Winter Squash Side Dishes

Whether roasted and topped with a rich walnut-miso pesto or gratinéed under a layer of cheese and cream, we can't get enough winter squash on our table. These side dishes and appetizers make hearty accompaniments to any fall meal.

See the RecipePaolo Destefanis
See the RecipeDavid Sawyer
Potato and Squash Gratin (Gratin de Courge)

Potato and Squash Gratin (Gratin de Courge)

The Provençal version of this gratin calls for a French pumpkin called potiron, but a combination of acorn and butternut squash will make a good substitute.Laura Sant
See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
See the RecipeAndre Baranowski
Devereux's Heirloom Squash Soup
Spencer Thomson, Devereaux's chef, serves this creamy squash soup by pouring it, tableside, over homemade "tater tots" nestled in melted onion. See this Recipe
Stephen Stinson
Pear, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Soup

Pear, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Soup

Pear and autumn squash take on savory depth in this elegant soup, brightened by a splash of vinegar and a drizzle of maple syrup.Helen Rosner
Seasonal Squash Tart

Seasonal Squash Tart

Get creative with the topping for this tart, which will help to really stretch leftover squash and other vegetables. Store-bought puff pastry makes a simple dish even simpler. Get the recipe for Seasonal Squash Tart »Anna Stockwell
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula forms a peppery base of this squash salad and spiced sweet pecans add a layer of crunch.Anna Stockwell

Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash

Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash
Braising—with a healthy dose of soy—is one of our favorite ways to bring out the texture and flavor of winter squash.Maxime Iattoni

Broiled Spaghetti Squash with Walnut-Miso Glaze

Broiled Spaghetti Squash with Walnut-Miso Glaze
It's rare that we encounter spaghetti squash not shredded into its eponymous noodle-like threads. But kept intact, it reveals a beautifully yielding texture and a savory, subtle flavor that's perfectly offset by a rich walnut-miso glaze.Maxime Iattoni

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Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds
Crispy baked kale, sweet roasted squash, and peppery arugula and watercress are combined with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds in this colorful salad.Ariana Lindquist

Squash and Apple Soup

A garnish of fried mushrooms and a drizzle of spiced mint butter adds elegance to a fragrant, seasonal soup, which makes the most of autumn's best produce. See the recipe for Winter Squash and Apple Soup »Todd Coleman
Helen Rosner
Ariana Lindquist

Makombu-Squash Soup

Makombu Squash Soup
Any root vegetable—squash, carrots, turnips, potatoes—can be used to make this silky, umami-rich soup from award-winning Japanese cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo.André Baranowski