A few weeks ago I purchased “all the squash.” I wanted to do something fun with each of them, and I think I accomplished just that. Below are the random creations I came up with for five different types of squash. I don’t have recipe measurements because I usually just throw things together, but this will give you an idea of different flavor combinations to experiment with!You’ll see I used the outer “shell” of each squash as my bowl. Eating directly out of the squash shell is almost more fun than tormenting small children. Almost.
Named for its string like consistency, this squash is a fun substitute for noodles.
In the mix: olive oil, nutritional yeast, pepper, jalapenos, broccoli and cauliflower.
The squash with a funny name and an equally funny shape. Borderline inappropriate for both…
In the mix: Sauteed kale, cubed/roasted butternut squash, cranberries, cashews, olive oil, salt, pepper, and (un-pictured) quinoa.
Leftover butternut squash was consumed for dessert with almond butter.
The squash I want to wear as a hat.
In the mix: Quinoa and gluten free penne pasta with tomatoes and brussels sprouts, topped with a vegan “cheese” sauce.
For the sauce
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tblsp gluten free flour
- 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 clove (chopped) garlic
- pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat on low for about 4 minutes. Stir often until sauce becomes thick. I paired this with 1/2 cup (precooked) quinoa, and 1 cup (precooked) penne.
A squash that resembles an acorn. Ever seen a squirrel try to eat one of these?
In the mix: Cinnamon topped honeycrisp apples baked right into the center of the squash. Drizzled with a dash of raw honey to bring out the sweetness of the apples.
October would not be complete without pumpkin, the quintessential fall squash. Pie pumpkins are perfect for making a meal or a treat. Naturally I chose treat.
In the mix: Pumpkin Joe’s O’s, cashew butter, cinnamon, and vanilla coconut ice cream.
Perfect ending to the squashed adventures.
Q: What’s your favorite squash recipe? INSPIRE ME, leave a link in the comments!