Seasonal Superfood: Squash

Nothing says winter is on its way like an array of orange-fleshed squash in all shapes and sizes at the market. Produce guru and cookbook author Deborah Madison shares her shopping and cooking tips for four of the tastiest varieties, plus four delicious recipes!
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Now that you know more about squash's health benefits, it's time to start cooking! Here are 4 recipes to help you savor winter squash!

DELICATA RINGS WITH SAGE
Delicata Rings with Sage

"Prepping delicata is as easy as slicing right through it -- you can eat the skin," Deborah says. "If you prefer, instead of the breadcrumbs and cheese, garnish sauteed rings with chopped parsley and garlic."

 
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH RED CHILE & MINT
Butternut Squash Soup with Red Chile & Mint

"Buy butternuts in bulk so you always have them on hand for this cozy soup. Whole squash remain in good condition for weeks in a cool, dry place."

 
CHEESY SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH TOMATO SAUCE
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

"You can season and serve spaghetti squash the same way you would pasta," Deborah says. "Think of it as a gluten-free version."

 
MAPLE KABOCHA CAKE
Maple Kabocha Cake

"Cooked kabocha is buttery, sweet and soft, perfect for folding into baked goods or using in savory purees."

 
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