It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No I don’t mean Christmas…it’s squash season, y’all! Living in New England, we’re a bit spoiled because we have access to some of the best squash in the country so why not take advantage of some awesome local produce? Fall is the season of bountiful harvest, so it only makes sense to get into the spirit. And no, you don’t have to be a squash professional to incorporate them into your meals this fall.

I’ve curated some delectable recipes that boast different types of squash as their headliners, and are sure to not disappoint.

1. Maple Glazed Stuffed Squash


Photo by Kendra Valkema

By now you’ve probably hopped on the kale craze, so this one is right up your alley. Acorn squash is of course shaped like its namesake, and is best served halved, scooped, stuffed and roasted, just like in this recipe. The skin is actually edible, so don’t sweat over trying to peel it.

2. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese 


Photo by Parisa Soraya

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and with butternut squash in the mix like in this recipe, you can’t go wrong. Butternut Squash has a great nutty, sweet flavor that surprisingly compliments the beloved dish really well. Get ready for some gooey, cheesy, squash-y amazingness.

3. Pumpkin Fluff


Photo by Katherine Baker

Pumpkin is the favorited patriarch of the squash family (and the subject of several love affairs lately…looking at you, Starbucks), and is an absolute delicious addition to this super easy recipe. Spread it onto toast, graham crackers, or you know, just eat with a spoon.

4. Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Boats


Photo by Shruti Thundiyil

This recipe is perfect for the cake mix swear-byers and novice chefs (yes, even you who can barely crack an egg properly) among us because it’s straight-forward, easy to follow, and it makes it look like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours. As always, the more melted cheese on top, the better.

Take to your kitchen and get cooking! Remember, there’s no such thing as too much squash.