Butternut Squash — Easy to Cook, Always Delicious

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Butternut Squash RecipesHow to cook butternut squash? Well, you can roast it, grill it, puree it for soups, or mash it. Butternut squash has the perfect creamy, sweet, nutty flavor that is irresistible any way you prepare it. As Shakespeare once asked, “what’s in a name?” When it comes to butternut squash, a staple of the autumn’s harvest, the answer seems to be “plenty.”

 

Thanks to its versatility — butternut squash is a great addition to any fall menu, and it’s easy to find in grocery stores and at local farmstands. This squash is also a real healthy addition to any meal (click here for a low-cal recipe for Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup), full of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.

 

Just in case you still aren’t convinced of the virtues of butternut squash, we’re giving you a variety of our favorite recipes to prove just how tasty this squash can be and to show off how many different ways you can enjoy it. From a Thai Butternut Squash Soup, to a Winter Squash and Brown Bread Stuffing that would be a perfect Thanksgiving side dish, each of these recipes gives you the easy opportunity to experience the great taste of butternut squash.

 

After trying these recipes, you just might even find yourself quoting (well, sort of) the Bard at the dinner table: “A squash (click here for alternative yellow squash recipes) by any other name would never taste as sweet!”

 

 

 

Winter Squash and Brown Bread Stuffing

Butternut Squash Recipes

This sweet and savory stuffing — where brown and honey wheat breads provide the sweet counterpoint to the nutty taste of butternut squash — is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

 

 

 

Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash and Shallots

Butternut Squash Recipes

This elegant side dish, which takes only 30 minutes to prepare, comes seasoned with rosemary and spices. It’s great with pork chops, or a roast chicken.

 

 

 

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Recipes

Spicy curry and sweet coconut milk give this soup an Asian twist. We love the contrast in textures between the creamy pureed soup and the crunch of the peanut garnish.

 

 

 

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew with Couscous

Butternut Squash Recipes

Hearty enough to be a main dish, this vegetarian stew is loaded with flavor. You can use prepared soup, but if you have time, it’s tastier with the homemade butternut squash soup in the recipe.

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon and Sage

Butternut Squash Recipes

Creamy risotto is a delicious way to showcase the flavor of butternut squash. Earthy sage and salty bacon add complexity to this rustic dish.

 

 

 

Maple-Butternut Squash with Kale and Currants

Butternut Squash Recipes

Beautiful, delicious and healthy, this salad is loaded with good-for-you veggies. A little maple syrup adds sweetness and enhances the squash’s flavor.

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Casserole

Butternut Squash Recipes

Kid-friendly mac-and-cheese gets a nutritional boost from butternut squash. Your little ones will especially enjoy eating these casseroles out of their own special ramekin serving dish.

 

 

 

Celebrate the season with these easy and delicious vegetarian squash recipes!

 

 

 

 

 

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