Cucuzza, or "Gagootz," is a gorgeous Sicilian heirloom squash that is a staple in many Italian households. Firm, sweet flesh can handle soups and grilling without turning into mush!
If larger, peel the skin and remove any immature seeds.
Otherwise, cook the same ways you would cook regular squash.
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Some cut the Cucuzza down the middle and scoop out the flesh to make a savory stuffing.
Traditionally it is used in a soup, with beef and tomatoes.
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