Why should summer squash get all the love? Winter squash are some of the most delicious versatile ingredients of the entire year. Although these recipes all call for perennial favorites like butternut squash or pumpkin, feel free to substitute any flavorful, orange-fleshed winter squash you find at the market. We particularly like the Kabocha and Buttercup varieties for their sweetness; Acorn for its dainty size; and Delicata for its hearty, edible peel—but don't be afraid to get creative.
Everyone has a favorite butternut squash soup. This one will be yours.
This creamy, prosciutto-topped soufflé contains only eight ingredients (including salt and olive oil) and is super easy to make.
This recipe features our favorite way to prepare winter squash: cut in half, remove seeds, and roast until soft. After a turn in the blender with a hearty pour of heavy cream, the sweet, puréed squash makes a simple accompaniment to roasted rack of lamb drizzled with a Pinot Noir reduction.
Add chunks of braised chicken or lamb to turn this spiced Israeli couscous into a meal.
Pumpkin purée keeps this rich chocolate-lovers' cake deliciously moist. (And if said purée comes from a can, no one will be the wiser.)
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