Our Best Butternut Squash Recipes

Just because the weather is cold, doesn't mean you can't get excited about in-season produce. Hearty butternut squash is the perfect ingredient for upgrading soups, salads, pastas and more.

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Sweet and Savory Butternut Squash Hummus Dip

This hummus gets its luscious texture and sweetness from roasted butternut squash. We added a little cinnamon for warmth and tempered it with salty feta cheese and a bright burst of pomegranate seeds which also make it super festive for a holiday party or a fall family dinner.

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Twice-Baked Butternut Squash

This simple sheet-pan squash is a show-stopping side your family will love. It's easy and delicious — perfect for a big holiday dinner or a weeknight meal.

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Butternut Squash Soup

The flavor of the butternut squash is highlighted by a pinch of nutmeg in this easy, classic recipe.

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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew

Warming ras el hanout and cinnamon flavor this hearty stew of butternut squash and chickpeas. Dried apricots add a sweet note while fresh mint, parsley and lemon provide a bright finish.

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Caramelized Butternut Squash

Roast butternut squash with brown sugar to get it really caramelized. It's no wonder this is one of Ina's favorite vegetable sides!

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Butternut Squash Tortellini with Brown Butter Sauce

Make homemade tortellini with wonton skins. Serve with a topping of brown butter, sage and walnuts for the perfect complement to the butternut squash filling.

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Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

This recipe captures many of the traditional flavors of chili, but boosts its texture, color and vitamins. We've used protein-rich black beans, lean ground turkey and sweet butternut squash, as well adding some unexpected crunch and thickening power with chia seeds.

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Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza

As Valerie says, “there’s nothing like a homemade pizza.” She tops hers with roasted squash, zesty arugula and tangy goat cheese.

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Vegan Wild-Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash

This impressive autumn-inspired dish can be served as a main course for vegan and vegetarian eaters or can be enjoyed by everyone at the table as a side dish. The small amount of curry powder gives the squash a nice warmth and depth.

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Orange-Maple Butternut Squash Mash

Butternut squash can be daunting because of its thick shell, but with a little patience, you can have it prepped, cooked and on the table as a tasty side dish in 20 minutes. If you have aged balsamic vinegar, add a very small drizzle over the top for a touch of rich, sweet flavor.

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Butternut Squash Chicken Pot Pie

Jeff simmers a combination of butternut squash and chicken stock to form a rich, creamy base for his cozy chicken pot pie.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Ina drizzles squash with maple syrup before roasting, then serves it over a bed of vinaigrette-dressed arugula.

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Upside-Down Butternut Squash Tart

Our favorite fall vegetable takes the place of traditional apples in this gorgeous tarte tatin that has savory accents of fresh herbs and Parmesan.

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Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Butternut squash is right at home with beef and some Italian flavors like Marsala wine and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Butternut Squash Risotto

This entire dish is made in a pressure cooker, which makes for an easy dinner that requires almost no cleanup.

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Butternut Squash and Kale Stir Fry

Tender cubes of chile-spiced butternut squash make the perfect addition to Ree's buttery kale stir-fry.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Cream

Make Marcella's creamy and silky soup; You'll love the surprising smoky twist of chipotle flavor.

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Butternut Squash-Stuffed Shells

These stuffed shells are packed with a spicy spinach and ricotta filling and nestled in a cozy roasted butternut Alfredo sauce. What could be tastier than that?

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Pork with Squash and Apples

Toss squash with apples, onion, garlic, honey mustard and rosemary, then bake until tender. Serve with skillet-cooked pork for a satisfying and super flavorful meal.

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Gnocchi With Squash and Kale

Cook squash and kale with gnocchi for a creamy and hearty pasta dish.

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Rachael says, “I know it sounds odd, but my girl LOVED butternut squash! This dog might even go for it before a steak, especially if there were also pasta and cheese involved in the deal!”

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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Onion Galette with Stilton

Squash and apples come together in this freeform tart that. Topped with melted blue cheese it's the perfect blend of sweet, savory and salty.

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Butternut Squash Frittata

This savory frittata is perfect for brunch. Chorizo, bell peppers and squash give this egg dish tons of flavor.

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Penne with Butternut Squash

Need a hearty meal fast? Buy diced, peeled butternut squash to cut down on prep time!

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Squash, Manchego and Balsamic-Onion Grilled Cheese

Jeff Mauro adds thickly cut butternut squash to his gooey Manchego sandwiches. Genius!

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