Ingredients 2 medium delicata squash, scrubbed and washed 3-4 medium gold beets, scrubbed and trimmed 1 C barley, hulled 1 bunch kale (sautéed) or ½
It always seems strange to me to credit such an elemental combination as stuffing squash with meat, apples, and onions, but this recipe from culinate.com does it as gracefully as any I’ve seen. You can’t go wrong with this. Hold the sausage and go 1.5x on the vegetables if you want to take it vegetarian.
Gold nugget squash is a dry, sweet squash which makes for a rich, silky soup when puréed. It is quite dry, so you may find that you need to add a little more broth than this recipe calls for (or whipping cream, if that is how you roll). This recipe comes from the consistently excellent Smitten Kitchen. As Perelman suggests below, you will certainly want to bake the gold nugget and scoop out the flesh rather than trying to peel it’s tough outer rind. I would substitute the gold nugget for the acorn in the recipe below, rather than using all Gold Nugget.