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101 Recipes for Butternut Squash
101 Different Ways to Prepare Butternut Squash
I love butternut squash. It tastes like autumn. Pure autumn. We ate a lot of butternut squash in our house growing up. I liked it, but very quickly I would hit the point where I didn't want another bite of it.
Why did I get sick of it? Because my mother only prepared it one way: roasted in the oven with a bit of cinnamon and butter. That's just how it was done. No variation.
So now, I try to mix things up. I love to try different ways to use butternut squash. Here are 101 ways that you can use that butternut squash you picked up at the farm stand.
Butternut Squash in Breads
- Butternut Squash Bread Recipe
This bread is very moist and so delicious!.
- Garlic and Herb Butternut Squash Bread
It's Gluten and Diary free, but still yummy!
- Butternut Squash Bread Braid
A beautiful and tasty bread. The braid is quite impressive on the table.
- Chocolate Chip, Walnuts and Pumpkin (Squash) Bread Recipe
Moist and tasty bread...with chocolate!
- Butternut Squash-Banana Bread with Cranberries
Everyone loved banana bread!
- Butternut Cinnamon Rolls
Gluten-Free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan.
Rice or Quinoa
Butternut Squash Quinoa Pie
Butternut Squash with Rice or Quinoa
Butternut Squash Main Dishes
This is one ingredient that doesn't need to be placed to the side. Butternut squash can made a wonderful addition to your main dish.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna
Amazing veggie lasagna
- Spicy Butternut Squash Meatloaf
Great twist on your traditional meatloaf. Use ground pork or turkey.
- Shepherd's Pie with Ground Turkey, Butternut Squash Topping
A twist on the traditional shepherd's pie
- Cottage Pie With Butternut Squash Recipe
With beef, carrots, and tomatoes.
Butternut Squash Salads
Butternut Squash Salad Recipes
- Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
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- Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Bean Salad Recipe
With black beans and adobo sauce, this is a great salad with a latin style.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Sherry Maple Vinaigrette
Bonus: you can add bacon!
- Butternut Squash Salad with Pomegranates and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
This salad has beautiful fall colors and has pumpkin seeds - how autumn is that?!
- Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Walnut Orzo Salad
This has all the autumn flavors you love. It's perfect to make after Thanksgiving when you are eating leftover Turkey for lunch.
- Couscous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries
Everyone will want to taste this one!
- Crispy Chickpea & Butternut Squash Salad
Tender squash, crunchy garbanzo beans. Perfect.
- Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing
This recipe has beautiful colors, tastes, and textures.
- Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese
Anything with pistachios and goat cheese has to be good!
Butternut Squash Pasta Recipes
- Roasted Squash & Red Onion Pasta
A simple supper that will perk up your midweek meals.
- Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash, Pancetta, and Sage
Easy meal that everyone will love.
- Roasted Squash with Whole Wheat Pasta
Great use of leftover roasted squash.
- Liquid Butternut Squash Ravioli with White Truffle
- Ravioli with Pesto, Squash, and Sage
Butternut squash is great for filling ravioli.
- Butternut Squash Ravioli with Oregano-Hazelnut Pesto Recipe
This one is amazing!
- Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups
No need to make a full lasagna? Then these roll-ups are perfect.
Butternut Squash Pizza
Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soups
- Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Emeril Lagasse knows sausage. Luckily, he also knows butternut squash - and so this recipe was born.
- Butternut Squash and Apple Soup Recipe
Adapted from Ina Garten's recipe, this soup is smooth a slightly sweet. Oh, yeah, and super yummy.
- Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
A little sweet, a little savory, and a lot of good.
- French Onion Butternut Squash Soup with GruyÃ¨re
Seasonal twist with roasted butternut squash and lots of stringy, Swiss Gruyere cheese broiled on top.
- Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata
This soup packs a punch of flavor!
- Butternut Squash & White Bean Soup Recipe
This is a feel good recipe for fall.
- Chicken, Barley and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
- Gluten Free Squash French Fries Recipe
These gluten free french fries are made with butternut squash instead of potatoes.
- Butternut Squash Latkes with Greek Yogurt and Cilantro
A delicious variation
- Curried Butternut Squash Salad
Rather than a traditional potato salad, try a butternut squash salad instead.
Sauces & Dips
Butternut Squash Sauces & Dips
- Cumin Kissed Butternut Squash Hummus
Yummy butternut squash hummus with cumin and tahini
- Roasted Butternut Squash Dip
Traditional flavors perfect for appetizers
- Butternut Squash-Chipotle Dip
Zesty Citrus Butternut Squash Citrus Dip
- Zesty Citrus Butternut Squash Citrus Dip
Wonderfully light and fresh dip
- Butternut Queso for Nachos
Make your nachos a bit more healthy with this butternut squash cheese sauce.
