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October 20, 2021

Best Butternut Squash Recipes

This list of the best butternut squash recipes includes easy sheet pan meals with roasted squash, sautéed side dishes that are ready in less than 30 minutes, and of course, soup.

This list of the best butternut squash recipes includes easy sheet pan meals with roasted squash, sautéed side dishes that are ready in less than 30 minutes, and of course, soup. They are perfect for fall and winter meals.

There are so many reasons why butternut squash is a superstar of fall produce. Besides its unforgettable shape, tan skin and bright orange flesh, this winter squash can transform into soups, side dishes and so much more, even a topping for pizza.

Try sautéing or roasting butternut squash to really bring out its nutty, almost pumpkin-like flavor. It easily purees into silky soups. Butternut squash is also fantastic in fall risotto and pasta dishes paired with other vegetables like cauliflower, carrots and kale.

Butternut Squash, Pasta & Grains

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Orzo

Simmering the pasta in vegetable broth on the stove for this roasted butternut squash broccoli orzo makes it almost like a quicker version of risotto. The squash and broccoli roast on the same sheet pan. Then they are added to the orzo simmering on the stove.

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Orzo

Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

Looking for a simple and healthy vegetarian one-pot meal? Try this butternut squash baked barley risotto with kale. With minimal stovetop time, this risotto cooks in the oven and doesn’t require the usual stirring.

Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

Lime juice, cilantro and scallions along with a mix of cumin and chili powder give this vegan butternut squash black bean quinoa a little smoky heat. Serve it as a veggie main or a side on taco night.

Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

Butternut Squash Side Dishes

Everything Roasted Butternut Squash

A signature mix of salty, oniony and garlicky seasoning does all the flavor work in this easy, versatile vegan side: everything roasted butternut squash. It doesn’t get more simple than this recipe!

Everything Roasted Butternut Squash

Sautéed Butternut Squash and Kale

With less than 10 ingredients, this sautéed butternut squash and kale makes a simple and tasty fall side flavored with garlic and dried thyme. It is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Butternut squash and kale sautéed in a skillet

Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Chipotle peppers give this spicy butternut squash soup with black beans a smoky kick and heat. I squeeze in lime juice right when it finishes simmering. This is an easy vegan fall – winter soup recipe.

Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Turmeric Butternut Squash Apple Soup

With pungent flavor and a hint of sweetness, turmeric butternut squash apple soup is the cure for all that ails you during the fall and winter months. It is healthy comfort food and elixir in one.

Turmeric Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted squash, parsley walnut pesto and arugula are the toppings on this roasted butternut squash pizza. You won’t miss the usual tomatoes and mozzarella in this pizza, which is an ode to fall / winter feasting.

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Butternut Squash & Other Veggies

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Quinoa Bowls

With rainbow carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and chickpeas, roasted vegetable hummus quinoa bowls put sheet pans to work for a healthy vegan meal. Use store-bought hummus in your favorite flavor.

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Bowls

Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Tacos

A sheet pan of potatoes and butternut squash with a spicy marinade is all you need for these easy chipotle roasted vegetable tacos with black beans, avocados and Cotija cheese.

Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Tacos

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