Thursday, November 4, 2010

Myth: I inadvertently purchased acorn squash instead of butternut squash for a soup recipe, and then was told that I can't substitute the squash.

acorn squash

Answer: Busted!

The flavor should be similar, but you do need to increase the amount of acorn squash. Butternut squash has a longer, thicker stem, which yields a good amount of squash, so it might take double the amount of acorn squash to yield the same amount.
butternut squash

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Contributor: Maude Harris, Nutrition/Health Education Specialist,, (573) 545-3516

1 comment:

  1. awesome, this is good to know! I have been experimenting a lot with squashes lately but I haven't tried the acorn squash yet.


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