Editors' Picks — Butternut Squash

November  4, 2010

Quinoa with Butternut Squash Butternut Squash and Pancetta Arancini Riso

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Hilarybee November 8, 2010
Anybody able to take the butternut squash pasta? I have the flu and still haven't tested it yet. Sorry to hand if off at the last moment, but I'd like to sleep for the next 2-3 days.
olin77 November 5, 2010
I'm clearly a bit late on the uptake here (this was my first food52 entry and I'm still figuring out the protocol!). Are all of the candidate recipes taken? I would love to test one if I still can. Sorry for being so slow...
Food52 November 5, 2010
Welcome! Yes, unfortunately they've all been claimed but if you do try any of them, please feel free to leave your notes in the recipes' comments sections. Next week's EPs will go up Thursday afternoon.
jvsjr November 4, 2010
i'm all over those arancini. i miss rome.

though it's not on your list of your choices, i'm also making the butternut & celeriac gratin, though i think i'm going to add some cantuccini or almond biscotti to the breadcrumbs (a giada trick that is amazing with the squash). will let you know how it works.
Lizthechef November 4, 2010
Butternut Squash Gratin - you are mine!
Lizthechef November 4, 2010
whoops - I had the wrong recipe. It is the chipotle gratin indeed. Will do!
Hilarybee November 4, 2010
I'll take the butternut squash pasta!
onetribegourmet November 4, 2010
I can test the Roasted Butternut Squash with fried Sage & Spiced Seeds!
TheWimpyVegetarian November 4, 2010
Thanks for testing this onetribegourmet! I hope you like it, and let me know if you have any questions.
onetribegourmet November 5, 2010
Looking forward to testing your delicious recipe! :)
Food52 November 4, 2010
Just a few recipes still available:
Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin with Chipotles
Roasted Butternut Squash with Fried Sage and Spiced Seeds
Butternut Squash Pasta
SallyCan November 4, 2010
Thanks so much for the EP! May I try the Butternut and Amaretto Tortelli with Brown Sage Butter, please?
MplsCitified November 4, 2010
dibs on the Quick Fall Pasta with Butternut Squash, Roasted Garlic, Pancetta and Pine Nuts, if it's still available.
Food52 November 4, 2010
Sorry it's already taken but Butternut Squash Pasta is still up for dibs.
vvvanessa November 4, 2010
sweet and sour butternut squash, please.
Food52 November 4, 2010
Sorry that one is already taken.
adamnsvetcooking November 4, 2010
Chipotle Butternut Sqash Bisque Please!!
VanessaS November 4, 2010
I'd love to test the butternut squash and potato mash
Food52 November 4, 2010
Sorry, fiveandspice called it first.
There are other great recipes left: Chipotle Butternut Squash Bisque, Roasted Butternut Squash with Fried Sage and Spiced Seeds, Butternut Squash Pasta, Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin with Chipotles, and Butternut and Amaretto Tortelli with Brown Sage Butter.
fiveandspice November 5, 2010
Hi VanessaS. You can test the butternut squash and potato mash instead, if you'd like to, since you didn't get to call anything else. Just let me know if you want it. Otherwise I'll go ahead and test it.
fiveandspice November 4, 2010
I'd love to try the butternut and potato mash, please!
AntoniaJames November 4, 2010
Congratulations, SallyCan, on your EP! I'm going to do exactly what Natalie recommends: "Make room at [my] next fall feast" for this. Mmmmmm. So appealing!! I can almost taste it. ;o)
AntoniaJames November 4, 2010
I'll try the scalloped butternut squash gratin, please! . . . I've had my eye on that one since it was first posted. Thank you . ;o)
adamnsvetcooking November 4, 2010
Thank you AntoniaJames!
AntoniaJames November 4, 2010
It will be my pleasure. I'm so looking forward to it!! ;o)
aargersi November 4, 2010
And also thanks for my EP on the butternut butter! I am so glad you liked it!!
allie November 4, 2010
I'd love to test the Israeli couscous - sounds wonderful.
lmali November 4, 2010
I'd love to make the Fall Pasta!
sticksnscones November 4, 2010
which fall pasta are you planning on making?
mg2157 November 4, 2010
Thanks, lmali! Let me know if you have any questions.
aargersi November 4, 2010
Butternut squash and pancetta arancini riso for me please!
iuzzini November 4, 2010
Thanks aargersi! And congrats on the EP!! :)
jvsjr November 4, 2010
sorry, didn't mean to step on your toes. i gonna make 'em anyway because they sound amazing and i want some.

we'll compare notes.
iuzzini November 4, 2010
Thanks jvsjr! Arancini all around! ;) I hope you both enjoy them-- Let me know if you have any questions.
TheWimpyVegetarian November 4, 2010
I would love to try the Harvest Squash Chocolate Chip Cakey Cookies. I can make some with nuts for friends/neighbors, but would have to make this without nuts for me to taste-test. If that's ok, I'd love to make them. If you want to wait for someone who can taste-test them with the nuts, I totally understand.
Food52 November 4, 2010
So you'll make some with and some without, that's fine. Thanks