Butternut squash lover? Here are 10 butternut squash recipes you’ll love this season. Flavorful and super easy to make!
I love butternut squash. I love it in soup, roasted with maple syrup, and even just plain out of a can. Butternut squash is rich and sweet, and it’s the symbol of autumn. And if you love it too, then this article is for you!
Butternut squash is a winter squash with a sweet taste, high nutritional value, and creamy texture. It’s also relatively easy to prepare at home, making it an ideal substitute for pumpkin in your favorite recipes.
Butternut squash is a great ingredient to add to soups, stews, casseroles, and curries. It can be used in sweet and savory dishes, including cakes and muffins. The creamy flesh of butternut squash pairs well with other fall vegetables like carrots and apples in salads. Butternut squash is also a great choice for purees and side dishes as well.
For me, butternut squash is the symbol of autumn. The color of butternut squash, which is a rich orange, makes it a perfect autumn food. The shape of the fruit, which is round and squat like a pumpkin or acorn squash, also symbolizes fall.
As for when these squashes are harvested? That would be during the months of September through December — right around the time we start to feel the bite of winter in our bones and wish for sweaters and hot drinks instead of bathing suits and beach days.
Butternut squash is really easy to cook and roast. It has a smooth consistency that can be easily puréed into soups or sauces without becoming chunky. Its flavor is very mild so it can easily be paired with other ingredients without being overpowered by them (or vice versa).
Butternut squash is one of the most versatile vegetables in the kitchen, and it’s loaded with health benefits. It’s packed with vitamin A, making it an excellent source of beta-carotene, which helps prevent cell damage and some cancers. Butternut squash also contains vitamin C (another antioxidant), potassium, and fiber.
How to pick the best butternut squash
Before you purchase your squash, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- First, look for one that is heavy for its size. This indicates that it’s full of buttery goodness.
- Next, check the rind: it should be hard and free of soft spots.
- Finally, avoid any squash with blemishes or soft spots; this could indicate that they’re not ripe yet or have already been harvested past their prime.
TIP: Once you’ve purchased your butternut squash, give it a few days before attempting any recipe; this will allow time for some of the natural sugars to concentrate and intensify flavors while also allowing you time to find just the right recipe!
As I mentioned before, butternut squash is a staple of fall and winter cooking. So whether you’re looking for a new way to use your butternut squash or just want some inspiration for dinner tonight, I hope the following 10 butternut squash recipes will help you out!
If you love butternut squash as much as I do, then you’ll surely love these recipes. They’re easy to make and very healthy — not to mention delicious!
Butternut Squash Recipes
Links to full recipes are in each recipe title.
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Are you ready for the ultimate comfort food for autumn? Here’s how to make vegan stuffed butternut squash – simple, extremely yummy, and filling!
Cheesy Baked Butternut Squash
Here’s one of the easiest and most flavorful autumn recipes ever: cheesy baked butternut squash. Vegan, delicious, healthy and super easy to make!
Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy, comforting and super healthy – these are just some of the qualities of this AMAZING butternut squash soup! Give it a try!
Risotto lover? Autumn fan? Then one thing’s for sure: you have to try this amazing vegan pumpkin risotto. Perfectly delicious and healthy as well!
Butternut Squash Coconut Curry
Looking for a comforting lunch? Here’s how to make the ultimate butternut squash coconut curry, full of autumn flavors! Recipe created by Healthier Steps.
Three Sisters Butternut Squash Chili
Ah, I can never say no to a good chili! And this recipe for butternut squash chili is the perfect autumn upgrade from the classic recipe! Recipe created by A Spicy Perspective.
Butternut Squash Curry
Here’s a healthy, colorful, and super delicious curry for all butternut squash lovers. I think this recipe will make for the perfect family dinner! Recipe created by The Almond Eater.
Butternut Squash Fettuccine Alfredo
If you’re in the mood for a comforting, flavorful pasta dish, then I definitely recommend trying this recipe for fettuccine alfredo. They’re extremely easy, economical, and bursting with flavors! Recipe created by The Kitchn.
Butternut Squash Wild Rice Stew
I just love stews in autumn and winter. If you’re the same and you’re looking for a simple, quick and comforting stew this autumn, this recipe is for you! Recipe created by Making Thyme for Health.
Roasted Butternut Squash Ricotta Lasagne
If you’re a lasagna lover, then you absolutely have to try this autumn version. It’s creamy, yummy and full of flavor! Recipe created by Slimming Eats.