Great Recipes with Squash & Other Autumn Veggies
More Ideas for Using Butternut Squash
- Butternut Squash in Yellow Thai Curry Sauce
Amazing Thai flavors!
- Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Garlic Butter & Sage Sauce
Gnocchi is a time commitment, but it's so worth it.
- Butternut Squash and Bacon Quiche
A butternut breakfast delight
- Baked Butternut & Black Bean Eggrolls
Who would have thought that butternut squash and black beans would go together so well?
- Butternut Squash "Winter" Rolls with Spicy Cranberry Sauce
If you put squash in a "spring" roll, does it become a "autumn roll" or a "winter roll"?
- Roasted Butternut Squash Maki with Salmon and Leek
Butternut squash sushi
Butternut Squash Used in Stews
Butternut Squash is great in stew. The texture makes it a great replacement for potato and it brings a great additional flavor to the mix.
Shown here is a Corn Lover's Veggie Stew with butternut Squash.
Here some other great recipes for stews:
Butternut Squash Stew Recipes
- Beef and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe
Giada De Laurentiis' classic recipe
- Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash Recipe
Take your basic beef stew to the next level by making this simple, fragrant beef tagine featuring butternut squash.
- Autumn Sausage Stew With Butternut Squash
This stew combines delicious spicy sausage with butternut squash, lima beans, tomatoes, and other vegetables.
- Pork and Butternut Squash Stew
A crockpot recipe!
- Chicken and Butternut Squash Stew with Moroccan Flavors
Satisfies autumn craving for rich, exotic fare
- Seitan, Kale & Butternut Squash Stew Recipe
A hearty vegan stew recipe with seitan, kale, butternut squash and bulgur.
- Crockpot Chicken and Butternut Squash Stew
I love being able to throw it in a crockpot and having time to do what I've got to do.
- Butternut Squash, Coconut, and Lentil Stew
A great Indian Summer Stew
- Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili
It's like Thanksgiving in a bowl of chili.
75 More B-Squash Recipes
Is 101 not quite enough for you? Here you'll find 75 more great recipes.
Butternut Squash Breakfast Recipes
- Butternut Squash Pancakes with Maple Butter Recipe
OMG it goes so great with maple. They are perfect together.
- Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Omelet with Gorgonzola and Sage
The textures here are perfect.
- Butternut Squash Breakfast Pizza
With optional beer crust!
- Sweet and Nutty Squash Breakfast Bowl
It's like a yummy cereal.
- Apple, Butternut Squash & Bacon (or Pecan) Breakfast Hash
A great side dish for your eggs.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Waffles
A day after Thanksgiving treat.
- Butternut Squash Oatmeal
Old fashioned oats with cinnamon, raisins and diced and steamed butternut squash.
Squash Au Gratin
Butternut Squash Au Gratin
- Butternut Squash and Leek Gratin
A beautiful autumn dish of leeks and butternut squash.
- Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Gratin
Cauliflower, squash, cheese, breadcrumbs, seasonings.
- Butternut Squash Gratin with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Gruyere
This would make a great side dish or vegetarian main dish.
- Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin
Crispy bread crumbs add a bit of crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan.
- Butternut Squash and Spinach Gratin
This is a wonderful layered butternut squash gratin that will wow.
- Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts
Squash is often sold already peeled and seeded, making this recipe even easier.
- Butternut Squash Gratin
Butternut Squash Gratin: a simple and healthy side dish that the whole family will love.
Butternut Squash Desserts
- Butternut Squash Pie Recipe With Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Swap out the pumpkin pie with this variation - and make it super yummy by adding butterscotch drizzle!
- Butternut Squash Cake Roll
Rolled cake with cream cheese filling
- Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Cupcakes are so trendy these days why not have a butternut squash version?
- Butternut Squash Dessert (Kabak tatlisi)
Butternut Squash, Sugar, and Walnuts. Yum!
- Topsy Turvy Butternut Squash Cake
Autumn variation of a pineapple upside down cake with butternut squash, apple and pineapple.
- Ginger-Squash Cake with White Chocolate Frosting
Great moist cake recipe
- Butternut Squash Pudding
Smooth and sweet.
- Butternut Squash Layer Cake Recipe
Lovely tall cake with yummy old-fashioned frosting
- Roasted Butternut Squash Cheesecake
I can't even.