Butternut squash is, by far, my favorite winter squash because it is a versatile ingredient. You can use it to make soups, salads, fried rice, cookies, and even mac and cheese! It is also quite easy to handle, compared to other winter squash with tough outer skin. All you need to do is trim the ends of the squash and peel off the skin with a vegetable peeler. If you are roasting them whole, you don’t even need to peel the skin at all.
For me, most cooking falls into two categories: quick-and-easy versus food projects. Most of the time, we focus on the quick-and-easy (but still delicious and healthy!) recipes. But sometimes you just want to slow down, enjoy the process, and end up with a delicious and unique treat.
If you’re like me and have kids who are leery of this bright orange veggie, keep reading because this is the perfect recipes with butternut squash for toddlers, tweens, and adults.
Butternut biryani with cucumber raita.
Cook our healthy veggie curry using dried mushrooms, spices and butternut squash. It contains three of your 5-a-day along with calcium, iron and fibre.
Roasted Butternut Squash.
Today’s Roasted Butternut Squash takes an easy weeknight side—roasted butternut squash cubes—and transforms it into a dish that’s worthy of a special occasion, be it a holiday table or dinner at home with someone you love.
Carmelized butternut squash.
No one can resist the combination of roasted butternut squash with brown sugar and butter that baked into a caramelized butternut squash recipe that not only smells amazing but has a flavor that’s out of this world delicious.
Baked Butternut Squash Chips.
Ready in 30 minutes, these baked butternut squash chips are delightfully crunchy. The sweet squash pairs nicely with salty Parmesan and is a great snack!
Chickpeas with Butternut Squash.
A gourmet yet good-for-you 35-minute meal with lemon, chilli and garlic.
Vegan Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach.
This delicious butternut squash curry is rich, tangy, and spicy. It is filled with tomatoes and spinach and is ready in about 45 minutes! If you have leftovers, this is one of those recipes that taste even better the day after!
Sure, we all love a steaming bowl of butternut squash soup, but if that’s the only way you’ve been enjoying the gourd, you’ve seriously been missing out. But don’t worry, we’re here to make up for lost time. Any one of these easy butternut squash recipes would make a hearty fall dinner entree, or a side dish for your big Thanksgiving meal. Not sure if you even like butternut squash? This list is full of some of your favorite recipes to try—just upgraded with the winter squash. Your family will dive right into a plate of butternut squash ravioli, butternut squash gratin, or butternut squash lasagna.
Whether you’re searching for a healthy recipe or something on the indulgent side, this list has it all. If you have friends or loved ones who don’t eat meat, they’ll definitely be excited for one of these dishes, because many of them are vegetarian—and some are even vegan. But don’t worry, carnivores: There are also plenty of meat-filled plates on this roundup for you too, such as the butternut squash pasta with chicken, the butternut squash carbonara, or the butternut squash chili. There’s truly a butternut squash recipe on this list for every type of eater—yep, even the kids! They’ll devour the butternut squash mac and cheese or the butternut squash fries—and we have a feeling you’ll enjoy every bite too.
Every time fall rolls around, there are a few seasonal ingredients we gravitate toward—apples, pumpkins, cranberries, and, of course, the humble butternut squash. Soft and creamy, with the ability to taste sweet or savory depending on the preparation, it’s a versatile food we keep coming back to. It’s a heavenly (and sneakily healthy) addition to mac and cheese; we also love it in a soup, combined with ginger and a spicy pecan cream. Read on for those recipes, as well as other butternut squash dishes we love.
Good news: These sweet squashes are full of vitamin C and potassium! Better yet, they warm up pretty much any fall dish from pastas to soups to stuffings.
Summer has the best rep for the freshest of fruits and veggies (hello, corn and tomatoes!), but fall really serves up some solid produce. From apples to cauliflower to Brussels sprouts, and of course, the almighty squash. The best of the winter gourds (in our opinion!) is the butternut, known for its creamy and seriously sweet interior.
If you’re intimidated by prepping this pear-shaped beast, don’t worry! It’s a lot easier to peel and slice than you think. And it makes for the perfect side dish to add to your Thanksgiving spread, or an easy, flavor-packed main for any weeknight dinner (move aside, spaghetti squash!). Whether you like it roasted, pureed into a luscious soup, or baked in a cheesy lasagna, these butternut squash recipes will be real winners this fall.
From creamy butternut squash soups and hearty pastas to tasty tarts, nutritious butternut squash truly shines in these delicious fall recipes. Whether you’re looking for a classic baked butternut squash recipe, a creamy mash or a healthy way to enjoy this seasonal staple, these recipes with butternut squash simply can’t be beat.
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