Select acorn squash that are dull and heavy for their size. Store in a cool, dry area away from extreme temperatures and sunlight. Acorn squash can stay fresh for up to 3 months.
How to Select
Select acorn squash that are dull and heavy for their size. Avoid squash with soft spots or cracks.
How to Store
Store acorn squash in a cool, dry area away from extreme temperatures and sunlight. Acorn squash can stay fresh for up to 3 months.
How to Prepare
Puree roasted or steamed acorn squash and use it as a sauce over pasta or with meat. Mix thinly-sliced squash strips with whole wheat noodles. Thinly slice acorn squash, then add a little cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg and either steam or microwave. Make a delicious cream of acorn squash soup and then, for a festive presentation, bring it to the table served inside hollowed-out squash halves.
Recipes with this vegetable
Japanese Simmered Squash
This Japanese style sweet and savory dish will delight your taste buds! Acorn squash is a good source of vitamins A, C and potassium.
Hearty Vegetable Pasta
Great winter squash options include butternut, spaghetti, acorn, Hubbard, and delicata.
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Winter squash brings great flavor to this healthier version of homemade mac and cheese!