Easy Butternut Squash Dinner Recipes For Cozy Meals

It's not just a side dish! Make it the main course with recipes for soup, pasta, mac and cheese, chili and more.

You’ve likely learned how to roast butternut squash by now, and maybe you even know that the best way to peel it is by microwaving it and using a vegetable peeler. But if you’re just eating this fall favorite as a side dish, you’re missing out on a wealth of dinner ideas where butternut squash really shines.

Butternut squash’s creamy texture works wonderfully in pasta dishes, lending a velvety density and additional nutritional benefits (it’s particularly high in vitamins A and C). It’s also a great addition to chilis, curries and stews. We’ve gathered our favorite recipes below ― give them a try and you’ll see this squash in a whole new way.

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Butternut Baked Ziti
How Sweet Eats
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Butternut Squash Quinoa Chili
How Sweet Eats
3
Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta
Half Baked Harvest
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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Damn Delicious
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Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tagine
Sweet Potato Soul
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Butter Be Ready
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Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Poblano Enchiladas
Completely Delicious
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Butternut Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Grandbaby Cakes
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Slow Cooker Saucy Thai Butternut Squash Curry with Noodles
Half Baked Harvest
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Butternut Squash Pasta Bake
Jessica In The Kitchen
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
Half Baked Harvest
12
Butternut Squash and Lentil Stew
Supper With Michelle
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Easy Butternut Squash Shells
How Sweet Eats
14
Warm Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Tortellini Salad
Supper With Michelle
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Butternut Squash Frittata
Clean Foodie Cravings
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Pinto Beans and Butternut Squash Soup
AfroVitalityEats
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Creamy Parmesan Orecchiette with Butternut Squash and Broccolini
Pinch of Yum
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Rajasthani Butternut and Potato Curry
Feasting At Home
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Roasted Butternut Tikka Masala
Feasting From Home
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Butternut Squash Carbonara
Damn Delicious
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Loaded Butternut Squash Pot Pie
How Sweet Eats
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Brown Butter Butternut Squash Pasta
Damn Delicious
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Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagna
How Sweet It Is