Now is the time to take advantage of butternut squash, everyone's favorite fall vegetable. There are so many delicious ways to use this versatile hard-shell squash, from soups and salads to lasagna and pizza.
In Season: Thanks to its smooth, easy-to-peel surface and rich, sweet flavor, butternut squash has become the MVP of the gourd world. Like other winter squash, butternuts are at their best from early fall through winter.
What to Look For: Butternut squash have a hard, light-tan rind and a golden orange flesh. They range in size from 6 to 12 inches long and weigh between 2 and 5 pounds; choose one that feels heavy for its size. The skin should be smooth and uniform in color with a matte surface.
How to Store: This hardy squash can be kept for up to three months in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.
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