17 Must-Try Butternut Squash Recipes For Fall

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Seventeen butternut squash recipes you’ll want to explore, from sweet to savory.

It’s butternut season! Everyone rejoice, because your favorite, buttery, nutty squash is all over the place, and that means you need tasty and delicious butternut squash recipes at your fingertips.

Why are butternut squash recipes so popular? Maybe it’s because of its gorgeous color, or like other squashes, that it works just as well for savory as it does for sweet ones. Whatever it is, there’s nothing wrong with eating a little more butternut, especially during the fall harvest season.

Butternut squash has high levels of vitamin A and C as well as folate, and it has been reported to help with everything from arthritis to the health of your lungs, so eat up. Here are 17 mouth-watering butternut squash recipes to put on your fall cooking list:

1. Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

Half tropical, half seasonal, this butternut squash recipe is a creative twist on the classic soup.

2. Spicy Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burger

Looking for butternut squash recipes you can eat without a spoon? This vegetarian burger is a hefty hand-food that will please the biggest appetites.

3. Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage

While sage and butternut are a common pairing in butternut squash recipes, frying the sage puts a fun twist on this savory tart.

4. Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Stew

This vegan dish is the perfect thing for when there’s an autumn storm brewing and all you want to do is curl up and eat comfort food.

5. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa

The unique shape of a butternut squash makes it perfect for stuffing. In this dish quinoa and black olives bring out the squash’s natural, earthy flavor.

6. Spicy Squash Salad

Unlike some roasted butternut squash recipes, this salad can hold its own as a side or as a main dish.

7. Mushroom, Butternut Squash and Gruyère Tart

You can never go wrong with a savory tart this time of year, and with the addition of gruyère cheese you’ll impress anyone at the table.

8. Spiced Butternut and Quinoa Muffins

Who says butternut squash recipes are only for dinner? Two classically savory ingredients come together in a sweet muffin that will pair well with a morning cup of coffee or tea.

9. Butternut Squash Tacos

Butternut squash and chipotle powder in corn tortillas. Enough said.

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10. Gingered Butternut Squash Pie

Forget pumpkin, this should be the new go-to dessert among your butternut squash recipes.

11. Grain-free Butternut Flatbread

This “bread” made from butternut squash can be used for everything from sandwich bread to pizza crusts.

12. Curried Butternut Squash Fries

Of all the butternut squash recipes, this may be the most tempting: make fries at home and ensure that they’re healthy.

13. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos

Find your favorite whole wheat tortilla and wrap up this easy vegan meal.

14. Butternut Cinnamon Rolls

While you may never have thought to put squash in your cinnamon rolls, you’ll soon wonder why you never had. Gluten-free and vegan as well.

15. Butternut Squash Fritters

A healthy appetizer that’s made with chickpea flour.

16. Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Feta, Mint and Basil

Mint and basil give this dish a fresh spin.

17. Cinnamon Vanilla Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

Dessert? Appetizer? Does it matter? Make a couple of batches to ensure you have enough to last.

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.