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The Butternut Squash Recipes You've Been Waiting For

It's going to be a delicious season.
09/29/2015 07:00am ET | Updated September 15, 2016

It’s a bittersweet feeling when fall produce starts to take over summer’s bounty; there’s a lot that we will miss (all those tomatoes, for one). But the silver lining of this seasonal transition is the arrival of our favorite gourd, the butternut squash.

Butternut squash is sweet enough to go into desserts, but also a natural in hearty dishes, like soups, gratins and lasagnas. Roasted butternut squash can turn a plain salad into something we’ll happily bite into; and it can lend a vegetarian creaminess to dishes like risotto and ravioli.

If you find butternut squash’s tough skin intimidating, fear not, we’ve got a trick that’ll help you peel butternut squash with ease ― it requires nothing more than a microwave ― plus seven additional hacks that might help you, too. Once you’ve got peeling mastered, we’re sure this orange-fleshed gourd will be your go-to vegetable for the coming fall and winter ― especially with the help of these recipes below.

1
Spicy Green Chile Turkey, Butternut Squash And Crispy Sage Enchiladas
Half Baked Harvest
2
Roasted Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar Bacon
The Clever Carrot
3
Black Bean Butternut Sliders With Chipotle Ketchup
How Sweet It Is
4
Cranberry, Butternut And Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos
Half Baked Harvest
5
Polenta Crostini With Butternut Squash, Ricotta And Sage
Edible Perspective
6
Roasted Butternut With Black Garlic and Miso
Feasting From Home
7
Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Cookie + Kate
8
Spiced Almond Pancakes With Candied Butternut Squash
Half Baked Harvest
9
Butternut Squash Tikka Masala
Feasting at Home
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10
Butternut Sage Scones
Food52
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11
Butternut Tabbouleh
Cookie + Kate
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12
Roasted Butternut Tikka Masala
Feasting From Home
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13
Easy Butternut Squash Shells
How Sweet It Is
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14
Miso Roasted Butternut Squash
Foodie Crush
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15
Butternut Squash Stuffed Mushrooms With Goat Cheese And Balsamic Glaze
The Clever Carrot
16
Creamy Butternut Squash Linguine With Fried Sage
Cookie + Kate
17
Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna
Half Baked Harvest
18
Curried Butternut Squash, Brocoli, Cheddar And Goat Cheese Soup
Half Baked Harvest
19
Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagna
How Sweet It Is
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20
Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
21
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, And Bread Stuffing With Apples
Food52
22
ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash On Toast
Food52
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23
Kale Salad With Butternut Squash, Chickpeas And Tahini Dressing
Foodie Crush
24
Cappellacci di Zucca (Butternut Squash Cappellacci)
Food52
25
Winter Salad Of Roasted Golden Beets And Butternut Squash
Verses from my Kitchen
26
Artusi’s Butternut Squash Pie (Torta di Zucca Gialla)
Food52
27
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Naturally Ella
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28
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Pulled Pork Tacos
The Law Student's Wife
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29
Parmesan Sage Crusted Butternut Squash Galette
How Sweet It Is
30
Butternut Squash Carbonara With Fried Sage Leaves
bell'allimento
31
Kale And Ricotta Stuffed Shells With Butternut Squash Sauce
Completely Delicous
32
Spicy Goat Cheese And Butternut Squash Triangles
Adventures In Cooking
33
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Freekeh Salad With Kale
The Law Student's Wife
34
Roasted Butternut Squash And Turkey Chili
Foodie Crush
35
Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Ravioli With Browned Butter
Half Baked Harvest