These colorful vegetables boasting a subtle herb flavor roast to perfection and are guaranteed to become a holiday favorite. They complement almost any entrée and are easy to prepare.—Donna Lamano, Olathe, Kansas
When I created these moist muffins one day with our garden-fresh squash, my 3 year-old son kept asking for more. That batch disappeared quickly... and so did the second one! We especially like the topping of brown sugar and cinnamon, which adds a sweet crunch.
When Mom didn't couldn’t get sweet potatoes in Zimbabwe, she substituted this creamy casserole, adding sweetness and spice to butternut squash. It soon became a family favorite.
“Even if you don’t like squash, you’ll like this side dish,” Ellie Klopping promises from Toledo, Ohio. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples in a cinnamon-sugar glaze for an elegant accompaniment.
Autumn has always been my favorite time of year and the combination of butternut squash and apples reminds me of autumn. The spicy chipotle peppers adds some heat and zip. Using two chipotle peppers will make a spicy soup. If you prefer less heat, add only one pepper or no peppers at all.—Andrea Gilkenson, Wausau, Wisconsin
Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination to create different recipes in order not to tire of their goodness. These tender butternut ravioli draped in a rich bourbon pecan sauce is one way I beat recipe fatigue. —Michele Claybrook-Lucas, Media, Pennsylvania
The colors of the dish remind me of autumn, my favorite season. Butternut squash is nutritious as well as colorful. This is an example of cooking it a way other than mashed and sweetened. The pork tenderloin medallions are mildly seasoned with rosemary and are very tender.—Louise Nowak, Columbia, Connecticut