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Is Butternut Squash a Year-Round Ingredient?

Do You Cook With Butternut Squash All Year Round?

The other day my best friend asked me if I had a good butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe. I was a little surprised because it's practically Summer, and I've got nothing but apricots, tomatoes, and corn on the brain. However, the squash came from her parents garden, so she wanted to make good use of it. Then I remembered looking at a seasonal restaurant's menu recently; I noticed a couple of butternut squash dishes. While I only use butternut squash in the Fall and Winter months, I'm wondering if it's becoming more of a year-round thing, like strawberries. Do you cook with butternut squash all year round?

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fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Yummy! Will have to try! :drool:
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
I don't cook with it year-round -- only in Fall and Winter. Fuzzles: Yes!!! They are insanely delicious. Might be even better than pumpkin seeds.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Not really a fan of squash unless it is a minor element in a recipe. But.... Question: Has anyone roasted squash seeds? I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds and now, I am curious!
EvieJ EvieJ 5 years
I love it, as well, but only use it in fall/winter because it seems like such a pumpkin-y kind of squash, which to me are autumnal. I love all squash year-round, but try to keep it seasonal.
eatingbirdfood eatingbirdfood 5 years
I lover butternut squash but only tend to cook with it during the fall and winter because that's when it's in season and cheaper. :)
limelindsey limelindsey 5 years
I'm not a fan of butternut squash either, Amber. I don't like winter squash in general though - only summer squash.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
i wish i could because it's one of my favourite gourds, and it's really really nutritious but as a matter of principle (and to be wallet friendly) i buy according to season, not just availability.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I don't cook with it ever, blech. I wish I liked it though, because I have seen a ton of recipes it's good in. But can't get past that awful taste.
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