Vegetable Marrow as Mom Made It

Vegetable marrow is a large squash, oval in shape.  It was a common summer and fall-time dish in our family, prepared simply with onion and sour cream.

Ingredients for Vegetable Marrow as Mom Made It

1/2 onion, chopped fine
2 T butter or oil
1 t paprika
2 lb. vegetable marrow, cubed
Salt and white pepper
1/2 to 1 cup sour cream

Cook marrow in salted water until very tender. Drain and mash well.

Saute onion in butter or oil until soft. Add paprika and stir a minute. Mix with marrow.

Combine with sour cream, season, and reheat before serving.

vegetable marrow



a cucurbitaceous plant, Cucurbita pepo, probably native to America but widely cultivated for its oblong green striped fruit, which is eaten as vegetable

Also called (US) marrow squash. the fruit of this plant
Often shortened to marrow
“vegetable marrow”. Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 12 Apr. 2016. <>.