Embrace the season with these winter squash recipes.

What to Eat Right Now: Winter Squash

Winter squash are abundant and delicious right now. But with so many varieties, knowing which kind of squash to get can be daunting. Texture can range from silky and dense to mealy and fibrous.

Select the variety that’s best suited to your intended use. 

Best Squash for Roasting

  • Butternut
  • Orange kabocha
  • Delicata
  • Acorn
  • Honeynut
  • Candy roaster

Best Squash for Soups + Purees

  • Any of the above squashes
  • Green kabocha
  • Hubbard
  • Sugar or Pie pumpkin
  • Fairy tale pumpkin

(Note: I will never buy or willingly eat a spaghetti squash, but if you want to, that’s your business.)

Our Favorite Winter Squash Recipes:

Grilled Lamb and Acorn Squash with Fennel Tzatziki

Roasted Winter Squash Enchiladas

Spaghetti with Parmesan Sauce and Roasted Delicata Squash

Kale Caesar with Parmesan-Roasted Butternut Squash

Pearl Coucous Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash 

Butternut Squash Gratin

Recently on BkS: Fennel, Avocado, and Roasted Carrot Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

A quintessential fall salad with crunch, sweetness, and crispy browned edges. This roasted carrot salad is wonderful served alongside a simple protein or as a show off-y side for a dinner party. No matter the occasion, it’s delicious and varied – just the right balance of roasted and fresh, and perfect for chilly days. Get the recipe on BkS

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