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Squash Recipes

Different Types of Squash: acorn squash
Dark green on the outside, this (duh!) acorn-shaped supermarket regular has a yellow-orange flesh that tastes like black pepper and hazelnuts.

One way to enjoy it: Lightly coat the squash surface with butter, sugar, sea salt, and pure maple syrup, then bake.

More tips on how to prepare squash.
Different Types of Squash: spaghetti squash
A watermelon-shaped squash with a golden-yellow rind, it gets its name from the spaghetti-like strands the flesh turns into once cooked and forked. If you like a nuttier zest to your veggies, this squash is for you.

One way to enjoy it: For a tasty side dish, Food Network's Ellie Krieger, R.D., scrapes out the cooked strands with a fork and coats the "noodles" with pesto (check out the great pesto recipe using squash seeds, here).
This yellowish pear-or hourglass-shaped squash has a silky deep-orange flesh and a flavor reminiscent of a lighter-tasting sweet potato.

One way to enjoy it: For an easy soup, Krieger suggests putting cooked butternut squash, vegetable broth, and spices in a blender, then whirling away.

Different Types of Squash: sweet dumpling squash
Sweet Dumpling
A small, pumpkin-shaped squash that has bright green streaks; its taste ranges from nutty to mildly sweet.

One way to enjoy it: Stuff baked halves with a pilaf mixture of quinoa, sauteed onions, fresh cilantro, roasted pecans, and dried cranberries for an easy entree.

Different Types of Squash: buttercup squash
This green-skinned, almost square-shaped squash with creamy orange flesh will rock your taste buds with its supersweet finish.

One way to enjoy it: In a blender, mix chunks of baked buttercup along with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper for a riff on traditional hummus.

Different Types of Squash: delicata squash
The oblong squash has pale yellow skin with green markings. The creamy pulp has a pleasing taste that's a mix of corn and sweet potato.

One way to enjoy it: Smash roasted delicata with boiled potatoes, milk, olive oil, salt, and fresh chives.

Different Types of Squash: hubbard squash
This blue-gray, green, or orange-red squash has wart-covered skin (it makes the squash durable) and a grainy, mildly sweet flesh.

One way to enjoy it: Cut into cubes and push onto skewers. Brush with oil or butter, season with nutmeg, and grill until soft. Before serving, drizzle with honey or maple syrup.

Different Types of Squash: kabocha squash
From Japan, this squat squash is forest green. The orange flesh is dry yet ubersweet when roasted.

One way to enjoy it: Combine baked kabocha with lentils, tomatoes, red peppers, parsley, and feta. Top with a drizzle of sesame oil.

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