This time of year, you’ll see a harvest of fresh squash varieties adorning our Produce department with nearly as many shapes, sizes, and hues as autumn leaves. Acorn, butternut, spaghetti, delicata, buttercup, and sweet dumpling squash are just a few of the many options you can enjoy with new and classic recipes.
Each type of squash brings its own flavor, texture, and benefits. Be sure to experience an assortment of these sensational fall vegetables to discover your favorites.
- Acorn squash: This acorn-shaped squash is dark green or orange, sometimes with patches of yellow. Acorn squash is rich in vitamin C1 and ideal for baking. It should be kept in a cool, dark area away from sunlight.
- Butternut squash: Pear-shaped with pale orange or tan skin, butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.1 It’s best stored in a cool, dark area.
- Spaghetti squash: When you cut open this yellow squash, you’ll find a fibrous, stringy flesh that’s mild in flavor and may be served like pasta.2
Look for butternut squash spirals and chunks in the Produce department that are perfect for soups and recipes to make your meal prep easier. You can also find cubed Publix Butternut Squash and Publix Cooked Squash in the frozen section.
Squash tip: Store your fresh squash in a cool, dry place.3
Servings of squash
There are so many ways to prepare and enjoy squash in your autumn meal repertoire. Try these Aprons recipes that combine unique flavors.
Savor every bite of Turkey Piccadillo-Stuffed Acorn Squash, a hearty fall dish with a festive presentation.
Our Indian-Spiced Squash and Chicken Bowl includes frozen cubed winter squash that’s easy to store and use anytime.
1United States Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (Revised). Version Current: May 2016.
2Haws, Susan. "Winter Squash: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables." Utah State University Extension. July 2011.
3United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Food and Nutrition Service. "SNAP-Ed Seasonal Produce Guide: Apples." September 6, 2017.
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