Wednesday, 12 February 2014

An Assortment of Veggie Squash Recipes




There's something wonderfully versatile about squash. Whole, it's robust enough to stand as a dramatic centrepiece; chopped, it's a vegetable amongst many; puréed, it provides a creamy base for soups and sauces.

These gorgeous recipes are all vegan, or (in the occasional case where I made it non-vegan to start with) can be easily made suitable with simple substitutions such as using non-dairy yoghurt or cheese.

I'll be updating this page as I develop more delicious squash recipes, so bookmark it now and refer back at your leisure.

Stuffed Squash Recipes

For a delightfully simple and healthy recipe, this acorn squash with sesame greens features a stir-fried mixture of kale and cabbage. It's ridiculously good for you, too.

Created as a copy-cat recipe for a restaurant dish that's vanished from the menu of a favourite pub, this mushroom-stuffed butternut squash is a creamy and indulgent treat.

To complement the earthy flavours of onion squash, I created a creamy, multicoloured risotto filling packed with fresh vegetables. The resulting dish, onion squash with rainbow risotto, is as bright and cheerful as they come.

Casseroles & Soups

One of my most popular recipes of all time, this butternut squash & spinach risotto is a brightly coloured plate full of healthy vegetables.

I made Turkish squash & chickpea stew while trying to win a trip to Turkey; I didn't succeed, but this dish is a winner.

Drawing on another popular Middle Eastern flavour, the raw heat of harissa was the inspiration for this casserole of harissa & mint roasted vegetables. It took me a while to get the hang of harissa, but I'm certainly a convert.

For a simple, warming winter recipe, you could do worse than a bowl of butternut squash & carrot soup. And at only 165 calories, this is a healthy option, too.

Or this butternut squash & split pea soup with Hungarian paprika is a more hearty option with a smokey taste.

What's your favourite squash recipe? Leave a link in the comments and I'll look forwards to trying out my favourites.

11 comments:

Rebecca Subbiah said...

great recipes as always

Rachel said...

Butternut squash risotto is one of my favourites...

Remy Cruz said...

Great recipes to try! Amazing pictures.

Gingermommy said...

I wish I could get the family to eat squash, I really enjoy it. These look yummy

Johanna GGG said...

these look beautiful - I love your stuffed squashes - I love pumpkin scones and plain old pumpkin soup - but one recipe that comes to mind that I love is this one http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/pumpkin-soup-for-busy-days.html - nb in Australia a lot of our pumpkin is what you call squash - eg your butternut squash is our butternut pumpkin and your kabocha squash is our jap pumpkin (I think)

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

Yum, these recipes look delicious - I absolutely love squash! My favourite is simple squash baked in the oven with butter and brown sugar - SO good!

GiselleR said...

I've been looking for some squash recipes to try out cuz I don't generally eat it and these look amazing! Can't wait to try the risotto!!!
Thanks for sharing :D #SITSShareFest

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets said...

I was just telling my boyfriend that I really need to learn how to cook with squash, so this helps a ton, thank you! Dropping by from SITS Sharefest!

Shelby Law Ruttan said...

I have pinned this for future reference, it all looks so delicious!

Jenne said...

I haven't managed to get the family to eat squash yet but I am working on pumpkin :)

christine said...

stunning photos, as usual, good enough to eat:)

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