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Just the Facts: Winter Squash

Get the scoop on cooking winter squash from Food Network Magazine.
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Field Pumpkin

Halloween pumpkins are for carving, not eating: The flesh is stringy, but the seeds are delicious roasted.

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Spaghetti Squash

The flesh separates into strands when this squash is roasted, so it can be served like pasta.

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Delicata Squash

Also called sweet potato squash, this variety is thin-skinned, so you can eat the peel after roasting.

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Acorn Squash

This fibrous squash can be bland, so season it liberally. No need to peel; the skin is edible.

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