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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.