butternut squash

Full of antioxidants, big on Vitamin A and an excellent source of dietary fiber, you’ll want some butternut squash recipes on your plate this fall. Roast it, cook it, bake it, puree it; whatever you do, when it comes to this in-season squash, you really can’t go wrong. Try one of these 21 easy butternut squash recipes to get you started!

1. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchiladas

This butternut squash recipe is pretty hard to beat. Vegetarian friendly and hearty enough for cold fall days. 

2. Poppyseed-Crusted Butternut Squash with Kale and Pomegranate

In addition to being one of my favorite butternut squash recipes, this dish packs some of the most popular seasonal fall foods all into one simple, but colorful and creative dish. 

3. Butternut Bisque Soup

Get out the immersion blender and prepare yourself for a new favorite among your butternut squash recipes. 

4. Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash

Farro is a wonderful, yet overlooked grain and it pairs perfectly with the sweetness of roasted butternut. 

5. Butternut Squash Croquettes

Served with a yogurt dip, these just might be your new favorite healthy comfort food. 

6. Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowls

Butternut squash for breakfast? Oh yes. 

7. Spiced Butternut Squash Cookies

Who says butternut squash recipes are only for dinner? If you’ve got some leftovers, mix up a batch of these vegan cookies. 

8. Butternut Squash with Cardamom and Cinnamon

You might equate these spices with sweets and desserts, but they make for a super simple savory side dish. 

9. Butternut Squash and Ricotta Filled Crepes

This savory crepe recipe might just be the thing you need for an upscale fall dinner party appetizer. 

10. Squash Fries

Yes, you read that correctly. Fries that you can feel good about eating. 

11. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

Sage and butternut are the perfect flavor complements, and they make for one killer soup. 

12. Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla

Another easy side dish that combines a few out of the ordinary flavors. 

13. Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette

This rustic galette is a combination of glorious autumn colors and flavors. 

14. Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Cumin

 If you need a new recipe for a good sandwich spread or vegetable dip, try this rendition on hummus. 

15. Butternut Squash and Kale Quesadillas

A healthy version of quesadillas makes for an excellent appetizer. 

16. Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat Cheese

Because butternut squash gets a sweeter flavor when it’s baked, it’s the perfect complement to goat cheese in this pizza recipe. 

17. Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Take two delicious seasonal foods, put them together and what do you get? An amazing vegan soup that you’ll want to make again and again. 

18. Baked Butternut Squash Chips

Sweet potato is out and butternut is in. This is one of those butternut squash recipes you’ll find yourself using again and again.

19. Sweet Butternut Squash and Coconut Jam

Butternut squash might not be your go-to ingredient for jams, but for the adventurous cook, this recipe is definitely worth a try.

20. Creamy Baked Millet with Butternut Squash

Want a different gluten-free grain to try out? Consider millet. In this baked dish it has a texture somewhere between quinoa and polenta. 

21. Butternut Squash Risotto with Pistachios and Lemon

A rich risotto is perfect for fall.

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