You can't go wrong with the subtle, sweet flavors of these butternut squash recipes—it's a guaranteed comfort!
Fall is a magical time of changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and tailgating. We love our fall baking, the excuse to make up a pot of chili, and the abundance of butternut squash in the markets. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite butternut squash recipes, like a luscious, savory butternut squash casserole layered with potatoes and spiced generously with nutmeg and cinnamon. Butternut squash recipes are myriad–there are tons of ways to use the sweet gourd, and we’ve created recipes for pretty much all of them. From hearty salads with squash and farro, to butternut squash that’s caramelized to an almost dessert-like perfection, we’ve got a butternut squash recipe for you. Whether you pair it with beans and corn for a traditional Three Sisters salad, or match it to fragrant parsnips for a creamy soup, butternut squash is a delicious perk of the fall harvest.
Butternut Squash Gratin
Recipe: Butternut Squash Gratin
Slice the potatoes as you use them in each layer (rather than all at once), to help prevent oxidation.
Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup
Recipe: Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup
It may be cold out, but you can still get your fresh veggie fix with golden butternut squash. Try one of these delicious butternut squash recipes for a warm and satisfying meal.
In our first recipe, Texas-based blogger Russell Van Kraayenburg, Houston, Texas, (chasingdelicious.com) warmed up a Tex-Mex favorite, chili, with the addition of butternut squash.
Butternut Squash-and-Pecan Crostini
Creamy butternut squash teams up with pecans and Parmesan for a truly mouthwatering appetizer.
Roasted Squash with Farro and Almonds
Look for farro, a grain gaining in popularity, in your supermarket, or substitute wild rice. High in fiber, farro's firm texture and nutty flavor pair well with tender, sweet roasted squash and creamy crumbles of cheese.
Candied Roasted Squash
Recipe: Candied Roasted Squash
A recipe with only three ingredients calls for smart technique and a little bit of finesse. Score the squash flesh to create more surface area for caramelizing.
Three Sisters Salad
Recipe: Three Sisters Salad
Let the three sisters—squash, beans, and corn—spice up your dinner.
Butternut-Squash Parsnip Soup
Recipe: Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup
Hosting a dinner party? Use heat-proof glass mugs to serve this creamy soup. They’re easier for guests to maneuver than bowls and spoons. Keep it warm in a slow cooker, and garnish with sour cream and chopped fresh chives.
Butternut Squash Spoon Bread
Recipe: Butternut Squash Spoon Bread
For the ideal texture, we recommend serving this immediately once baked.
Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
Recipe: Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
This yields more than enough for appetizer-size servings. Divide up the leftovers, and freeze for a last-minute meal during busy weekends.
Butternut Squash Soup
Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
A favorite fall produce stars in this comforting and creamy soup.
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Mushrooms
Thanks to store-bought ravioli, this meal comes together quickly. Offer this indulgent ravioli as a side dish or as a meatless main dish.
Tex-Mex Butternut Bisque
Recipe: Tex-Mex Butternut Bisque
Go ahead and use full-fat half-and-half. Our tasting table tried this with fat-free half-and-half and agreed that is doesn't compare to the real thing.