October 10, 2022 | Jody Gatewood

winter squash

It’s fall so that means pumpkins, apples, and winter squash. I’m guessing that last one surprised you bit. In the fall we hear about all things pumpkin and apple. Based off social media posts, millions of people post about pumpkins and apples while only thousands post about winter squash. Even though winter squash isn’t talked about as much, it is a great fall vegetable to include in your meals.

Winter squash refers to squash that is harvested in the fall. They have thicker outer skin and can be stored for at least a month. Some types of winter squash include acorn squash, butternut squash, and spaghetti squash. For information on selecting, storing, and preparing winter squash, check out our Produce Basics. With its thicker outer skin, winter squash can be a little intimidating to prepare. Watch our video on How to Prepare Winter Squash for some tips to safely prepare your squash.

One way my family likes to enjoy winter squash is in Autumn Soup. Some other tasty ways to enjoy it are in Butternut Squash Enchiladas and Easy Roasted Vegetables.

Give winter squash a try today!

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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