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54 of the Best Recipes Using Butternut Squash

54 of the Best Recipes Using Butternut Squash

Autumn has so much to offer when it comes to delicious food. One of my top favs is totally Butternut Squash. This vegetable is all creamy and buttery on its own, it pretty much just melts in your mouth. There's already a rumble in my tummy, I'm feeling hungry right now.  Giving in to my obsession, I couldn't help but gather up a slew of yummy recipes for us both to enjoy throughout the season. Friends don't let friends eat boring foods.

Nom nom. Butternut Squash is THE MAN. Here are endless recipes to try.

You're gonna want to try a few (or all!) of these recipes, so here are a few tips for picking the perfect squash that I learned from my mom. Pick out a mature squash and give the outside a tap, it should sound like you are tapping on a piece of wood. The squash should feel heavy in your hand. The stem should be thick and firmly attached. Now all you need to do is decide what recipe you're in the mood for & ENJOY! Nom.

54 Recipes Using Butternut Squash

Here are 54 of the best recipes. Time to eat!

Main Dish Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken & Butternut Squash by Cutefetti

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna by Farm Fresh Feasts

Butternut Squash and Sage Pizza by Cooking with Curls


Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach & Mushrooms by Tasting Page

Pesto Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale by Peas & Crayons

Roasted Butternut Squash Black Bean & Quinoa Freezer Burritos by The Muffin Myth

Butternut Squash Lo Mein by Food By Mars


Photo Credit: Food By Mars

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Cashew Cheese & Kale Pesto by Food By Mars

Black Bean & Butternut Squash Quesadillas with Lazy Girl’s Guacamole by Iowa Girl Eats

Chipotle Apple Butter Carnitas by Nutmeg Nanny

Quinoa Kale and Bacon Stuffed Butternut Squash by Rachel Cooks


Photo Credit: Rachel Cooks

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet by The Blond Cook

Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms by Savvy Saving Couple

Roasted Butternut Squash Wedges with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce by Kalyn's Kitchenchipotle-apple-butter-carnitasnutmegnanny

Photo Credit: Nutmeg Nanny

Vegetable & Side Dish Recipes

Easy Butternut Squash Au Gratin by Cutefetti

Baked Butternut Squash Fries by Cutefetti

Butternut Squash Salsa by Cutefetti

Roasted Butternut Squash by To Simply Inspire


Photo Credit: Greens & Chocolate

Butternut Squash & Quinoa by Coffee With Us

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Gratin by Greens & Chocolate

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese by Flavor the Moments

Butternut Squash & Bacon Deviled Eggs by Snixy Kitchen


Photo Credit: Flavor the Moments

Butternut with Maple by Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Roasted Butternut Salad with Chickpeas Kale & Pearl Couscous by An Edible Mosaic

Butternut Squash Pear and Ricotta Bruschetta with Sage Oil by Floating Kitchen

Curried Butternut Squash Salad with Apples Dates & Pecans by Food Faith Fitness


Photo Credit: An Edible Mosaic

Biryani-Inspired Autumn Vegetable Rice by Kitchen Treaty

Cider-Glazed Butternut Squash by Simply Sated

Butternut Squash Basmati Rice by Back to Her Roots

Harvest Salad w/Butternut Squash, Pecans & Curry Fig Vinaigrette by A Farmgirl's Dabbles


Photo Credit: Food Faith Fitness

Orange Honey-Glazed Butternut and Beets by The Roasted Root

Sweet Butternut with Marshmallow by Savvy Saving Couple

Roasted Butternut with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar by Kalyn's Kitchen

Butternut Squash Orzo Salad by Cooking on the Front Burner

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberriescookingon the front burners

Photo Credit: Cooking on the Front Burner

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries by Cooking on the Front Burner

Raw Beets and Butternut Slaw by Apron Strings

Butternut Squash Anna by Apron Strings

Soups and Stew Recipes

Acorn and Butternut Soup by Gal on a Mission


Photo Credit: Tea & Biscuits

Paleo Ginger Butternut Soup by Baking Outside the Box

Roasted Butternut Chili by The Kitchen is My Playground

Butternut Bisque by The Gracious Wife

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Chorizo  by Tasting Page

Roasted Butternut Squash Chili thekitchenismyplayground

Photo Credit: The Kitchen is My Playground

Butternut Cheddar Ale Soup by Frugal Foodie Mama

Beef and Butternut Stew by Tea & Biscuits

Tuscan Bean and Butternut Soup by Greens & Chocolate

Roasted Butternut Soup with Coconut Miso & Lime by The Muffin Myth


Photo Credit: Greens & Chocolate

Bonus Dishes

Herbed Butternut and Cottage Cheese Muffins by Farm Fresh Feasts

Carrot Butternut Whole Grain Muffins by Peas & Crayons

Butternut Squash Pie with Brown Sugar Marshmallow Topping by Keep It Sweet Desserts

Butternut Squash Cookies by Cleverly Simple


Photo Credit: Farm Fresh Feasts


Butternut Butterscotch Latte by An Edible Mosaic

Roasted Butternut Bourbon by Ari's Menu


Photo Credit: An Edible Mosaic

Which of these delicious recipes are you going to be trying first? Are you a squash fanatic? Which other varieties do you love during this time of the year?


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Julie. Simpson

Monday 16th of November 2015

I have this huge butternut squash on my table my cousin brought me and until now I was going the usual sister with onions garlic etcetera. But now we are having squash and sausage OMG I can't wait to make it thanks!!

Dawn Lopez

Monday 16th of November 2015

Ooh! Now, that's awesome! You have one heck of an awesome cousin ;) I hope you love the fresh take on serving up butternut squash ;)


Friday 13th of November 2015

I think you made me hungry too! I love butternut squash; thanks for sharing some of my recipes.

Dawn Lopez

Sunday 15th of November 2015

Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes! I think it's safe to say butternut squash is on my dinner list this week. ;)

Jenn @ peas and crayons

Friday 13th of November 2015

Thanks Dawn! Butternut squash is my FAVORITE! Pinning! <3

Dawn Lopez

Sunday 15th of November 2015

Glad you liked the collection of yummy butternut goodness. Thanks for sharing your recipe too!


Friday 13th of November 2015

Yay for butternut squash, and this round up is making me crave it in the biggest way! Thanks so much for including my mac 'n cheese!

Dawn Lopez

Friday 13th of November 2015

I know, gathering these recipes definitely got my cravings in an uproar for butternut squash! Your mac and cheese looks really tasty. Definitely on my list to try soon. :)

Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs)

Thursday 12th of November 2015

Thank you so much for including me! Off to check out the others!

Dawn Lopez

Friday 13th of November 2015

Thanks for sharing your recipe! Yummy!

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