There is nothing quite like enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, while being surrounded by your loved ones. Each family has their own respective recipes and traditions for the holiday. Some enjoy their turkey fried, others enjoy a good green bean casserole or some hearty mashed potatoes. However, a rather underrated fruit, squash is actually quite versatile, and can be cooked in a number of tasty ways!

1. Roast Squash

Sometimes, simpler is the best way to go, classic is always a hit. Roasted squash is delicious and hearty, and can be eaten as a side, or even a meal, if you so prefer. Simply Recipes features a great recipe for roasted squash, that will not only fill you up, but satisfy your sweet tooth, as well, with maple syrup as the showstopping ingredient.

2. Let Them Eat Pie

Sure, there is going to be pumpkin pies and apple pies lining everyone's dessert tables. If you want to be unique and try something different this year, surprise your loved ones with a delectable homemade squash pie! When the dinner is over and the dishes are done, your guests will be pleasantly surprised when they bite into your lovingly handcrafted squash pie.

3. Soup

On a cold winter's day, there is nothing more comforting than curling up with a bowl of hot soup. It's comfort food at it's best. Squash soup is a seasonal favorite among many, and is super simple to make! Toss some croutons in, and you've got a bowl of piping hot bliss.

4. Squash Spaghetti

If you're searching for a low-carb alternative to regular pasta, spaghetti squash may just be the way to go, no boxes or boiling involved! With one whole squash, an hour, and a few simple ingredients, you can feed your family for under $10!

5. Grill

If your grill is still accessible, and has not yet been snowed in, grilling squash is a great way to bring out it's flavor! Yellow squash is typically the best variety for grilling, and there are quite a number of ways you can cook it. Try something new with your family tonight!

6. Casserole

There's nothing like a good hearty casserole to fill you up! This tasty Cheesy Squash Casserole from the Food Network will have your guests coming back for seconds, and even third helpings! The cracker crumbs on top allow for a nice crunch, and give way to the cheesy squash goodness underneath!

7. Sandwiches

When it comes time for a quick meal, this Squash, Manchego and Balsamic Onion grilled cheese sandwich will do the trick! Take your normal grilled cheese dinner from ordinary to extraordinary with this fabulous fruit!

8. Salad

If you're in the mood for something refreshing and delicious, a shaved summer squash salad may be in order. Roasted crushed almonds add a yummy crunch, while lemon juice lends a tasty tang to this incredible dish.

9. Fritters

If you've ever sank your teeth into a perfectly cooked fritter before, you know that they taste heavenly. While many cook fritters with ingredients like apples and corn, these squash fritters are delightfully different, and would complement any meal well!