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Types of Butternut Squash

Acorn
Acorn

My friend gave me a HUGE Acorn squash from her garden. I will roast it, but my question is could I substitute the Acorn squash flesh for Butternut squash flesh and make soup? I only find Butternut squash soup recipe's.

Butternut
Butternut

Butternut squash cut lengthwise showing seed Butternut pumpkin (Australian term) Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata), sometimes known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma, is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine.

Calabaza
Calabaza

Calabaza squash (Cucurbita moschata) is a tasty, easy-to-grow variety of winter squash that’s native to and extremely popular in Latin America. While it’s less common in the United States, it’s not hard to grow and can be very rewarding, particularly when used in Latin American cooking.

Delicata
Delicata

More important, delicata squash are a cinch to clean, cut and cook, making them any winter squash lover’s dream. Did I mention their flavor is even richer and their texture more creamy than butternut? I prefer to roast my delicata squash in a metal pan, allowing the outer edges to brown and caramelize.

Hubbard
Hubbard

Cut cooked squash in half, scoop out and discard seeds, then scoop all the flesh into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and nutmeg, and mash well. Taste; add salt and pepper if desired; serve.

Kabocha
Kabocha

Kabocha is a Japanese variety of winter squash with a hard, knobby, dark green skin. It has an exceptionally sweet, yellow-orange flesh often likened to a pumpkin or sweet potato. Kabochas can be stored for several months in a cool, dry location.

Spaghetti
Spaghetti

Butternut squash is shaped like a bell, generally weighs from 2 to 4 pounds and is up to 1 foot long. The rind is a yellow to tan color, while the inner flesh is orange with a firm texture that softens as it cooks. Spaghetti squash is a vibrant yellow color and oval in shape. It is a little less than 1 foot long and usually weighs from 2 to 3 pounds.

Turban
Turban

From acorn to turban, winter squash are some of the most delicious and versatile ingredients of the season. Unlike summer squash, these are harvested in autumn when they are hard and ripe, and most varieties can be stored and enjoyed for use through the winter.

source: thekitchn.com

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