Each of these fantastic butternut squash recipes will leave you feeling happy and satisfied!
Though butternut squash is available year-round, you’ll find the best selection during the fall and winter months. So, you know what that means – it’s officially squash season.
Squash is the perfect way to lower carbs, and butternut adds a creamy sweetness to any dish, be it a light soup or colorful salad.
So, grab a blanket and your favorite gourd and cozy up with these 33 beautifully balanced butternut squash recipes.
This butternut squash soup will always be one of my favorite recipes.
The base is rich, creamy, and thick, making it the perfect winter soup.
The best part about this soup is that you can customize how smooth or chunky it is.
Just cook the veggies, then use an immersion blender to puree the ingredients before serving.
This hash is devour-worthy any time of day!
From dawn to dusk, solo or crowd servings, this butternut squash hash is epic on all levels.
Spicy chorizo sausage, soft squash, and one runny fried egg on top are all you need to pull this delicious meal together.
Spicy, sweet, smooth, and crunchy – it really has it all!
Sometimes all you need is something simple, so this recipe is amazing to keep on hand.
The best part? It’s a cinch to make.
Peel the squash, then cube, toss in the simple dressing, and roast! Have your forks ready, you won’t be able to get enough!
I’m always looking for new dishes to bring to family gatherings, and this casserole always earns an encore!
The texture and flavor will make you drool just thinking about it.
Just wait until you taste the buttery squash, crunchy apples and pecans, crispy bacon, and a medley of fragrant herbs and honey.
If you enjoy pumpkin bread then you have to give these squash chai muffins a try!
Their flavor and preparation are very similar to recipes that use pumpkins, and the salted honey glaze is truly the cherry on top.
These are an amazing breakfast on the go or a sweet treat for family gatherings. The possibilities are endless!
Most tarts are sweet by nature, so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to share!
This savory baked tart is rich, buttery, and so wholesome. I love the vegetarian center to this filling brunch munch-worthy recipe!
It really doesn’t get much easier than tossing all of your ingredients into your blender and waiting a few minutes.
If you’re in a hurry, but still crave the benefits of butternut squash, you have to try this recipe!
This has to be the quickest meal on the list, ready in under ten minutes!
I am always game for a loaded-up salad, especially when it looks this good.
After roasting up some butternut squash and bacon, all that’s left is piling it high over a bed of greens.
Make extra for lunches, or a big bowl for a healthy dinner.
I used a spring mix and extra spinach, and this was one of the most satisfying salads I’ve had to date.
You could easily leave out the bacon for a vegetarian meal, too. Or add grilled chicken for extra protein.
Okay, Hasselback potatoes are tasty, but have you ever had Hasselback squash? YUM.
Sweet or savory, there really isn’t a wrong way to make these. Both recipes are amazing sides with roasted chicken and a fresh salad.
Try them both, and you be the judge!
10. Orange Shakshuka
Shakshuka is one of those comfort foods I just can’t get enough of in cold winter months.
And this spin on a classic is an incredibly filling and savory meal for all.
The center of the dish is roasted butternut squash, smashed into a pan, and topped with eggs.
Enjoy this recipe for any meal of the day, but bring your friends because it’s filling.
Let’s get real, baked ziti is incredible no matter how you make it.
Pasta, fire-roasted tomatoes, and loads of cheese are only better when you add in creamy, pureed butternut squash.
The added squash makes for a rich and thick sauce that’s mouthwatering and a hit for all ages.
Plus, it’s a fantastic way to sneak some extra nutrients into your kids’ dinner!
What could be better than juicy, tangy pork shoulder and a hearty scoop of whipped squash?
Start by searing the pork shoulder to add a lovely caramelized crust, then braise it in an apple cider bath.
After braising for a bit, you’ll add in the onion and apples for a cozy fall flavor.
Sound perfect on its own, I know. But when you nestle it over a bed of creamy whipped butternut squash, you won’t want to share.
Curry seasoning and squash seem to go hand in hand.
This creamy soup is a beautiful blend of velvety goodness and spice that is sure to warm your soul.
Like other squash soups, you’ll use an immersion blender to puree the butternut squash in the coconut milk and vegetable broth.
Feel free to hold some of the chunks back if you like extra texture.
The award for the most elegant squash recipe goes to this dish right here!
Your guests will be absolutely floored by the beautiful presentation and complex flavors this recipe creates, and you’ll love how easily they come together.
Just toast the baguette and caramelize the butternut squash in butter before assembling this beautiful appetizer.
If you find yourself wishing your salad had more to offer, give this recipe a try.
Grilled chicken is a wonderful addition to salad, but by adding in roasted butternut and the zesty lemon tahini, your salad will be bursting with flavor.
