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!
This butternut squash recipe is pretty hard to beat. Vegetarian friendly and hearty enough for cold fall days.
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.
Get out the immersion blender and prepare yourself for a new favorite among your butternut squash recipes.
Farro is a wonderful, yet overlooked grain and it pairs perfectly with the sweetness of roasted butternut.
Served with a yogurt dip, these just might be your new favorite healthy comfort food.
Butternut squash for breakfast? Oh yes.
Who says butternut squash recipes are only for dinner? If you've got some leftovers, mix up a batch of these vegan cookies.
You might equate these spices with sweets and desserts, but they make for a super simple savory side dish.
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.
Sage and butternut are the perfect flavor complements, and they make for one killer soup.
Another easy side dish that combines a few out of the ordinary flavors.
This rustic galette is a combination of glorious autumn colors and flavors.
If you need a new recipe for a good sandwich spread or vegetable dip, try this rendition on hummus.
A healthy version of quesadillas makes for an excellent appetizer.
Because butternut squash gets a sweeter flavor when it's baked, it's the perfect complement to goat cheese in this pizza recipe.
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.
Sweet potato is out and butternut is in. This is one of those butternut squash recipes you'll find yourself using again and again.
Butternut squash might not be your go-to ingredient for jams, but for the adventurous cook, this recipe is definitely worth a try.
Want a different gluten-free grain to try out? Consider millet. In this baked dish it has a texture somewhere between quinoa and polenta.
A rich risotto is perfect for fall.
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