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About sweet dumpling squash

A perfect addition to autumn meals, the sweet dumpling squash is not very big in size at just about ten to twelve centimeters in length. It has a round form with green, yellow, or orange stripes and a beige skin. It looks like a miniature pumpkin and packs a lot of sweet flavor. Inside, the flesh is a light orange hue with a hollow cavity that has seeds and pulp. The sweet dumpling squash is available to pick from fall to mid-winter.

The botanical name of the dumpling squash is Cucurbita Pepo, and it grows on vines running along the floor. It's a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes pumpkins, which explains the resemblance between the two. Sweet dumpling squash was created because of its ideal single serving size, and it's a great alternative to bigger pumpkins and squash to grow in a smaller garden.

As with many pumpkin and squashes of round shape, the sweet dumpling squash has a hard exterior that can be used as a bowl to serve sauces, soups, or dips during autumn or winter. In fact, in the United States, it was first introduced with the name vegetable gourd for its similar appearance. It wasn't until the name was changed to sweet dumpling squash that it became a popular squash variety in the country.

Sweet dumpling squash contains essential vitamins and minerals, including being a great source of fiber. Fiber is important to help your body have good digestion and move things along. The dumpling squash is part of the winter group of squashes, which means it has more nutritional value than its summer counterparts. They contain beta-carotene, thiamin, folate, magnesium, and potassium. Vitamin C boosts immunity which is helpful in the colder months, and vitamin B6 helps the body absorb vitamin B12.

The sweet dumpling squash tastes sweet and is a bit like a mixture of pumpkin and sweet potato. It can be enjoyed by sauteing, roasting, baking, and steaming it as the squash is hearty and meaty. It can be cooked in sweet and salty recipes, so the versatility here is endless.

Stuff the squash with vegetables, meats, grains, or cheeses to make a one-pan meal. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, added to warm salads, or served with grilled meats. In a salad, add the squash, Brussels sprouts, and your favorite nuts like pecans and pumpkin seeds. Add a hearty grated cheese and your favorite dressing like olive oil. The salad can be a side to a main course with roasted meat, chicken, or pork.

Make a sweet dumpling squash soup with your favorite squash soup recipe. Just roast the squash in the oven for about half an hour and saute onion and garlic on a pan, add some chicken broth, and put the squash in the pan once it's ready. Then blend the ingredients in an immersion blender and bring to a simmer. Add some coconut milk to add a richness to the soup.

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FAQs About Sweet Dumpling Squash

Yes, the skin is thin and can be as sweet as the inside. You can roast the whole outside and stuff it with the ingredients you want.

Cut around the stem and remove the top. Scoop out the seeds inside and the pulp. 

This particular squash was first introduced in Japan in 1976 by Sakata Seed Corporation. It was popular in Japan to take the larger American squashes and breed them to be smaller to market them for smaller homes and gardens. It can now be found throughout grocery stores in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

If you have some ideas on how to cook some sweet dumpling squash, head over to the Instacart app to pick out one to prepare. Place it in your cart and complete your purchase. In the meantime, an Instacart shopper will head to the store for you and pick out the items you placed in your order. We'll aim to do our best to get your groceries delivered the same day, so order to make your day a little easier!
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