Plus, it’ll be filling beyond belief.
Winter squash recipes like this one have me absolutely speechless.
There isn’t much more to say about the taste in this recipe, other than the flavor combination is divine.
Citrus, chili oil, creamy feta, and fresh mint all work together to make the butternut squash and pasta debatably the best dish I have ever had.
This recipe is beyond cozy and comforting.
Give your body a hug from the inside with creamy pasta, woody and earthy sage and mushrooms, and rich creme fraiche.
Seriously, it’s too good to miss.
If you like tomato bisque, this recipe has a similar thick and creamy texture to warm your heart.
The tomato is elevated with pureed butternut squash that adds a lightly sweet and creamy flavor to the soup.
I highly recommend a dollop of Greek yogurt on top of this bowl, and to serve with a crunch baguette, too!
Take another look at that title and imagine the incredible bursts of flavor that come out of this recipe.
Not to mention the obvious healthy attributes.
The squash in this recipe is roasted with turmeric, adding a peppery and earthy flavor that is partnered with sweet and aromatic pomegranate.
Do not forego the goat cheese, as the creamy addition is absolutely essential!
Hello, Instant Pot dinner of your dreams!
Between the creamy wine reduction, butternut, leek, and spinach risotto, this is one impressive weeknight dinner.
Gnocchi is always a hit, but this is one heavenly, hearty dinner you have to try!
This is a beautifully diverse dish, with roasted butternut, fried sage, tender kale, and of course delicate gnocchi!
If you are looking for a beautiful vegetarian dish, this has to be on your list!
This side dish is so good, you don’t need anything on the side. All you’ll want is a big bowl and a fork!
Roasted brussels sprouts and butternut are a match made in heaven.
By adding in pecans and dried cranberries, the flavors and textures of this are out of this world.
Mac & cheese is definitely not just for kids. But don’t worry, this recipe is totally family-friendly!
I love finding recipes that hide nutritious ingredients, so this dish is a total win in my books.
As expected, you’ll add pureed butternut to the cheese sauce, so the colors and creamy flavor blend in incredibly well with the cheesy pasta.
Bougie pizza is back and it is here to stay! In fact, I think this pizza is fit for the Queen herself!
Topped with butternut squash, caramelized onions, sage, and rustic prosciutto with loads of mozzarella, fontina, and blue cheese, it’s something very special.
Vegetarian enchiladas don’t have to be limited to beans and cheese, you know?
These butternut squash enchiladas are filling and a fabulous main course!
Use fresh or frozen butternut for this recipe, both ways are divine!
Pancakes taste so much better when you can eat a stack with no guilt, so these squash pancakes are a clear win!
This recipe is gluten-free and loaded with vitamins from the added squash.
Even better, you can add a scoop of protein powder for some ultra-healthy protein pancakes, too!
Quesadillas have long had a reputation for being cheap and easy.
But why not take them to the next level and load up a couple of tortillas with kale, roasted butternut, shredded chicken, and goat and mozzarella cheese?
They take the humble quesadilla from yum to YUM!
Look out potatoes, mashed butternut is in town!
Whether you call them smashed or squashed, these are the perfect side dish for any dinner.
Simply bake halved squash and scoop out the buttery goodness before smashing.
For creamier squash that’s vegan-friendly, I recommend using coconut cream rather than light cream.
I cannot believe I ever strained over stirring risotto when this recipe was floating on the internet!
You’ll love how easily this meal comes together. And you just bake the risotto and butternut squash at the same time!
After about an hour, mix in fried sage, a creamy sauce, and caramelized butternut squash.
Meatless Mondays are sure to be a hit with the flavors of this Moroccan stew!
Loaded with lentils, chickpeas, squash, and tomatoes in a slew of stew spices, you’ll have a hard time sticking to one bowl.
The stew is super flavorful and is a terrific meal prep option for the week.
If you’ve ever struggled to make carbonara, this is the perfect recipe for you!
The sauce here adds dimension and texture with pureed butternut squash, which is the perfect addition to the crispy rosemary bacon and pasta.
Plus, you don’t need to worry about scrambling any eggs!
If you haven’t had squash chili before, you now know what to add to your next meal plan.
What I love most about adding buttery chunks of squash to chili is how filling and wholesome it ends up, for very little extra work.
Of course, the creamy avocado and crunchy tortilla strips balance out the spice and flavor, too!
Fall flavors really are the meta of squash recipes, and I’m head over heels for this particular dish.
Start by roasting seasoned and sugared squash, then make a simple and tasty curried couscous salad.
The salad is made with a honey curry dressing and is loaded with cranberries, pecans, and scallions.
If you happen to have leftovers, it’s amazing served cold the next day!
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