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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy That Acorn Squash - Recipes from The Kitchn

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy That Acorn Squash - Recipes from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - October 13, 2017

Spend a Saturday morning at the farmers market this time of year and you will no doubt be overwhelmed by the great variety of winter squash available. The array of shapes, sizes, and colors can be both exciting and daunting, which is why it's tempting to reach for butternut every time. The old standby is familiar and approachable, but acorn squash can, and should, be too.

The dark green and orange skinned squash cooks up to be mildly sweet, nutty, and extra tender. Given its small round size, it's particularly suited for stuffing, but can also be roasted and pured. Here are five recipes to inspire you to pick one up the next time you are at the market.

1. Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Squash

Acorn squash works well here since the recipe calls for leaving the skin on. This unique dish is incredible for breakfast, served warm with yogurt and granola.

2. Penne with Acorn Squash and Pancetta

This just might be the ultimate pasta for the fall and winter months. Sweet acorn squash is joined with roasted garlic, fresh rosemary, and salty pancettafor a hearty main dish that's sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

3. Stuffed Winter Squash

4. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Bread, Cheese, and Bacon

5. Roasted Apple and Winter Squash Soup

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