Recipes For Sweet Meat Squash

Sweet Meat squash, also known as Sweetmeat squash, is a delicious and versatile winter squash variety that’s often used in both sweet and savory dishes. Here are a couple of recipes to help you make the most of this flavorful ingredient:

1. Sweet Meat Squash Soup:


  • 1 medium Sweet Meat squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • Fresh parsley or chives for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cubed Sweet Meat squash. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Cook until the squash is tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
  5. If desired, stir in the heavy cream to add richness to the soup.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley or chives.

2. Roasted Sweet Meat Squash with Maple Glaze:


  • 1 medium Sweet Meat squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into slices or cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the sliced or cubed Sweet Meat squash on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Roast the squash in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized, stirring once or twice during cooking.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, melted butter, and ground cinnamon.
  5. Once the squash is roasted, drizzle the maple glaze over the squash and toss gently to coat.
  6. Return the coated squash to the oven and roast for an additional 5-7 minutes until the glaze is caramelized.
  7. If using, sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts over the top before serving.

Feel free to adjust these recipes according to your taste preferences and any dietary restrictions you might have.

Sweet Meat squash has a naturally sweet flavor, which makes it a wonderful addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Enjoy experimenting with different flavors and dishes using this delicious winter squash!