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November 26, 2013

4 Awesome Ways to Prepare Squash

Don't underestimate squashMost people make the mistake of only using squash for decoration. But squash, which come in loads of unique varieties, are a lot more versatile than you think. With the holidays right around the corner and loads of different kind of squash in season, it is definitely the right time to learn some new ways to prepare these crazy veggies.

These simple squash creations should have you appreciating gourds a lot more, and they might even help you spice up your traditional holiday feasts with some new food classics.

As always, if you know any other awesome, crazy, or unique ways to prepare squash, make sure to let us know in the comments.





Spaghetti SquashSpaghetti Squash

Want a gluten-free healthy alternative to spaghetti noodles? This fresh way to prepare the amazing spaghetti squash into a delicious buttery noodle will bring new life to old pasta recipes.

Check out this herbed spaghetti squash recipe from the Food Network. 

 

Squash BrownsSquash Browns

Want to make breakfast a bit healthier and different this fall? Try your hand at squash browns, the squash alternative to hash browns.

Try this recipe for butternut squash hash browns from Tasty Kitchen.




Pumpkin bowlSquash Bowl Soup

What is cooler than a bread bowl? A squash bowl, obviously. These edible bowls could be filled with a soup made from their own insides or anything else — plus, they look amazing.

Here are instructions for making lentil soup in acorn squash bowls from Honest Cooking.



Squash FriesSquash Fries

Think sweet potato fries are cool? Then you haven't had squash fries. Still sweet but light and soft, these little guys will blow you away and they might even convince your kids to eat a slightly healthier version of their carby potato cousins. 

Try these butternut squash fries from the Food Network.










 


--Photos by iStockphoto/Swisshippo, Cathy_Britcliffe, Mikafotostok, Egal, Robynmac

James RogersJames Rogers is an editorial intern at Sierra. He graduated from Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment, where he studied a combination of environmental studies and journalism. While at Western, he was the editor in chief of The Planet magazine, and he has written for Conservation Northwest QuarterlyPublic Eye Northwestand The Western Front.

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