How to Prepare and Cook Winter Squash

Discover different ways to prep and cook winter squash.

Autumn brings a medley of winter squash to grocery stores and farmers markets. Eye-catching as centerpieces, winter squash (like butternut, pumpkin, and acorn squash) are also some of the healthiest and most delicious vegetables around. In this video, you ll learn how to prep and cook winter squash, each method bringing out different flavors for different recipes from squash casseroles and soups to roasted squash. The first method you ll see is the baked squash method, which builds intense, caramelized flavors. You ll learn tips for keeping the squash from drying out as it bakes and other tips for enhancing flavors. You ll learn how to prepare butternut squash and acorn squash, including a way to turn acorn squash into bowls filled with delicious stuffings. You ll learn the best kind of squash to cook using the boiling method. There s even a method for cooking squash in the microwave. You ll also see a simple technique for cutting thick-skinned squash with a well-sharpened chef s knife.

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