It’s September 7th and time to celebrate squash because it is National Acorn Squash Day (there’s so many national food days I learn about through blogging). Today the Sunday Supper group is honoring squash with a Squash Fest! Our collection of recipes will showcase a wide range of squash, from the humble zucchini all the way to the renowned pumpkin! Thank you to our wonderful hostesses this week, Alice of A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen and Christy of Confessions of a Culinary Diva. Join us and share some of your favorite squash ideas. Check out all of these amazing squash recipes!
Starters – Appetizers & Cocktails:
- Bourbon Pumpkin Pie in a Glass from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini Pancakes from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Zucchini Pizza Bites from Mommas Meals
- Zucchini Tomato Focaccia Bread with Pretzel Salt from Family Foodie
Pickles & Relish:
Soups & Salads:
- Creamy Dairyfree Zucchini Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Easy Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli e Zucchini from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Pumpkin Soup with Bacon and Persimmon from Culinary Adventures with Camillia
- Tofu Vegetable Soup from What Smells So Good?
- Zucchini Cheese Soup from Noshing with the Nolands
- Zucchini Noodles with Basil Vinaigrette from Ruffles and Truffles
- Acorn Squash Ramen from Ninja Baking
- Beef, Butternut & Potato Pie from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Beef Ragu over Spaghetti Squash from The Texan New Yorker
- Black Bean, Butternut Squash & Millet Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Ancho-Guajillo Chile Sauce from Simply Healthy Family
- Chorizo-Stuffed Zucchini from La Cocina de Leslie
- Gluten Free Zucchini Noodles & Meatballs from Gluten Free Crumbley
- Italian Sausage Zucchini Lasagna from Curious Cuisiniere
- Risotto with Butternut Squash, Chicken and Sage from Cooking Chat
- Sausage and Farro Stuffed Acorn Squash from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Cups from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Sesame Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Spaghetti Squash Casserole from Shockingly Delicious
- Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Stuffed Red Kuri Squash from Food Lust People Love
- Zucchini-Corn Pancakes from The Weekend Gourmet
- Cheesy Thyme Baked Acorn Squash from An Appealing Plan
- Creamy Baked Acorn Squash from Simply Gourmet
- Grilled Zucchini and Corn Succotash from Take a Bite Out of Boca
- Kabocha no Nimono (Simmered Acorn Squash) from A Mama, Baby and Shar Pei in the Kitchen
- Roasted Kabocha Squash from Peaceful Cooking
- Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash Galette from Rhubarb and Honey
- Spaghetti Squash Fritters from Nosh My Way
- Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Zucchini Succotash Cobbler with Cornbread Topping from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Sweets to Start or End the Day:
- Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chocolate Zucchini Coffeecake with Chocolate Crumb from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes from Brunch with Joy
- Granny’s Zucchini Bread from Pies and Plots
- Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast Roll Ups with Pumpkin Spice Dipping Sauce from Chocolate Moosey
- Pumpkin Cookie Butter Cinnamon Buns with Cookie Butter Glaze from Grumpy’s Honey Bunch
- Pumpkin Pie Layer Cheesecake Bars from Wallflour Girl
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes from The Foodie Army Wife
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Killer Bunnies Inc.
- Zucchini Brownies from Eat, Drink and Be Tracy
- Zucchini Lemon Ginger Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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This summer when I attended the Food and Wine Conference, not only did I get to interact with some amazing people, but I found quite a bit of inspiration. During a carbonara demo Sunday morning, I had some discussion with other attendees about how to make a carbonara gluten free. Zucchini noodles were brought up during the conversation, which immediately both confused and interested me. I asked how you could make a gluten free pasta using zucchini, and learned about an amazing tool called a spiralizer. It’s a tool that can pretty much turn a vegetable into long strands, good for a variety of applications, veggie noodles included. Since that conversation I’ve wanted to buy a spiralizer, and thought that Squash Fest would be the perfect moment to use it!
Feeling inspired by the ending summer, I decided to use some local heirloom tomatoes to make a sauce for the zucchini noodles. Its a simple yet aromatic sauce filled with heirloom tomatoes, onions, and herbs. I like to add a little bit of honey to my sauce to slightly sweeten it. This recipe also includes some simple meatballs that go wonderfully with the zucchini noodles and sauce. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Active Prep Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours
|1 tbsp||olive oil|
|1 lb||ground beef|
- Dice the tomato, 1/2 onion, and 2 garlic cloves. Pour the olive oil into a sauce pan and heat to medium. Add the onion and cloves and stir for 3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, tsp oregano, tsp basil, tsp thyme, tsp honey, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let simmer for 2 hours.
- Preheat an oven to 350F and line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Dice the 1/4 onion and 2 cloves. Combine the meat, onion, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Form the meat into 1 inch meatballs and place on the pan. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Use the spiralizer to turn the zucchini into noodle. Form a pile of noodles and cut in half to form manageable noodles. Place the noodles on a plate, top with the meatballs, and pour the tomato sauce on top.