Winter squashes, such as acorn, butternut, delicata and spaghetti squash, are in-season right now in the PNW. Winter squashes are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta carotene helps to promote healthy skin, eyes, and a healthy immune system. Winter squashes also provide wholesome, complex carbohydrates which provide lasting energy.
It is important to have proper technique when cutting winter squashes to ensure that you stay safe. This webpage contains a quick video that demonstrates how to safely cut a butternut squash, as well as other helpful tips and tricks for preparing winter squashes.
See below for a delicious butternut squash recipe that you can make for friends and family this holiday season. The warm, golden, roasted butternut squash in this “stuffing” recipe is sure to satisfy.
Butternut Squash and Wild Rice “Stuffing”
Makes about 6-12 servings
Ingredients (For Rice and Toppings):
For the Butternut Squash:
For the Ginger Dressing:
Whisk ingredients together until well combined and set aside.
Nutrition per Serving (Divided into 12 servings): 273 calories; 12.3 g total fat (2.9 g sat); 4.4 mg cholesterol; 296.5 mg sodium; 35.7 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g fiber; 9 g protein
Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate
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