Good Question: Recipes for Giant Squash?

Good Question: Recipes for Giant Squash?

Faith Durand
Dec 16, 2008

Continuing on with our squash theme today, here's a question from reader matchbookhymnal. Apparently they have a giant squash to use up!

I bought a squash the size of a toddler at the farmer's market. After it had served its purpose as fall decor, I cut it up and found that it was much like butternut, only somewhat milder (probably due to its enormous size!). So far I have made squash soup, squash fries, and roasted squash with marinara, but I still have gallons of squash left! What else can I make with this giant vegetable?

Congratulations on your great abundance of squash! Not such a bad problem to have! A couple thoughts.

First of all, chop up any of it you can't use now and freeze it for using later in the winter. Just make sure to wrap it well and protect it from freezer burn.

In a related note, you can also cook it down and make squash puree which can also then be frozen. This is great for soups, casseroles, even quesadilla filling and sweet pies.

Readers, what else would you suggest for this giant squash (not pictured above, but we imagine it might look similar to one of these prize-winning gourds).

More squash recipes and tips:
How to Peel Squash: An Easier Way
Recipe Recommendation: Risotto with Squash and Sage
French Pumpkins: Potimarron
Harvest Cooking Tip: Roast Garlic Cloves Inside Squas
Eat This: Baked Acorn Squash Rings

(Image: Flickr member ChrisM70 licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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