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The leaves are changing and that means it's time for fall cooking

Acorn, butternut, spaghetti and many more types of squash are currently in season, and we suggest you try all of them. Push that PSL aside, it's time to get serious about eating real squash. While the squash type in each recipe is pretty interchangeable, here's how to use five types of great autumnal squash. 

Butternut Squash

Roasted Squash Soup with Apples and Soju

Roasted squash soupSource: My Name is Yeh
Roasted squash soup  My Name is Yeh

Roasting your squash before pureeing it for soup gives it even more depth. This squash soup seriously tastes like fall with the addition of sage, apple and Korean soju. Get the recipe here.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Couscous

Roasted butternut squash, kale and cranberry couscousSource: Gimme Some Oven
Roasted butternut squash, kale and cranberry couscous  Gimme Some Oven

In a season known for its heartier, creamier dishes, it's nice to have a veggie-loaded salad-like creation such as this couscous to lighten up a meal. Get the recipe here.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Roasted butternut squash chiliSource: Foodie Crush
Roasted butternut squash chili  Foodie Crush

Orange is the new red with this lightened-up chili recipe. Perfect for after a day of apple picking, or going to the store and buying some apple cider to sip as you cook. Get the recipe here.

Spaghetti Squash

Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Garlic parmesan spaghetti squashSource: Damn Delicious
Garlic parmesan spaghetti squash  Damn Delicious

Leave zoodles for the summer and amp up your spaghetti substitute with squash this season. Get the recipe here.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

Spaghetti squash lasagna boatSource: Pinch of Yum
Spaghetti squash lasagna boat  Pinch of Yum

Easier than making an entire lasagna, just stuff the fillings into a squash boat and let the vegetable take the place of pasta. You'll sail away in deliciousness. Get the recipe here.

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Chicken alfredo spaghetti squashSource: The Gunny Sack
Chicken alfredo spaghetti squash  The Gunny Sack

Guilt-free chicken alfredo? Almost. Subbing squash for fettuccine may permanently convert you to the cheesy gourd lifestyle. Get the recipe here.


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Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash Lasagna

Acorn squash lasagnaSource: i am a food blog
Acorn squash lasagna  i am a food blog

Making an autumnal squash dish is as easy and throwing slices of roast squash between some pasta, sauce and cheese. Get the recipe here.

Crockpot Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

Pork ramen with roasted acorn squashSource: Half Baked Harvest
Pork ramen with roasted acorn squash  Half Baked Harvest

Say hello to all that is fall in one bowl. If you're not up for making homemade ramen (big mistake!), take a major shortcut by just using this roasted squash recipe and mixing it in with your Top Ramen. Get the recipe here.

Delicata Squash

Crispy Delicata Rings

Crispy delicata ringsSource: Food52
Crispy delicata rings  Food52

All you really need for these tasty rings are a delicata squash, oil and salt. What you enjoy these finger-food-friendly veggies with is up to you! Get the recipe here.

Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce

Delicata squash bakeSource: Minimalist Baker
Delicata squash bake  Minimalist Baker

Skip the caloric pasta bake one autumnal evening and go for this squash bake, topped with hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds for extra crunch. Okay, serve it over pasta, that's fine too. Get the recipe here.

Wheat Berry and Apple Stuffed Delicata Squash

Wheat berry and apple stuffed delicata squashSource: Naturally Ella
Wheat berry and apple stuffed delicata squash  Naturally Ella

If you've made it through fall without stuffing a squash you did it wrong. Start with this stuffed delicata squash, which perfectly serves two when cut in half and baked with healthy ingredients. Get the recipe here.

Kabocha Squash

Slow Cooker Beef and Kabocha Squash Stew

Beef and kabocha stewSource: Skinny Taste
Beef and kabocha stew  Skinny Taste

Let this hearty autumnal meal simmer as you enjoy the crisp weather outside, or sit on the couch watching football inside. Get the recipe here.

Kabocha Pumpkin Pie

Kabocha pieSource: Rasa Malaysia
Kabocha pie  Rasa Malaysia

Sub out regular Halloween-style pumpkin for this Japanese squash in this sweet pie. Get the recipe here.