Names of Different Types of Squash


The different squashes that can be used for all kinds of ideas, meals, different soups, variety of salads, strong plates, garnishes and exquisite desserts. Squash are also used to decorate on Halloween dates. There is a very varied amount of squash according to each need. In the market, we can find squash of all kinds, of all sizes and shapes, difficult to recognize and even harder to choose. Follow our descriptions and discover the many varieties of squash.

Different types of Squash

Types of Squash

Acorn squash

This squash is outwardly dark green in color. With the clear form of acorn. It has a flesh of yellow and orange tones.

Spaghetti Squash

It has a similarity to the shape of the melon and its exterior is golden tone. Its name is due inside it has fibers similar to the spaghetti that leave its meat once cooked.

Butternut squash

This pumpkin is yellowish and pear-shaped or hourglass-shaped, has a silky flesh and orange color and a very similar flavor to the sweet potato.

Sweet Dumpling Squash

This type of pumpkin is small and has green stripes and usually shiny, has a slightly sweet nutty taste.

Buttercup Squash

Its skin is green and a square shape, its pulp is orange and creamy, it has a sweet taste.


This pumpkin is characterized by being elongated and light yellow with green beads. It also has a tasty flavor similar to corn and sweet potato.

Hubbard Squash

It has the singularity of having blue-gray, orange-reddish tones. Her skin is covered by many warts. Its pulp is grainy and a little sweet.

Kabocha Squash

This squash is native to the country of Japan, its color is green with vertical stripes of a lighter shade. Its flesh is orange and it is dry. It is too sweet when cooking.



This type of squash is small. It has a delicious flavor in broth, hash or sauces. They have a very lively green hue, with small white spots. It is widely recommended in gastronomy.


Now there is nothing left but to choose which to buy or to plant to take advantage of all the advantages that these interesting squash give us.

Preservation of squash

Most pumpkins are preserved whole for several weeks (even more so if kept in a warehouse, for example). Its good maintenance is due to the thick skin that protects them.

  • In the fridge: once opened, you can keep them in the refrigerator for a few days if you wrap it in foil.
  • In the freezer: raw (washed) or cooked, all pumpkins hold very well in the freezer. Cut them out before freezing them to thaw faster.

Kitchen and squash

  • The squash can be cooked with any sauce. The advantage is that being sugary makes it can be used in desserts without having to add too much sugar.
    In soups, and especially in creams, with a little fresh cream, bacon, onion, chestnut… It is served with the bark to create a nice effect.
  • Also in puree, grain and salted cakes to which we will add goat cheese, feta, parmesan or pressed pasta type Comte, Beaufort, cantal.
    “Stuff is a real treat. The meat is made slowly and is impregnated with the flavors of the filling.


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