The best place to experience the range of squash options is a farmers market, where you are more likely to encounter lesser-known varieties. Despite their varied appearances, most squash are actually pretty similar on the inside (spaghetti squash is a notable exception). Here is a beginner's guide to the most common winter squashes and how your family can enjoy them in the coming months.You might also like:
This is perhaps the best-known and most versatile squash. You can find it on the shelves of any grocery. Butternut squash has smooth, pale orange skin that makes it easy to peel for roasting. It is also commonly pureed and strained in preparations such as soup.