You know the acorn squash, you’ve cooked the butternut squash, and you’ve carved their big brother Mr. Pumpkin, but have you ever considered buttercup squash? Not to be confused with butternut squash, this little, dark green squash is shaped like a tiny pumpkin with a dark yellowish-orange center.Its flesh flavor is sweet and nutty, allowing a creamy consistency similar to that of a sweet potato when cooked. These flavors make it perfect to serve in a delicious dish for this Thanksgiving, adding both color and fall flavors to your table.
Agave and Balsamic Glazed and Roasted Buttercup Squash
This sweet side dish is a perfect addition to any traditional Thanksgiving meal. It combines agave nectar with balsamic vinegar to create a glaze that allows the squash’s flavors to really come out. It can even replace your sweet potato casserole.
Buttercup Squash Casserole
This buttercup squash casserole combines beautiful fall ingredients like nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon to create a sweet casserole for your Thanksgiving table. Your guests won’t expect this fragrant, warm casserole on their plates, which adds a fun element of surprise to any Thanksgiving meal.
Buttercup Squash Coffee Cake
With nuts and cinnamon, this coffee cake becomes the perfect dessert to serve as an after-dinner treat on Thanksgiving. The buttercup squash gives this cake a moist consistency, and the vanilla glaze gives it an added silky, sweet bite.