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33 Easy Butternut Squash Recipes For Fall

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.

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33 Easy Butternut Squash Recipes For Fall featuring Baked Butternut Squash with Herbs

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. 

1. Butternut Squash Soup

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. 

2. Butternut Squash and Chorizo Hash

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!

3. Roasted Butternut Squash

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.

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Peel the squash, then cube, toss in the simple dressing, and roast! Have your forks ready, you won’t be able to get enough!

4. Apple Butternut Squash Casserole

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. 

5. Chai-Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins with Salted Honey Glaze

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!

6. Butternut Squash & Mushroom Tart

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!

7. Vitamix Butternut Squash Soup

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!

8. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

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.

9. Hasselback Butternut Squash, Two Ways

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.

11. Butternut Baked Ziti

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!

12. Apple Cider Braised Pork Shoulder with Roasted Garlic Whipped Butternut Squash

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. 

13. Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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.

14. Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Sage and Pomegranate

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.

15. Grilled Chicken and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing

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. 

16. Butternut Squash Pasta with Chili Oil, Feta & Mint

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.

17. Shiitake Penne With Butternut Squash Creamy Sauce

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.

18. Roasted Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

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!

19. Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese

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!

20. Butternut Risotto with Leeks and Spinach

Hello, Instant Pot dinner of your dreams! 

Between the creamy wine reduction, butternut, leek, and spinach risotto, this is one impressive weeknight dinner.

21. Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Kale and Sage Brown Butter Sauce

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!

Truly picture-perfect. 

If you are looking for a beautiful vegetarian dish, this has to be on your list!

22. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries

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.

23. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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.

24. Roasted Butternut Squash Prosciutto Pizza with Caramelized Onions

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.

25. Vegetarian Butternut Squash and Black Beans Enchiladas

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!

26. Easy Butternut Squash Pancakes

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!

27. Butternut Squash Quesadillas with Chicken and Kale

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!

28. Mashed Butternut Squash

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.

29. Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

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. 

30. Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

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.

31. Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara with Rosemary Bacon

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!

32. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

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!

33. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Curried Couscous Salad

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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Grab a blanket and your favorite gourd and cozy up with these 33 beautifully balanced butternut squash recipes. 

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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