15 Butternut Squash Recipes to Make During Fall Harvest Season
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 a hearty one-pan pasta 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 tomatoes for a traditional chili, or match it to fragrant parsnips for a creamy soup, butternut squash is a delicious perk of the fall harvest.
Beefy Butternut Squash Pasta
Recipe: Beefy Butternut Squash Pasta
This one pan recipe comes together in about 30 minutes for a filling dinner that's also great as leftovers.
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 Tarts
Recipe: Butternut Squash Tarts
Turn butternut squash into a seasonal appetizer with the addition of puff pastry sheets and a few toppings.
Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
Recipe: Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
Pumpkin and butternut squash are a winning duo for fall, especially when they're covered in a Gruyère cheese sauce.
Mashed Butternut Squash
Recipe: Mashed Butternut Squash
Turn butternut squash into a delicious side dish with the addition of a few pantry staples.
Skillet Squash Blossom
Recipe: Skillet Squash Blossom
This impressive side dish is almost too pretty to eat. Plus, it has a short ingredient list and is easy to pull together.
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.
Root Vegetable-and-Butternut Squash Gratin
This cheesy casserole is filled with plenty of nutrients and flavor.
Roasted Winter Squash
Recipe: Roasted Winter Squash
Roasting is a foolproof and easy way to prepare fresh winter squash.
Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa
Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa
Sweet cranberries and tart balsamic come together with roasted squash to create the ideal bite.
Beef-and-Butternut Squash Chili
Recipe: Beef-and-Butternut Squash Chili
Adding butternut squash to classic chili gives it a hearty upgrade that's perfect for fall.
Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup
Recipe: Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup
This recipe can easily be doubled for larger crowds or to freeze for later.
Skillet Vegetable Pie
Recipe: Skillet Vegetable Pie
Hearty veggies make this skillet pie filling enough that you won't even miss the meat.
Chicken, Apple, and Butternut Stew
The pectin in unfiltered apple cider will help the stew thicken as it cooks.
Winter Vegetables and Gnocchi
Recipe: Winter Vegetables and Gnocchi
Store-bought gnocchi help this warm and comforting dish come together in just 30 minutes.