As the nights draw in and a chill takes a hold of the air, don't despair! Rather than dwell on your disappearing fruit choice, embrace the season instead, and let a colourful selection of winter squash into your cooking.
Winter squash come into season from late summer, until mid-winter although many can now be found year round. They store easily as well as lending themselves to a variety of comforting winter recipes, from roasting and mashing to spiralising and blitzing into warming soups.
Whether you love the iconic orange pumpkin or want to experiment with Japanese kombucha squash there is a generous choice of colourful gourds out there to grace your table in the winter months ahead.
With that in mind, we've listed some of our favourite types of winter squash - along with a selection of Winter squash recipes from winter squash soup to roasted winter squash.
Winter Squash and Recipes
How to Cook Pumpkin
Pumpkins aren't just for holidays! Try embracing this popular pumpkin outside of Halloween and Thanksgiving too in favourites like cream of pumpkin soup to pumpkin tortellini and why not finish with a pumpkin pudding. Find all the pumpkin recipes you need here.
How to Cook Butternut Squash
The beauty of butternut squash is the ease of peeling compared to other squash plus its non-fibrous flesh imeaning it lends itself to wonderful easy velvety soups. Here's how to cook butternut squash, from muffins to pizza and pasta.
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash can be hard to handle - but discover our easy cooking tips and you'll soon tame this your spaghetti squash in a number of easy recipes.
If you really want to discover hassle-free squash - look no further than the Japanese kombucha squash. Not only is its flesh both sweeter and denser than many other squashes, but you can also eat the skin. Find out how to cook kombucha squash here.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.