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!
49 thoughts on “Squashed”
Wow- now I too feel compelled to buy ALL the squash! I love doing stuff like this and trying a bunch of different combos. Unfortunately I’m going to be the opposite of a helpful person here where you take a recipe idea and leave a recipe idea (because i have NO idea what im doing when it comes to squash) so i’ll just be taking these recipes… however if you ever need a recipe for candied walnuts, I’m your girl 😀
di @ life of di.
THANK YOU! I will definitely be checking these out! I’m all about squash – year round really – but over the past year I tried to hold off until it was in season. I typically eat my spaghetti squash with marinara + dark kidney beans. It’s delicious!
Beans and squash is SO yum!! Great idea.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I am loving all these ideas! I ordered loads of squash yesterday from a local fruit and veg delivery place and I can’t wait till it all arrives. I have so much I want to do with it all.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Given my raging sweet, the acorn squash combo is my favourite… especially because it SCREAMS fall. But I’m loving the sound of the kabocha as well. I really need to get more creative with my squashes because usually I just slice them up and roast em!
Squash is a LEGIT dessert option. Given I need to pair it with ice cream or even just almond butter, but STILL it’s a good dessert!!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
Give me all the squash! Love all the ideas. Butternut squash and it’s inappropriateness, bahaha I love it. I see what you did there with the “cheese sauce,” it’s like mac n cheese! Baking the apples IN the acorn squash= genius. Saving the pumpkin with pupmkin O’s… perfection. Well, that and the butternut with AB. That’s my girl!
I’m not big on squash — but I do like the sketti squash. Don’t really have any unique way of preparing it. And my favorite (if Im in the mood) is acorn with Earth Blance, salt and black pepper.
PS- Thems the most white cauliflowers Ive ever seen! Beautymous!
I now want some acorn squash with salt and pepppaaa!!
Love this! Kabocha, spaghetti, and butternut are my personal favs but I’m totally open to all other varieties as well… just sooooo stinkin yummy! I love pairing green veggies with squash by either stuffing them (like you do here) or sauteing them all together with some spices!
HOLY. FREAKING. CRAPBALLS.
There is so much heaven happening in this post, I don’t even have the words.
See? You just gave me a mini seizure….
ahhhhh these look so so so amazingggggg! i’m def going to make those butternut (that was my nicknames from an ex boyfriend years ago and he was such a funny hippie Colorado goof that i love that word now) and acorn variations fo sho….or at least dream about making them. or fly you to NY to make them for me. I NEED THOSE IN MY LIFE.
I like your second idea better, NY is calling to me!
Change of Pace
Love your creativity in the kitchen 🙂 Amazing!
I hate to admit I’ve never cooked with a squash, but every fall I say I’m going to bake a spaghetti squash.
You must bake one!! It’s really SO easy.
The Vegan 8
Wow! Those all look so amazing!! I love the filled squashes you created. Would you believe I’ve never had spaghetti squash before?!! I’m so weird about textures…is it too mushy? Everything looks so gorgeous!!
The spaghetti squash would be the LEAST “mushy” of all of these. It’s stringy and has a slight crunch. You must try it!!
Rach @ This Italian Family
I love that you put the mixture of each one inside the squashes!! So cool!
I have at least one of each of these squash living in my basement right now. We’ve been getting them in the food share for weeks now, along with all the greens. I’ve been dealing with the produce which has a shorter shelf life and putting all the squash in a cool, dark place. Hence the basement. Give me a couple more weeks and then I’ll be ready to tap that ass.
Laura @ the gluten-free treadmill
This is so awesome and now I’m craving squash!
Matt @ Runner Savvy
I love making acorn squash fries. I cut them into a fry shape and roast them with olive oil, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. Not too crazy but always delicious!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
GET YOUR MOUTH ON THAT WHITE ACORN SQUASH RIGHT NOW!!! I went to the store earlier today and bought 5 of them AHHHH HA HA AH AHA HA AH AHA HA HA AH AH!
I love all the combinations! I miss having squash bowls…I was obsessed with them two years ago (wow…has it really been that long??). Will need to fix that asap, I know…
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
hahahahah well thank the freaking LORD you didn’t do delicata squash. I would’ve felt like a straight up idiot for spending the last hour on my post haha. That spaghetti squash looks incredible! Must try ASAP 😀
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
YUM- these all look epic, Britt…craving some squash now! I love stuffing butternut squash with quinoa, lots of fresh herbs & hummus….mmm!
