Best Butternut Squash Recipes

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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

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Orzo

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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.
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Squash pasta in a skillet.

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Pasta

5 from 3 votes
This roasted butternut squash pasta is a zesty mix of garlic and chili toasted breadcrumbs, kale and Parmesan tossed in bowtie-shaped pasta.
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Baked butternut squash risotto in a bowl.

Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

5 from 12 votes
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.
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Butternut squash quinoa with black beans on a plate

Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

5 from 4 votes
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.
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Butternut Squash Side Dishes

Sautéed butternut squash with kale in a bowl.

Sautéed Butternut Squash and Kale

5 from 5 votes
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.
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Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

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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.
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Bowl of butternut squash apple soup with a yogurt swirl.

Turmeric Butternut Squash Apple Soup

5 from 3 votes
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.
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Butternut Squash & Other Veggies

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Bowls

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Quinoa Bowls

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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.
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