Squash is good for a lot more than decorating—with a little gussying up, it makes a marvelous weeknight meal. To celebrate the season, our friends at PureWow present seven hearty and delicious seasonal squash recipes you’ll fall for.
Dried cranberries, crunchy pumpkin seeds and chunks of caramelized butternut squash jazz up this healthy grain.
Southerly regions still have these delicate flowers in season–so stuff them with ricotta cheese right away!
Acorn Squash Bowls
Baked gourds become edible bowls filled with coconut-milk-laced quinoa salad.
Summer squash, zucchini and eggplant are layered with tomato puree in this intoxicating classic Italian dish
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
The squash–not cheddar cheese–is what gives this healthy dish its orange sauce.
Butternut and kabocha are baked right in the skillet with chicken broth, bread crumbs, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.
Butternut Squash Risotto
Pancetta, white wine and Parmesan cheese–along with lots of added chicken stock–create a delicious (and delightfully sleep-inducing) fall meal.
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