Happy Boy Produce

SEASON: Fall, Winter, Early Spring


WINTER KEEPERS: Carnival squash keeps for 3 to 4 months, possibly longer.


similar to acorn

Posted by Drew

What a colorful and beautiful squash!  Speckled with cream, streaked with vibrant green, and patches of brilliant orange, this top-shaped hard edible gourd is irresistible.  Related to the acorn squash, the yellow-gold meat has a true squash flavor, mildly fruity yet not too sweet. Its texture is very moist and the flesh is quite firm.

Using a strong knife, cut in half, scoop out seeds and bake at 350 degrees F for about an hour. Alternatively, you can bake them whole, but don’t forget to pierce the skin with a fork for air vents.  When it’s easily pierced with a knife, you’ll know it’s done and you can then slice and remove the seeds.


Winter squash will last longest if kept in an cool and airy spot, free from excessive moisture. Avoid refrigeration.


Winter squash are full of fiber, beta carotene and vitamins A and C.

Recipes & Pairings

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Mash with additions for an easy to prepare and tasty dish. Try combinations of butter with brown sugar or maple syrup for a sweet treat, or take them in a savory direction and add roasted garlic or brown butter and sage. For a rich dish, try with herbed cheese. Carnival squash stuffed with meats, peppers or grains are easy to make and lovely to present. Worth the effort, is a delicious carnival risotto.