This is one of my favorite ways to use butternut squash, which I love not just for its flavor but also because it's full of vitamin A. I usually make this when I am grilling steak or chicken. —Esther Horst, Monterey, Tennessee
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.
Here's a yummy side dish that suits the season. These rich, cheesy potatoes are a nice savory way to work Halloween into your menu. They're sure to cast a spell that produces smiles on the fun-loving folks around your table.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
“This puts my sweet potato crop to delicious use. I've substituted butternut squash for the sweet potatoes with equally yummy results." Undertones of apple make this mildly sweet, creamy dish stand out. Kathy Rairigh - Milford, Indiana
When you only have a few potatoes and want them mashed, fill in with parsnips -a root vegetable similar in shape to a carrot. The first frost of the season turns their starch to sugar, giving parsnips a subtle, sweet taste. Cook potatoes, carrots and parsnips together for a twist on garden-variety whipped potatoes. —LeAnn Bird, West Jordan, Utah