Butternut squash is shaped like a peanut; it has a smooth shell that ranges in color from yellow to tan. The orange-colored flesh is very sweet and rich.
Winter squash come in many varieties, all of which are excellent sources of vitamin A and good sources of dietary fiber.
To make Winter Vegetable Bow ties, omit the sausage. Add 2 cups of chopped cabbage or winter greens such as chard, kale or radicchio to the skillet with the onion. Cook as directed, Just before serving, sprinkle each serving with freshly ground black pepper and freshly grated Romano cheese.