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Butternut Squash Recipes To Warm Your Heart And Carry You Through Winter

We're making sure you never tire of this go-to fall vegetable.
11/02/2011 11:08am ET | Updated November 20, 2014

Butternut squash is one of our favorite fall vegetables, in part because it is so versatile. When the choices at the farmers market start to dwindle, you have to rely on increasingly fewer vegetables to keep things exciting through the cold, and sometimes bleak, months ahead. Butternut squash is your answer. It's sweet enough to go into desserts, but also perfect for savory, warming dishes like soups, gratins and lasagna. Roasted butternut squash can turn a dull salad into a fall stunner, and can lend a vegetarian creaminess to dishes like risotto and ravioli.

If you find yourself hesitating to use butternut squash because you don't want to battle the rock-hard skin, fear not. We've got a life-changing trick for you for peeling butternut squash that requires nothing but a microwave. Once you've got this trick under your belt, butternut squash will be your go-to vegetable this fall and winter.

Besides the classic butternut squash soup, there are so many recipes that highlight this sweet-and-savory favorite. To make sure you never tire of this classic vegetable, we've rounded up 65 butternut squash recipes to carry you through fall and winter.

1
Cranberry, Butternut And Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos
Half Baked Harvest
2
Roasted Squash, Quinoa And Arugula
Naturally Ella
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3
Irish Red Ale Butternut Squash Soup With Goat Cheese And Pomegranate
The Beeroness
4
Butternut Squash Parmesan Gratin With Sage Breadcrumbs
Cookin' Canuck
5
Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna
Half Baked Harvest
6
Butternut Squash Pie
Taste of Home
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7
Curried Butternut Squash, Brocoli, Cheddar And Goat Cheese Soup
Half Baked Harvest
8
Butternut Squash Black Bean Tostadas
Two Peas & Their Pod
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9
Baked Butternut Squash And Cheese Polenta
Quentin Bacon/Food & WIne
10
Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagna
How Sweet It Is
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11
Roasted Butternut Tikka Masala
Feasting From Home
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12
Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza
Bev Cooks
13
Bean, Corn And Squash Stew
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
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14
Roasted Butternut Squash & Balsamic Sauce for Pasta (& More)
Cookin' Canuck
15
Butternut Squash Stuffed Mushrooms With Goat Cheese And Balsamic Glaze
The Clever Carrot
16
Roasted Butternut Squash, Radicchio, And Onion
Simply Recipes
17
Butternut Squash And Sage Wontons
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
18
Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
19
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, And Bread Stuffing With Apples
Food52
20
Butternut Squash Enchiladas
How Sweet It Is
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21
Spiced, Roasted Butternut Squash With Shrimp-And-Rice Filling
Taste
22
Roasted Squash Soup With Maple-Glazed Banana
Quentin Bacon/Food & WIne
23
ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash On Toast
Food52
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24
Roasted Butternut Squash With Cracklings
Taste
25
Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges With A Sage Hazelnut Pesto
Food52
26
Northern Spy's Kale Salad
Food52
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27
Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries And Pepitas
Two Peas & Their Pod
28
Cappellacci di Zucca (Butternut Squash Cappellacci)
Food52
29
Baked Tortellini with Turkey, Butternut Squash And Chard
Cookin' Canuck
30
Twice Baked Butternut Squash With Quinoa And Gorgonzola
Naturally Ella
31
Pasta With Butternut Parmesan Sauce
Simply Recipes
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32
Golden Beet And Pomegranate Salad
Simply Recipes
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33
Winter Salad Of Roasted Golden Beets And Butternut Squash
Verses from my Kitchen
34
Butternut Squash, Bacon And Blue Cheese Macaroni And Cheese
Gimme Some Oven
35
Butternut Squash Wedges With Maple Butter
New Media Publishing
36
Artusi’s Butternut Squash Pie (Torta di Zucca Gialla)
Food52
37
Butternut Squash Risotto
Skinny Taste
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38
Easy Butternut Squash Shells
How Sweet It Is
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39
Butternut Squash Butter Lettuce Salad With Spicy Avocado Dressing
Foodie Crush
40
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Naturally Ella
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41
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Pulled Pork Tacos
The Law Student's Wife
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42
Butternut Squash And Roasted Garlic Galette
Food52
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43
Mousaka With Butternut Squash And Sweet Potatoes
Adventures In Cooking
44
Red Quinoa With Butternut Squash, Cranberries And Pecans
Gluten-Free Goddess
45
Gluten-Free Butternut Pecan Scones
Gluten-Free Goddess
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46
Polenta Crostini With Butternut Squash, Ricotta And Sage
Edible Perspective
47
Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges With A Sage Hazelnut Pesto
Food52
48
Mashed Potatoes With Butternut Squash
Frances Janisch/Food & Wine
49
Orecchiette with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, And Caramelized Red Onion
Food52
50
Butternut Squash And Cider Soup
Food52
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51
Butternut Sage Scones
Food52
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52
Roasted Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Puree/Soup
Food52
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53
Red Quinoa Salad With Spicy Lime Vinaigrette
Food52
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54
Roasted Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar Bacon
The Clever Carrot
55
Black Bean Butternut Sliders With Chipotle Ketchup
How Sweet It Is
56
Parmesan Sage Crusted Butternut Squash Galette
How Sweet It Is
57
Butternut Squash Carbonara With Fried Sage Leaves
bell'allimento
58
Kale And Ricotta Stuffed Shells With Butternut Squash Sauce
Completely Delicous
59
Butternut Squash And Rosemary Biscuits
Completely Delicious
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60
Mashed Butternut Squash With Sage And Garlic
Adventures In Cooking
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61
Spicy Goat Cheese And Butternut Squash Triangles
Adventures In Cooking
62
Roasted Butternut Squash And Udon Noodles With Cilantor-Tahini Sauce
Naturally Ella
63
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Freekeh Salad With Kale
The Law Student's Wife
64
Butternut Squash And Black Bean Chili
The Simple Veganista
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65
Roasted Butternut With Black Garlic and Miso
Feasting From Home

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