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Gem squash is a delightful and versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed as a side dish or incorporated into various recipes. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of cooking gem squash to perfection. Whether you prefer it tender and buttery or with a hint of crunch, this recipe will help you achieve the desired texture and bring out the natural sweetness of gem squash.

Delicious Gem Squash Recipe

Cooking gem squash is a simple and rewarding process that involves boiling or steaming until it's tender and easily pierced with a fork. This versatile vegetable can be served as a side dish, stuffed with delicious fillings, or used as an ingredient in soups, stews, or casseroles. With a few easy steps, you'll have a flavorful and nutritious gem squash dish that can elevate any meal.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine international


  • large pot
  • Serving dish
  • steamer basket
  • cutting board and knife


  • gem squash
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • water
  • additional seasonings


  • Wash the gem squash thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or debris.
  • Fill a pot with water, ensuring the water doesn't touch the bottom of the steamer basket.
  • Place the steamer basket inside the pot and bring the water to a boil. Carefully place the gem squash in the steamer basket and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Steam the gem squash for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Again, you can check for doneness by inserting a fork into the squash. Once tender, carefully remove the gem squash from the steamer basket and transfer it to a serving dish.
  • Allow the gem squash to cool slightly for easy handling. Slice off the stem end of the gem squash using a knife. Cut the gem squash in half lengthwise.
  • Use a spoon or fork to scoop out the seeds and discard them.If desired, add a pat of butter or drizzle olive oil over the gem squash halves. Season with salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings or fillings of your choice.
  • Serve the gem squash immediately as a delicious side dish or use it in your favorite recipes.


Gem squash pairs well with a variety of flavors, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and fillings to suit your taste preferences.
Leftover cooked gem squash can be refrigerated in an airtight container for a few days and reheated when needed.
Be cautious when handling hot gem squash to avoid burns.
Enjoy the delightful flavors and textures of gem squash in your favorite dishes!


Serving: 600g
Keyword gem squash
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