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Carnival Squash with Parmesan and Honeycomb

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A hybrid between sweet dumpling squash and the acorn squash, the carnival squash (or carnival pumpkin) is nutty and sweet in flavour. They are excellent in salads, soups, or roasted as a side dish. The skin of carnival squash is bright, has so many varied patterns and completely safe to consume.
Roasting brings out the best in this squash. And honeycomb and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano are just really special touches that take this autumn squash to the next level. This definitely deserves a place on your dinner table this season.


Carnival Squash with Parmesan and Honeycomb

adapted from Delicious
  • 1 / 800 g-1 kg Carnival squash, seeds removed, cut into 3cm-thick wedges
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 Organic lemon, juiced and zested
  • 20 g Honeycomb (or 1 tbsp honey)
  • 30 g Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated
  • Mint leave, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Wash and halve the carnival squash. Scoop out the seeds and any stringy flesh. Cut into 3cm-thick wedges.
  2. Rub the squash wedges with half the olive oil on a large baking tray and season with salt, pepper and a few sprigs of thyme. Roast for 40 minutes or until soft and tender.
  3. Arrange the roasted squash wedges on a serving platter and drizzle with lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Top with honeycomb and scatter with lemon zest, finely grated Parmesan, mint and coriander.

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DEZMOND 22/9/23 13:45

Looks lovely und lecker. I just bought a squash yesterday, but the butternut one, will roast it with potatoes in the oven. I do love the pumpkin season as it gives me more options for veggie cooking. Hope we will have my fave Hokkaido squashes this year.

Lola Martínez 22/9/23 15:26

Las calabazas me gustan mucho y las utilizo bastante en recetas, con la llegada del otoño comienza su temporada y me encanta que nos hayas preparado una ensalada con ellas. Muy rica.

[Reply] 22/9/23 15:37

I love roasted squash and this sounds perfect!

Brian's Home Blog 22/9/23 15:46

I don't think I've had carnival squash but I am totally sure I would enjoy it.

Tom 22/9/23 15:48

...a wonderful flavor of the season.

Bill 22/9/23 18:37

A delicious looking meal. I love roasted squash.


¡Qué rica tiene que estar esta calabaza, Angie! . Me encantaría probarla, te ha quedado deliciosa

Lowcarb team member 22/9/23 23:45

That does look good :)
Perfect for the season.

All the best Jan

roentare 23/9/23 00:04

Looks like a very refreshing healthy dish to eat

My name is Erika. 23/9/23 00:51

I wonder if the honey comb adds any taste-like making it sweet. Squash is so yummy, and this looks great.

savorthebest 23/9/23 03:27

Love the squash and honey comb

Anonymous 23/9/23 03:27

Judee from GF A-Z Blog: The recipe sounds very tasty. I curious about using honeycomb in the recipe. Great fall recipe. Thanks.

Citu 23/9/23 04:14

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Margaret D 23/9/23 05:04

Looking and tasting good.

choupette88 23/9/23 08:42

Je passes te souhaiter un bon w-e pour ce 1er jour de l'automne !
Si tu ne l'as pas déjà fait, c'est le dernier jour pour mon concours avec le sel XXSEL sur notre blog.
Bonne journée. Bisous de nous deux

David M. Gascoigne, 23/9/23 11:24

It is certainly the season to be using squash and this dish looks quite fabulous.

eileeninmd 23/9/23 11:25

Looks delicious, another great recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a happy weekend.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/9/23 14:00

Such a gorgeous dish! Maybe I can finally get Bill to try squash---though I'd be happy to eat his share!! Have a great weekend, Angie!

Anonymous 23/9/23 15:17

What a nice recipe, perfect way to start fall. Thank you Angie! Karen (Back Road Journal)

Federica Simoni 23/9/23 15:24

Ottimo piatto sarà buonissima!

ashok 23/9/23 15:46

Seasonal flavor! Looks tasty

Sherry's Pickings 24/9/23 02:50

Roasted pumpkin is so delicious. This sounds great Angie. I love the platter the dish sits on in your photos.

Cocoa and Lavender 25/9/23 00:58

I agree that roasting is a squash's best friend. It really concentrates all the flavors so beautifully! I lvoe this recipe, Angie! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

foodtravelandwine 25/9/23 03:34

Autumn!!...I love the combination of flavors!!....Fantastic!!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Rainbow Evening 26/9/23 06:45

new for me..... look interesting and delicious..

The Velvet Runway 26/9/23 13:23

This looks so delicious. I actually have all the ingredients so will give it a try!
Julia x

Raymund 27/9/23 23:40

What an intriguing and delightful combination! Roasted carnival squash with Parmesan and honeycomb? Sounds really good.


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