Your favorite savory winter squash recipes
I love winter squash! I am looking for a holiday worthy but not sugary squash recipe, any kind of squash except spaghetti.
A good squash doesn't need much of a recipe - just cook and eat.
But, one impressive presentation is to cut it open like a jackolantern, fill it with stuffing (bread, ham, cream, etc), and bake (1.5-2hrs). Obviously this works best with a variety with a good hollow. My favorite is kabocha. That variety has good flavor by itself, though it can be dry when baked.
I like to take those mini acorn squash, cut off the tops, clean them and then cook them as directed. For the final 15 minutes or so, I'll fill them with
A soup.....Chicken/Veg or a nice slightly spicy Sweet Potatoe soup I found(prepared)
Stuffing with apples and cooked sausage ( a bit of garlic)
Sauteed Mushrooms and onions with a bit of Lobster Bisque poured over it
For Butternut.I either do a Squash Souffle ( mine is on the sweet side)...or best..roasted with potatoes and parsnips in oil with some garlic and onion added near the end. I sometimes add some Penzey's spice blends
I like roasting butternut squash (peeled, seeded, cubed) with carrots (peeled and cubed) on a cookie sheet (lined with foil). Toss with a little olive oil, smoked paprika or ginger, salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for 45 min. or so. I drizzle a little honey or maple syrup on at the end, but it's good without it too.
Also rounds of acorn squash (halved, seeded, sliced into about 1-inch semi-circles) roasted and then drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
Just made this stuffed acorn squash (really they were rings) last night and it was delicious. Careful about the type of molasses. In Central PA molasses is known as King Syrup and I think that is what this recipe is going for. Maple syrup would be good here too. I used sweet Italian sausage because it was what I had.