The Village at Penn State’s Executive Chef Highlights Fall Squash
September 6, 2022
With summer ending and the beginning of fall in sight, let’s discuss an often overlooked fall harvest item. Many varieties of fall squash will be in abundance at the store or farmers market. The cooking styles and techniques are almost endless. Fall squash can be prepared as a side dish or as a vegetarian entrée. The internet is loaded with creative recipes to help you experiment with all of the squash varieties.
Here is a quick look at some of the more common varieties of fall squash. Be adventurous and try one that is new to your dining experience. The culinary team will also be featuring creative squash recipes throughout the fall season.
Butternut squash is probably one of the most common and versatile squashes. Its sweet creamy orange flesh lends itself to a variety of cooking methods. Flavor pairs well with other bold items.
The acorn squash is very versatile with a tender golden flesh. Try baking with cinnamon and honey
There is more than just pie going on here. The soft dark orange flesh works wonders to any risotto recipe. Try making a puree of pumpkin soup with your preferred spices.
Spaghetti squash is probably known best for its delicate stringy texture. Great substitute for traditional spaghetti with red sauce.
The delicata squash is distinguished by its pale skin with dark green lines. Moist delicate flesh with citrus undertones. Roast and season with fresh herbs.