October 2018 Better Homes & Gardens Recipes
Baked Delicata Egg Cups with Crispy Herbed Crumbs
Get cracking! Similar to the kid-favorite breakfast of toad in a hole, this modern egg cup recipe is one of the most fun ways to eat your veggies. Like it spicy? Top with a healthy sprinkle of hot sauce.
Caramel Meringue Pie
A rich dulce de leche filling topped with a light-as-air meringue makes for one perfectly balanced slice. While some meringue pies start with a graham cracker crust, we prefer this one with a half-butter, half-shortening pastry.
Tip: Beat egg whites to stiff, glossy peaks that stand up straight when you hold the mixer vertically.
Shrimp in Garlic-Pepper Sauce
Stock up on crusty bread—you’ll want plenty to soak up every last drop of the garlicky olive oil that cooks alongside this spicy shrimp recipe. For a final burst of freshness, sprinkle with more parsley just before serving.
Don’t let the name confuse you: This Spanish tapa is more similar to a roasted potato frittata than a taco wrapper. Just a few slices of ham or prosciutto add the perfect touch of salt to balance out the sweet pepper notes.
Crispy Delicata Rings with Herbed Buttermilk Dip
Breaded and baked instead of battered and fried, these vegetable rings are a lighter swap for onion rings. With just 50 calories per serving and oodles of vitamin A, this is one side dish you can feel good about eating. (Just don’t forget to dunk in the yogurt-buttermilk dip that’s jazzed up with chives, parsley, dill, and more!)
Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
This supremely shareable cookie is made with egg, peanut butter, and sugar (no flour!) so it’s suitable for gluten-free eaters. Dealing with nut allergies, too? Try the same formula with sunflower butter or soy nut butter.
Pork, Ginger, and Delicata Stir-Fry
Leave no squash unserved! Delicata can go where harder, heartier winter squash can’t (all without precooking). Try mixing it with bites of pork tenderloin and green beans in this red curry stir-fry. Serve over rice for a far-better-than-takeout dinner.
Spiced Ground Cherry Compote
Ground cherries—little-known relatives of the tomato—taste like a mash-up of corn, pineapple, and peach. Cook them down with citrus, sugar, and spices for a versatile condiment. (We love spreading it over ricotta toast or stirring it into Greek yogurt.)
Take it easy! Stirring scone batter too much results in rock-hard scones. Stop mixing while a bit of dry flour is still evident in the dough.
Tip: Make these scones your own! Salty fans can add a handful of toasted nuts, while those with a sweet tooth might like to toss in a half-cup of chopped fruit.
Crostini with Delicata Squash Butter
Build me up, buttercup! OK, this squash is delicata, not butternut or buttercup, but we love making butter with it. Think apple butter but savory! Try it on toasted baguette with ricotta, sage, and shallot.
Pork and Chicken Paella with Brussels Sprouts
Paella pronto! This serves-a-crowd pork loin, chicken breast, and rice recipe is so complex and layered with flavors, it tastes like it took you all day. Luckily (since the aromas will make you want to eat ASAP), it can be on your table in just 40 minutes.
Pumpkin Soup with Manchego Croutons
Here’s delicious proof that pumpkin isn’t just for pie or lattes. Roast it and blend with plenty of Gruyère cheese for a lusciously creamy soup that’s begging to be topped with cheesy croutons.
Tip: Elevate your tablescape by offering this recipe in a big pumpkin bowl, or scoop out individual portions to serve in hollowed-out mini pumpkins.
Kale, Fennel, and Roasted Delicata Salad
With sweet potato-like delicata squash in the starring role, this vegetarian kale salad is hearty enough to be a meal. Sprinkle with a handful of toasted squash seeds for crunch, and drizzle with lemon-miso vinaigrette for a satisfying umami addition.
Tip: Crank up the protein and satisfy bigger appetites by topping each salad with grilled steak, pork, or chicken.
Radicchio and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
Add some color to your fall dinner menu with this salad that offers an enticing mix of textures (roasted and raw veggies) and tastes (salty pepitas and sweet-and-tangy honey vinaigrette). Enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day topped with sliced steak, pork, or chicken.
Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding
End your autumn feast in the coziest way possible with a big slice of sweet bread pudding. Studded with raisins and infused with warm cinnamon notes, each bite tastes like it was made with love. Think of it like your most comfortable fall sweater—in food form!