Potimarron, a.k.a. Hokkaido squash, is a winter squash with a delicate chestnut flavor.
Its French name is in fact a portmanteau of potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut), and the skin of young specimens is soft enough that you don’t have to peel it.
- Oh, and get this: the longer a potimarron is stored, the more its vitamin and sugar content develops.
Potimarron is great puréed with carrots!