The Best Butternut Squash Recipes To Make This Thanksgiving

These recipes give stuffing some stiff competition.
11/16/2015 06:00am ET | Updated November 14, 2018

Butternut squash is a fall favorite. Between all the ways you can roast it, and the various methods it can be turned into soup, there are more than enough ways to get your fix. But come Thanksgiving, the holiday that crowns most of our favorite fall foods, butternut squash gets forgotten about because the allure of all those other enticing (and less nutritious) sides is too great. Not this year.

We think the reason folks pass on the butternut for a second helping of stuffing is because this squash is often an afterthought on our favorite food-filled holiday. But if you use one of the recipes we have for you below, we promise it won’t be.

1
Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
Damn Delicious
2
Polenta Crostini With Butternut Squash, Ricotta And Sage
Edible Perspective
3
Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges With A Sage Hazelnut Pesto
Food52
4
Roasted Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar Bacon
The Clever Carrot
5
Kale Salad With Butternut Squash, Chickpeas And Tahini Dressing
Foodie Crush
6
Roasted Butternut With Black Garlic and Miso
Feasting From Home
7
Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Cookie + Kate
8
Butternut Sage Scones
Food52
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9
Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Dip
How Sweet It Is
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10
Butternut Tabbouleh
Cookie + Kate
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11
Easy Butternut Squash Shells
How Sweet It Is
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12
Miso Roasted Butternut Squash
Foodie Crush
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13
Butternut Squash Stuffed Mushrooms With Goat Cheese And Balsamic Glaze
The Clever Carrot
14
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, And Bread Stuffing With Apples
Food52
15
ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash On Toast
Food52
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16
Winter Salad Of Roasted Golden Beets And Butternut Squash
Verses from my Kitchen
17
Parmesan Butternut Squash Fries
Damn Delicious
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18
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Naturally Ella
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19
Orecchiette with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, And Caramelized Red Onion
Food52
20
Red Quinoa Salad With Spicy Lime Vinaigrette
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21
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Freekeh Salad With Kale
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