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.
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.
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Contributor: Maude Harris, Nutrition/Health Education Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, (573) 545-3516