Get Squashed: 25 Sweet, Savory, Stuffed and Sensational Recipes Starring Our Favorite Cold Weather Fruit

Marla Rose
3 min readOct 11, 2023
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I will admit, we’re heading into the months that are not my favorite time of the year for produce, but leaning into winter squashes makes it a little easier to take. There are about 30 varieties of winter squash grown in different parts of the world, with lots of unique colors, shapes and flavors, so let this little list be a springboard for expanding your horizons.

Now, let’s get squashed!

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Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms via From My Bowl
Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash via It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash via Desiree RD
Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowls via Jasmine Briones for VegNews
Simply Roasted Acorn Squash via Unpeeled Journal

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Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash, Corn and Black Bean Stew via Vegan Street
Golden Butternut Chickpea Curry via The Full Helping
Butternut Nacho Cheese Sauce via The First Mess
Creamy Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage via Cookie and Kate
Creamy Butternut Squash Pudding via Love and Lemons

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Delicata Squash

Air Fryer Delicata Squash via Vegan Street
Creamed Spinach and White Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash via Bakerita
Delicata Squash Boats with Cauliflower Bechamel via Forks Over Knives
Cassoulet with Delicata Squash and Roasted Garlic via Rachael Hartley Nutrition
Roasted Delicata Squash with Pepitas and Pomegranate Seeds via Lieslicious