Butternut Squash is bottle-shaped and light orange in color. Its finely textured flesh is bright orange and sweet in flavor.
This squash is wonderful puréed and cooked in soups and stews. Unlike summer squash, which are picked when immature and skins are tender, Butternut Squash have hard, thick skins and only the flesh is eaten. The delicious yellow meat is reminiscent of sweet potatoes and can be baked or steamed.