Butternut 101: A Refresher Course on How to Cook With Everyone’s Favorite Squash

September 25, 2015

Sweet, creamy, and ever-popular, butternut squash is the ideal entry-level pick for squash newbies. It’s easy to cook, versatile, and you can find it flooding pretty much any supermarket come fall. Whether you’re totally new to squash or just need a refresher, use these tips from associate food editor Rick Martinez to set your squash ambitions in motion. Ready to graduate to other squash varieties? These tips will also work for most other kinds of winter squash, like kabocha, acorn, and delicata.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Spicy Onions. Photo: William Abranowicz

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