Butternut squash is harvested in late summer to early fall. It is available whole, as well as in convenient pre-cut packages in most markets.

Butternut squash is extremely versatile: it can be used in soups, salads, pasta dishes, casseroles and baked goods. It can be substituted for pumpkin in recipes, including pies, with outstanding results.

Did you know?

A half-cup serving of Butternut squash provides more than 250% of the USDA’s recommended daily amount of vitamin A.