Butternut, is one of several types of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty flavor and orange flesh similar to pumpkin. It’s harvested in the late summer and fall, and like other winter squash holds up well in cool storage, so it’s typically easy to find year round. Butternut Squash is a friend to both savory flavors and sweet preparations; pairing well with a huge variety of flavors. It complements butter and cheeses; all varieties of nuts; hearty herbs such as sage and rosemary; a range of international flavors such as chorizo, curry and cinnamon; plus you’ll frequently find it with sweet ingredients like apples and pears.