Oooo, I love all of your squash ideas! I have a spaghetti squash sitting on my counter right now. I’ve never tried Kabocha, but I’ve wanted too. YUM!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Eating directly out of the squash shell is almost more fun than tormenting small children.
OMG. WHY ARE WE NOT LIVING IN THE SAME CITY? Not only do we get joy out of kids dropping ice creams but… i just can’t. I once worked in retail and this twat kid messed up my t shirt folding. i went around, poked him and quickly ran away. He was like ‘MUM SOMEONE POKED ME’ at the top of his voice.
..his mum punished him for yelling in public.
OMG stop…that link had me DYING.
#12. Ugliest thing I have ever seen.
#16. Doesn’t deserve a birthday if he is going to cry with a giant mountain of donuts in front of him.
#18.The goat should have bit his hand off, that would have been something to cry about.
#23. Bill Murray wins at life.
#31. This is the only one that is spot on…I cry over this too. Same with #33.
I have no soul because I love that the child you poked got punished. In a round about way he was being punished for ruining your shirts.
oh my i love how you presented these in the actual gourd (whatver the word is, hehe)
Food, Booze, & Baggage
You did buy all the squash!! Very creative uses and loved you used the squash as the bowl for each one. We just made butternut squash lasagna that was amazing this past Sunday, very good! I never know what to do with the fall squashes so these are great ideas.
You are the squash queen! I had a butternut squash sitting on the counter last night and Jimmy was like what is that squash? (He’s used to me buying 200 different squashes and can’t keep up.. haha) I was like “That’s a butternut squash, also known as the most phallic squash!” LOL.
Anyways….I love the pumpkin + ice cream + cereal + cinnamon combo. It looks and sounds so good!
BAHAHA I love you for that phallic comment. So true!
um… yum!? i want to try all of these. also, a great way to learn varieties of squash – i think i only knew spaghetti, butternut and pumpkin. love that you put the pumpkin o’s in the pumpkin, and i wish grubhub would bring me that butternut dish 🙂
Lucie Elizabeth (@CollectingLight)
Ahhhhh, squashes! I used to be absolutely addicted to Kabocha squares. Seriously, I used to pick up 7-8 of them each week and had them with every meal for about 2 years every winter. Not I can’t stand the things because Ive eaten to many of them! They are so good in any kind of stew though (or even eaten cold!)
Choc Chip Uru
I live by the fact that you can never have too much squash 😀
Thank god for your post, now I can go find some and devour!
Choc Chip Uru
Looks like someone has caught the squash bug! 🙂 I LOVE how you’re using the shells as bowls. I just bought a spaghetti squash with a new recipe combo in mind, and might use the shells as my bowl too if I can pull it off!
Yummmmmmmm! I love maple roasted butternut squash!!
Femme Fitale Fit Club
I love me some spaghetti squash!!!!! YES!!!
I am ridiculously jealous of the amount of different squash (squashes?) you have. I think I’ve only ever seen butternut 😦
Oh my goodness! They are ALL OVER the stores this time of year where I live.
Luv What You Do
Saw this on the gram…love how creative you are with your squash. I need to get myself to the market and pick some up!
Some delicious squash recipes! I especially liked the combo you had in the butternut squash 🙂
Christina Does It All
Seriously, there is no one I know (blogging or otherwise) who makes eating healthy look SO good.
I wish I had time to cook like this, to cook anything really. I cannot wait to be done school and have some time for myself.
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Some great ideas for squash and pumpkins
Now to work out what to do with this marrow I have in the cupboard.
Was going to dice it and slowly cook it in a pan, but you’ve got me thinking.
Fantastic post! I’m a huge fan of the brassica (broccoli, cauli, Bsprouts) with any squash, and I’m just starting to love pistachios with them too. My favorite squash recipe lives in my fridge this time of year: curried squash soup. I drink it, sometimes, instead of a mug-o-joe (only sometimes, ’cause who can live without coffee? Not me.) I posted about it here. It’s the OTHER recipe on my blog, which is decidedly NOT a food blog (http://wp.me/p28k6D-1lV). Cheers!
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