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20 Times Winter Squash Kicked Summer Squash's Butt

Look who's awesome now, summer squash.
12/05/2013 09:07am ET | Updated September 23, 2014

Even though summer has come to an end -- and that fills most of our hearts with dread -- there's a silver lining to the changing of seasons, and it comes in the form of winter squash.

Look, we love summer squash very much, but winter squash is a stalwart in our kitchens that deserves some due praise. Winter squash recipes are hearty, usually pretty good for you, and bring some much-needed color to our wintery plates.

You'll see butternut squash and acorn squash in markets most frequently, but we also love to tinker with delicata squash, kabocha squash, carnival squash and spaghetti squash (as long as you don't pretend it's a good substitute for pasta). In most cases, these squashes can substitute easily for each other, so experiment away!

1
Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
Half Baked Harvest
2
Crispy Crepes With Spaghetti Squash And Sage
Feasting At Home
3
Butternut Squash And Gorgonzola Rigatoni Pasta Pie With Fried Sage
Half Baked Harvest
4
Acorn Squash Enchilada Sauce
The Faux Martha
Get the Acorn Squash Enchilada Sauce recipe from The Faux Martha
5
Roasted Butternut Squash And Kale Pizza
Bev Cooks
6
Winter Squash Pies
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Winter Squash Pies recipe from Adventures in Cooking
7
Maple Glazed Acorn Squash With Apple, Parsnip And Sage
Feasting At Home
8
Spiced Butternut Squash, Garlic Butter Mushroom And Fontina Nachos With Crispy Sage
How Sweet It Is
9
Roasted Acorn Squash Pancakes
Bev Cooks
10
Butternut Squash Bread
The Minimalist Baker
Get the Butternut Squash Bread recipe from The Minimalist Baker
11
Squash Butter Crostini With Blue Cheese, Celery And Bacon
James Ransom/Food52
12
Oven Butternut Squash Risotto
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Oven Butternut Squash Risotto recipe from Jacky via Food52
13
Butternut Squash & Bacon Mac n’ Cheese
Brown Eyed Baker
14
Winter Squash Soup With Red Chile And Mint
Ryan Dausch/Food52
15
Hearty Kale Salad With Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, And Toasted Hazelnuts
James Ransom/Food52
16
Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
How Sweet It Is
Get the Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells recipe from How Sweet It Is
17
Winter Squash Butter
Sarah (The Yellow House)
Get the Winter Squash Butter recipe from Food52
18
Classic Baked Acorn Squash
Simply Recipes
Get the Classic Baked Acorn Squash recipe from Simply Recipes
19
Kabocha Risotto
Macheesmo
Get the Kabocha Risotto recipe from Macheesmo
20
Butternut Squash & Cider Doughnuts
artandlemons/Food52

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