GLUTEN-FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, and the Christmas holidays are fast-approaching, and you’ll want to add something special to your traditional winter feast. Maybe your Thanksgiving meal was great, but it could have used a little something special. But what exactly?  How about some delicate, fresh and creamy Butternut Squash Ravioli 

 

                                                                               

Adding a meal with a winter squash to your menu is seasonal and healthy!

Don’t let the entire season pass you by without adding a delicious winter squash – like butternut squash - to your meal plan. We can help with this! Keep reading…we can put butternut squash ravioli on your menu.

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS A WINTER SQUASH?

Winter squashes are different than summer squashes because they are harvested and eaten during what is called a mature fruit stage (you read that right! They are actually a FRUIT!). This is when the rind is tough. And then, although  it might seem obvious,  the squash can then be stored to be eaten during – you guessed it - winter!

Winter squashes includes squashes like banana squash, acorn squash, kabocha squash, pumpkin squash, and our personal favorite - butternut squash! Butternut squash grows on a vine and has a nutty flavor similar to pumpkin. When butternut squash is ripe it turns from a tan, yellowish color to a bright orange.

And even though butternut squash is technically a fruit, it is mostly used like a vegetable by roasting it or sautéing it or even pureeing it into a creamy soup.

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