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Winter Squash & Pumpkins

Types of Winter Squash & Pumpkins
Fifteen fabulous winter squash (and tasty recipes too boot).

How to Cook Winter Squash
There are several easy ways to cook up winter squash - whether you have a butternut squash, an acorn squash, a spaghetti squash, or a pumpkin. Use these methods to cook squash simply and serve with a bit of butter and sugar or just salt and pepper for an easy, flavorful, nutrient-chocked sunny dish.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
See how easy it is to prepare this versatile fall and winter vegetable.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Make use of the by-product of jack o'lanterns and see how easy it is to roast pumpkin seeds.

How to Roast Pumpkin
See how easy it is to roast pumpkins with these step-by-step directions.

Types of Winter Squash & Pumpkins
Winter squash have thick, tough shells that protect the sweet, rich flesh inside which makes them excellent storage vegetables. Some varieties are available year-round, but their natural season runs from late summer to mid-winter.

Butternut Squash Soup
Start with this basic butternut squash soup recipe and then use any of the variations and garnishes below - or add your own flair - to create your own version.

Butternut Squash Stir-Fry With Mustard Seeds
Quick and delicious butternut squash stir-fry with garlic, ginger, and mustard seeds makes a pretty and easy autumn side dish.

Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Candied pumpkin seeds are tasty on their own or make a fun garnish.

Cardamom Pumpkin Pie
Make homemade pumpkin pie sing with a bit of cardamom.

Ginger Pumpkin Pie
Ginger adds a great kick to classic pumpkin pie.

Glazed Butternut Squash
This Glazed Butternut Squash is a snap to make, easy to double (as long as you have enough pans and oven space), and is delicious even towards the room temperature spectrum of things.

Mushroom Cream Stuffed Squash
Mushroom Cream Squash is earthy and rich and sweet and full of antioxidants. It's a delicious side dish or a great vegetarian main dish.

Pumpkin Cheese Tart
Roasted pumpkin or other winter squash and a rich custard make a delicious fall or winter savory tart.

Pumpkin Spinach Blue Cheese Tart
Pumpkin, spinach, and blue cheese make a super flavorful savory tart.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Try roasting spaghetti squash and topping it with a bit of butter and salt - simply delicious.

Roasted Squash Seeds
Winter squash seeds are just as delicious roasted up as the classic pumpkin seeds!

Ginger Squash Soup
A kick of ginger brings out the deep sweetness of winter squash.

Roasted Squash Soup
Roasted Squash Soup is easy, delicious, and wonderfully rich tasting.

Spicy Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Sweet and spicy - these make a great snack or a tasty garnish on soups, salads, or desserts.

Spaghetti Squash in Jalapeno Cream
Spaghetti Squash is roasted, scraped into thin strands before being mixed with a jalapeno-infused cream sauce, topped with cheese, and baked until bubbling and brown.

Spaghetti Squash "Noodles" and Pork
Spaghetti squash is used in place of rice vermicelli in this easy and spicy dish.

Squash Pie
This luscious winter squash pie is a fabulous use of roasted winter squash.

Squash Risotto
Make a rich, sweet, delicious risotto with winter squash.

Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffed Squash
Wild rice and mushrooms fill winter squash for a fabulous side or main dish.

Wild Rice Sausage Stuffed Squash
Try this rich tasting squash as a side dish or the main event.

Winter Squash Spice Cake
Mashed cooked squash adds rich flavor and plenty of moisture to this spicy, delicious, easy cake.

Spiced Butter Squash
Drizzle warmly spiced brown butter over roasted squash for a simple and delicious side dish.

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