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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Top five squash recipes

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Summer squash casserole
This simple side dish is great if you love yellow summer squash . It packs a big punch of flavor and is easy to prepare. Great as a take along casserole dish, or for a side with chicken or fish. The best part of this recipe is you can add to it any number of great ingredients to make it truly your own creation. See the link at the bottom of this article for the recipe.
Mashed Butternut squash
If you are looking for an alternative to regular mashed potatoes, Butternut squash can be a tasty change. Easy to prepare, and oh so easy to add wonderful flavors to, you will find a million different ways to serve this versatile side dish. Butternut squash is loaded with vitamin A and beta carotene. One cup contains around 13 net carbohydrates. For this tasty and comforting side dish recipe, see the link below.

Delicious baked Acorn squash
Thanksgiving is coming and there are no shortage of delicious recipes out there to try, one of the simplest yet tasty and healthy recipes out there is for baked Acorn squash. Acorn squash has a mild flavor that lends itself well to so many different recipes it is hard to think of the best way to serve it. This family favorite can be eaten as a dessert or baked plain and just part of one of the sides you serve during the holidays. For the out of this world recipe, see the link at the end of this article.

Roasted Butternut squash
Butternut squash is one of those wonderful foods that can be prepared sweet or savory and taste equally delicious. This recipe is a savory side dish packed with flavor, and it is a great side dish for a variety of meats especially pairing well with with roasted pork. Two medium to large sized Butternut squash will feed a family of five. Roast with other vegetables or as a side dish to ham, pork, chicken or turkey. You really can't go wrong with this one. For the complete recipe and instructions please find the link below.

Spaghetti squash with Parmesan cheese
Are you looking for a side dish that is tasty, cool and unexpected? Why not grab two Spaghetti squash from the produce section of your local grocery store and serve it? It's easy and if you are planning on using your oven, try it baked in the oven. The kids will love this unique side dish and you can even prepare it with traditional tomato sauce as you would with pasta. This dish is really easy too make, tasty and fun to eat as well. There's so many different ways to serve it, so experiment and find your perfect spaghetti side dish. See the Spaghetti squash recipe link below.

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