Hubbard squash is one of the most nutritious and popular cultivars of Cucurbita maxima. This type of squash is very known because it has a tear drop shape and a taste that is similar with the taste of a pumpkin. The vegetable is rich in vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin A. In addition to this, it has low cholesterol and no fat. If you are planning to serve a hearty meal to your friends and family, it is best that you learn how to cook hubbard squash. Below are recipes that you can use to enjoy entrees and starters that contain this ingredient.
Hubbard Squash Squares
To prepare this starter, you need four cups of peeled and cubed hubbard squash, ¼ teaspoon pepper, a medium onion cut into several portions, two tablespoons butter, a cup of sour cream, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon dill weed. Fill a medium size pot with water and add the squash. Boil and cook the vegetable for 10 minutes. Drain the water and drizzle with pepper. Saute onion in a saucepan with melted butter. Remove the onions and butter from heat and add the salt and sour cream. Mix well. Arrange the vegetable in a bowl and pour the sauce. Drizzle with dill weed and serve.
For this pleasant tasting entrée, you need three cups cooked and mashed hubbard squash, a small can of crushed pineapple, ¾ stick butter, two tablespoons brown sugar, 1 ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon ground pepper. Heat butter in a skillet and add the squash. Stir in the sugar, salt, pepper and pineapple. Continue stirring for two minutes. Remove the skillet from heat and transfer the dish in a bowl. Serve immediately.
Baked Squash and Bacon
If you want to serve this tasty dish, you need two hubbard squash, four slices of bacon, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt and ½ cup brown sugar. Wash the vegetables and cut into two. Remove the seeds and set aside. Place the bacon slices in a shallow baking dish. Put the dish inside the oven that was preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for three minutes to five minutes. Season the vegetable with pepper and salt. Place the vegetable in a baking dish and bake for an hour. Add the brown sugar and return to oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until the sugar melts. Arrange the vegetable and bacon in a clean plate. Serves five to six individuals.