Autumn is Coming (armed with pumpkins)

It is already September, and autumn is just around the corner. In a few weeks, fall flavors will bombard us everywhere we go. The biggest culprit: pumpkin. We can’t leave our homes without seeing pumpkin: lattes, scones, tarts, cookies, ice cream, bagels, the list goes on, both savory and sweet. Since you’ll have no problem finding pumpkin, I’d like to share some of my favorite alternative squash recipes! Fall and winter squash is so versatile and downright delicious; it’s one of the easiest things to cook for a hearty meal or tasty dessert.

Sausage & Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Hearty, savory, and impressive-looking on the plate. Recipe here.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Bacon Soup

A sweet-savory soup to keep you warm on those chilly fall afternoons. recipe here.

Moroccan Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Soup with Coconut Ginger Cream

Eastern flavors spice up this traditional squash soup. Recipe here.

Acorn Squash & Honey Pie

A tasty alternative to your basic pumpkin pie. Recipe here.

Most of these recipes include some delicious cheeses, but there are so many different types of cheeses that would pair well with these recipes. Feel free to experiment and swap out different types to see what your favorites are. Cheeses such as a smoked gouda, aged cheddar, gruyere, aged havarti, and creamy goat cheese all can add great flavor notes to your autumn cooking. These are just a fraction of the possibilities that you can explore with recipes, cheese, and squash. Have fun experimenting!

Posted on September 8, 2015 and filed under Holidays, Recipes.