Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Sweet Dumpling Squash
Creamy Soup. Dice a peeled sweet dumpling and simmer in vegetable or chicken broth. Once soft, purée with a blender or food processor. Flavor your soup with minced fresh ginger, onions, and spices (saffron works!), then add a low-fat cream just before serving. Substitute them for butternut squash in our Creamy Squash Soup w/Shredded Apples recipe!
Caramelized. Sautéing sweet dumpling squash, like roasting it, caramelizes its naturally occurring sugars. Dice and slice squash and heat on medium-high until squash becomes tender and soft around the edges.
Stuffed! Slice dumpling squash in half and remove seeds and pulp. Rub a baking sheet with olive oil and place the squash cut side down on the sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes. While the squash is cooking, create a mixture of whole grains, cheeses, seasonings, vegetables, and dried fruits to be spooned inside. After cooking, flip squash over and stuff with mixture then cook for an additional 10 minutes—enjoy! See Recipe
Substitute. Sweet dumpling squash can be used in place of butternut squash or acorn squash. Recipe Squash w/Pecans and Cranberries
A Light Meal. Cut around the stem of the squash and remove the top. Scoop out the seeds and pulp and stuff with rice, vegetables, lean beef or chicken, low-sodium seasonings, and a small amount of oil. Bake until insides are heated and squash is tender — a complete meal for one!
Mash ‘Em. Boil sliced sweet dumpling squash for 1 minute and remove skin. Mash peeled squash with a small amount of cream or butter and season with nutmeg.
Glazed. Quarter or slice peeled dumpling squash and roast it with a light glaze of maple or brown sugar. Bake until tender and enjoy! These make great appetizers!
Baked or Roasted. Cut around the stem of your sweet dumpling and remove the top. Scoop out the seeds and pulp, then bake the cleaned squash until tender. Enjoy as is, or top with vegetables, cheeses, or seasonings.
Ratatouille! The word ratatouille comes from Occitan ratatolha, the recipe comes from Occitan cuisine, and the French touiller means to toss food. Substitute sweet dumpling squash for acorn squash in our Caribbean Acorn and Chayote Ratatouille recipe and serve as a side dish or your main entrée with rice or bread!