31 Butternut Squash Recipes for Fall

For years I thought my Romanian grandmother’s squash streudel was made with pumpkin.  Because the Romanian word, as I understood it, didn’t distinguish between various squashes and pumpkin.  Americans had their pumpkin pie…our family had the (superior) pumpkin streudel.

It wasn’t until a few years ago, while making my favorite lasagna that it suddenly dawned on me that the aforementioned “pumpkin” was actually butternut squash.  I knew I recognized that nutty, buttery, sweetness.  It seems silly that I didn’t realize this before, but growing up I was rarely involved in the kitchen.  Now, as a grown woman and mother, I realize how much of my mother and grandmother’s cooking I took for granted.   But then?  I had no idea.  Delicious food just sort of magically appeared on our table, in our fridge.

Butternut squash only seemed to appear inside of that streudel.  So I never noticed it.

Rich in vitamin A, C, and a good source of vitamin B-6 and magnesium, butternut squash is not only nutritious but extremely versatile.  But I like it because it’s delicious.  Like a potato but better–at least for me.  I haven’t yet convinced my kids of this.  But there’s time!

Here are 31 butternut squash recipes for some fall inspiration.  29 were created by my dietitian colleagues and 2 are personal favorites.


1 – Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe by Cara Harbstreet of Street Smart Nutrition

2 – Butternut Squash Gnocchi Soup 

Recipe by Diana of Baby Steps Nutrition

3. Crockpot Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Recipe by Lauren at Bite of Health Nutrition

4.  Kale and Butternut Squash Noodle Soup

Recipe by Chelsey of C It Nutritionally

5. Butternut Squash Leek Soup

Recipe by Samantha at Nutrition to Fruition

6. Spicy Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Recipe by Lauren at Nutrition Starring You

7. Autumn’s Best Butternut Squash, Apple, and Pear Soup

8.  Butternut squash apple soup from Adrienne at One Bite Wellness

9.  Caramelized Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe from Jessica of Smart Nutrition

And a favorite of mine….

10.  Thai Lime Vegetable Soup

Recipe from Chatelaine.com


11.  Butternut Squash Spaghetti Carbonara

Recipe from Julie at The Gourmet RD

12. Butternut Squash Caulfredo

Recipe by Kara at Byte Sized Nutrition

13. Butternut Squash Pasta

Recipe by Alexis at Hummusapien

14. Butternut Squash Noodles Carbonara with Mushrooms and Bacon

Recipe by Kara at The Foodie Dietitian

15. Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Pasta

Recipe by Chrissy at Snacking in Sneakers


And, MY personal favorite lasagna ever.  Pouring butter on top always seemed like overkill (or too much work) so I’ve never done it, but it is pure deliciousness anyway.

16.  Butternut Squash Lasagna

Recipe by Brian Malarkey


17.  Coconut Cumin Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash 

Recipe by Roxana Begum of  The Delicious Crescent

18. Fall Plant Power Bowl

Recipe by Shannon of Lone Star Nutrition

19.  Black Bean Butternut Squash Tostadas

20. Beef and Butternut Squash Chili   

Recipe by Holly Grainger

21. Thai Red Curry Butternut Squash Chicken

Recipe by Erica Julson

22.  One Pan Fall Vegetables & Chicken Sausage from Jennifer of Healthy Inspiration

23.  Slow cooker curried butternut squash chili

Recipe by Alexis at Hummusapien

24.  Black Bean Butternut Squash Tacos

Recipe by Tracee from Triad to Wellness

25. Baked Butternut Squash French Toast from Amy Gorin



26. Fall Apple Cobb Salad

Recipe by Amanda of The Nutritionist Reviews

27.  Butternut Squash and Sage Crostini

Recipe by Kara Lydon

28.  Sage Butternut Squash Risotto 

Recipe by Erica Julson

29. Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce

Recipe by Amy Gorin

30.  Farro Salad with Butternut Squash 

Recipe by Erica Julson

31.  Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Banana Bread 

Recipe by Kara Lydon


There you have it!  31 ways to enjoy butternut squash this season.  Looking through this list I can hardly wait to start roasting and making soups!  Enjoy.





Posted by Adina
October 2, 2017

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