29 ways with winter squash
When you're craving a taste of autumn, try these tasy dishes featuring butternut, delicata, kabocha, and more varieities of winter squash
This vegetarian dish is fragrant with garam masala, an Indian spice blend that typically includes black pepper and a mix of sweet and savory spices.
Recipe: Roasted Squash Soup with Sage
We love the play of savory-sweet flavors and big textures in this hearty winter salad from Rocky Maselli of A16 Rockridge in Oakland—and also his foolproof technique for cooking farro.
Recipe: Curried Roasted Squash Soup
Recipe: Butternut Squash Gnocchi
Recipe: Giant Butternut Squash Ravioli
Some butternut squash soups can be too sweet; here, almond butter, lime juice, and slightly spicy salad mix-ins keep the flavors lively. For a heartier dish, add a few cooked medium shrimp (warmed first in a little hot water) to each bowl.
Recipe: Chile-roasted Acorn Squash
Recipe: Rooibos Butternut “Pizzettas”
Recipe: Nut-Stuffed Delicata Squash
Recipe: Miso-Glazed Kabocha Squash
The caraway from the rye bread is delicious with the roasted squash. If you like the flavor, use a darker rye. If you’re not a fan, you can easily use a good-quality sourdough. This makes a good main dish for vegans (use kosher rye, which excludes dairy). But it’s good with sausage too; add about 1 pound, casings removed, browned and crumbled.
Recipe: Squash Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Feel free to swap in other squash in pastry chef Michelle McKenzie’s recipe: Sugar Pie comes out sweeter, and canned pumpkin is mellow-tasting, if less distinctive. Shauna Sever, an 18 Reasons instructor, suggested the spicy gingersnap layer. You’ll need a 9-in. deep-dish pie pan.
Recipe: Kabocha Squash Crème Fraîche Pie
Watch out, carrot cake. An intriguing mix of spices, plus coconut sugar for subtle sweetness, put this butternut squash cake over the top. (And did we mention the bourbon?)
Recipe: Butternut Squash Spice Cake