How to Make Squash Puree

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Wondering how to feature hearty winter squash in your meals this season? Our guide will teach you how to roast and blend the vibrant flesh to create a velvety smooth puree that you can use in soups, sauces, desserts, and more. Read more now to find all the delicious details in our step-by-step tutorial.

Slow Cooker Overnight Cranberry Apple Oatmeal

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Juicy apples and chewy dried cranberries come together with nutty steel-cut oats in the slow cooker for a make-ahead breakfast you’ll be dreaming about. Woody cinnamon and nutmeg add sweet spice while brown sugar brings a bouquet of caramel. Read more on Foodal to add this recipe to your roster of healthy favorites.

Butternut Squash Pancetta Mac and Cheese

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We turn to unctuous, salty pancetta to add depth to this nontraditional mac and cheese. Gooey cheddar and a silky butternut squash puree come together to make a creamy sauce that coats every curve of the cavatappi, with a generous sprinkle of panko breadcrumbs and crispy pancetta on top. Read on for the full recipe.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chuck Roast

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Our slow cooker chuck roast is sure to crank up all the holiday feels in your home. After searing the beef to create a golden-brown crust, it simmers for hours with tart cranberry sauce, tomatoes, and onions. Read more now to add this recipe to your collection of comfort food favorites with a seasonal twist.

Pressure Cooker Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

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Maple syrup brings hints of sweetness to this aromatic applesauce while ground cinnamon adds warm, earthy notes. We promise you’ll be licking the spoon once you make this pressure-cooked recipe that’s ready in minutes. Read more now to add this applesauce to your collection of cold-weather comfort food favorites.

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

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Make the most of winter veggie season with this decadent yet wildly simple roasted acorn squash. The flesh becomes irresistibly sweet thanks to a kiss of maple syrup, while a brown sugar sprinkle brings subtle caramel notes to every bite. Read more now to add this recipe to your collection of cozy favorites.

Winter Squash Veggie Patties

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If you dig Meatless Monday but can’t seem to shake that burger craving, try these winter squash patties. A wholesome blend of oats, pistachios, fresh herbs, and sweet roasted squash, they feature flavor and texture in every bite. Cradle them between two buns for the full handheld experience. Read on for the recipe.

Roasted Carrot Ravioli in Thyme Brown Butter

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Roasted carrot and shallot puree is so earthy and subtly sweet. Blended with heavy cream and grated Parmigiano Reggiano, it makes a velvety filling for homemade ravioli. For the perfect accompaniments, serve with a nutty thyme brown butter sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds. Try this healthier comfort food recipe now.

The Best Cranberry Sauce, Made from Scratch

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Can the canned stuff that gets nudged to the side of the plate on Thanksgiving, and daringly dollop this homemade cranberry sauce front and center instead. Simmered until they burst, the tart orbs are perfumed with orange zest, honey, and vanilla for a vibrant sauce everyone will love. Read on for the full recipe.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry Wild Rice Stuffing

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Whether you’re looking for a fresh side for the holidays or a nourishing meal on Meatless Monday, these stuffed sweet potatoes are the dreamboats you’ve been waiting for. After baking to a golden crisp, they’re filled with fresh balsamic-infused cranberries, crunchy pecans and pepitas, and wild rice. Get the recipe.

Homemade Toasted and Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

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Don’t miss out on the culinary magic that can happen post-pumpkin carving. After scooping, save those tasty seeds for a snack you won’t be able to stop eating. Stick with simple sea salt for a classic treat, or try our spice suggestions to perk up your homemade roasted pumpkin seeds. They’re so easy to customize.

Pumpkin Nut Muffins

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These seasonal muffins scream fall thanks to their sweet pumpkin and brown sugar base and warm, aromatic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Nutty pecans add an irresistible crunch to these fluffy, flavor-packed bites. Read more now to add this recipe to your collection of cool-weather morning treats.