You all know by now that I go crazy for pumpkin this time of year. From enchiladas to cookies, it’s one of my fav veggies to cook with during the fall and winter months. But it’s time to talk about pumpkin’s gorgeous twin sister: butternut squash.
One of the main reasons I get excited about this season is because of all of the cozy, delicious ways to cook with butternut squash. In fact, I have over 20 butternut squash recipes that just so happen to be some of my favorite recipes on the blog.
Just like with pumpkin and even sweet potato, you can use butternut squash to make both sweet and savory recipes that are perfectly hearty and have that incredible, naturally sweet flavor to them. Not only is butternut squash delicious when roasted on its own, but it’s also a great way to add a boost of nutrients to soups, salads, enchiladas, and even baked goods like muffins!
Did you know I even have an amazing butternut squash smoothie recipe? Uh-huh honey, this ingredient can really do it all. Scroll through, pick out your favs for the season and enjoy!
Fall in love with butternut squash
Butternut squash is truly one of my favorite veggies to cook with during the fall and winter months. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also:
- Packed with fiber, vitamins C and E, and antioxidants like beta-carotene
- Super versatile to use in both sweet and savory recipes, with many different ways to cook it
- And easy to substitute for ingredients like sweet potato and pumpkin
How to prep your butternut squash
Because of the size and shape of butternut squash it can feel intimidating to cut and prep for recipes. That’s why I put together an easy, step-by-step tutorial for peeling and cutting butternut squash here! You’ll find all of my tips and tricks for safely removing the skin, cubing, and even pureeing the veggie to use in all of your fav dishes.
Looking to roast up it up? Check out this guide for the easiest way to roast butternut squash!
Soups, Stews & Salads
Butternut Squash Green Chile Chicken Soup
Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Vegan White Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Healing Curry Butternut Squash Lentil Soup (with a slow cooker option!)
Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with Grapes + Arugula
Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese
Maple Butternut Squash + Apple Soup
Butternut Squash for Breakfast
Chai-Spiced Butternut Squash Smoothie
Butternut Squash Bacon Spinach Quiche
Chai-Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins with Salted Honey Glaze
Easy Snacks & Sides
Vegan Jalapeño Butternut Squash Queso
Balsamic Herb Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables
Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon
Wonderful Roasted Veggies with Parmesan, Olive Oil & Garlic
Butternut Squash Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Orange Sauce
Garlic Chili-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate + Gorgonzola
Healthy Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond Oat Crumble
Cozy Main Dishes
Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous
Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna
Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan-Spiced Stew
Butternut Squash, Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Vegan Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Jalapeño Cashew Crema
Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Peas (vegan & gluten free!)
Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Garlic Tahini Tofu Cream
Spicy Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Chipotle Greek Yogurt Sauce
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
I hope you love these amazing butternut squash recipes! If you make any of the be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it.