This collection of Butternut Squash Recipes will inspire you to use it all fall and winter long! Recipes include butternut squash soup, risotto, pasta and pie, along with handy info such as nutrition information, choosing and storing it, and so much more!
I adore every single variety of winter squash, but there’s one that I always have in my pantry during the fall and winter months because of its versatility.
This collection of 30+ Butternut Squash Recipes will show you just how versatile butternut squash is. It’s great roasted, mashed, stuffed, puréed for pies and sauces, spiralized into noodles, and so much more.
Whether it’s a new method of cooking it or simply pairing it with different ingredients, I find exciting new ways to use it all the time.
Butternut squash is a variety of winter squash that’s in season during the fall and winter months. It grows on a vine, has tan-yellow skin and bright orange flesh, and typically ranges in size from 3-5 lbs.
Botanically it’s a fruit, but in the culinary world it’s used as a vegetable. The skin is completely edible, and the squash may be eaten raw or cooked.
What does butternut squash taste like?
Butternut squash is similar in flavor to pumpkin, but it’s much sweeter and has a mild nutty flavor. When cooked, it has a tender, velvety texture.
Good butternut squash substitutes are delicata squash, kabocha squash, honeynut squash and sweet potatoes.
How to choose butternut squash
Choose squash that’s firm, heavy for its size, and is free from discoloration or punctures.
How to store butternut squash?
Butternut squash may be stored for 2-3 months in the pantry, which makes it great for your pantry recipes.
Once peeled and cut, store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator or freeze it for up to 3 months.
How to prepare butternut squash?
The sky is the limit when it comes to butternut squash preparation. It may be spiralized into noodles, roasted whole, or cut into cubes for roasting, boiling or air frying.
Cutting butternut squash can seem daunting, and I’ve tried every way possible. See my post how to peel and cut butternut squash for all of my tips to get the job done quickly and easily.
Is butternut squash good for you?
Butternut squash is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so it can be part of a healthy diet.
One cup of cubed butternut squash includes 63 calories, 16 grams carbs, 2.8 grams fiber, 3.1 grams sugar, 1.4 grams protein, and 493 mg potassium.
If you have health concerns, be sure to talk to your doctor to determine if butternut squash is right for you.
Best butternut squash recipes
The collection of butternut recipes below will show you how truly versatile it is. It’s great in both sweet and savory applications, from pie to mac and cheese.
I hope the recipes below inspire you to use it in exciting new ways!
Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries | The Rustic Foodie®
This Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries recipe can be air fried or baked! It’s served with a creamy lemon garlic rosemary dipping sauce.
Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole | A Saucy Kitchen
Enjoy this veggie filled, protein packed Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole – all your favourite Tex-Mex, enchilada flavours without all of the hassle of filling and rolling individual tortillas. Simply alternate between layers of sauce, filling, cheese and tortillas then bake and enj…
This smooth, spicy made from scratch Butternut Squash Pie tastes even better than the traditional pumpkin pie!! Make this one for Thanksgiving dessert and EVERYONE will be asking for the recipe and wanting to know
Pork Chops with Apples and Butternut Squash | The Forked Spoon
Pork Chops with Apples and Butternut Squash brings all the delicious flavors of fall right to your dinner table. Cooked in just one skillet, this easy recipe requires simple ingredients like sweet apples, butternut squash, fresh rosemary, apple cider, and juicy bone-in pork chops.