What to Do with Winter Squash

“It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime… of the year!”

And, although I am a nut for everything Christmas, I’m not referring to anything that has to do with the holidays.

This is the best time of year because it’s the season of winter squashes!

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad | StrictlyDelicious

From now until about early next year, your grocery stores and farmers’ markets will be stocked with piles of these varied, versatile squashes!

Fall is the perfect time to stock up on winter squash not only because this is their harvest season, but also because they store for months at a time in a cool, dark environment. So you’ll have them whenever you need them!

Simple Cheesy Herb Spaghetti Squash | StrictlyDelicious.com

So for the day when you got a little too excited and bought ALL of the winter squash, or for when you find yourself just not knowing what to do with the spaghetti squash tucked in the back of your pantry, here is a list of fantastic recipes for the best produce of the year.

For guidance on prepping winter squashes, click here.

Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash

(Can be used interchangeably)

Swiss Chard, Bacon, and Roasted Butternut Lettuce Wraps | StrictlyDelicious.com

Bacon, Chard, & Butternut Lettuce Wraps

Sick Soup: Chicken, Kale, and Butternut Squash Noodle Soup | StrictlyDelicious.com

Chicken, Kale, and Butternut Noodle Soup (Sick Soup)

Paleo Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup | StrictlyDelicious.com

Creamy Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Soup

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Chili (Nightshade Free & AIP) | StrictlyDelicious.com

Paleo Pumpkin Chili

Crockpot Pumpkin Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower Rice | StrictlyDelicious.com

Pumpkin Chicken Tikka Masala

Pumpkin Soup with Thyme, Browned Butter, and Parmesan | StrictlyDelicious.com

Pumpkin Soup with Thyme, Browned Butter, and Parmesan

Blend pumpkin puree with honey and spices and then strain the mixture, adding the syrup to tea, coffee, oatmeal, and desserts.

Spaghetti Squash

Paleo Pumpkin Bolognese via StrictlyDelicious.com

Pumpkin Bolognese over Spaghetti Squash

Simple Cheesy Herb Spaghetti Squash | StrictlyDelicious.com

Simple Cheesy Herb Spaghetti Squash

Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake | StrictlyDelicious.com

Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

Acorn Squash

Cranberry & Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash via StrictlyDelicious

Cranberry & Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cinnamon Coffee Pork Shoulder with Maple Roasted Squash via StrictlyDelicious

Coffee Cinnamon Pork Shoulder with Maple Roasted Squash

Slow Cooker Squash & Ground Beef Curry | StrictlyDelicious.com

Slow Cooked Squash & Ground Beef Curry