We will all listing the issues that outline fall. Apple choosing, scorching cider, pumpkin spice lattes in fact, and a common sense of consolation to be present in all of it. However extra not too long ago, butternut squash has taken middle stage, and simple butternut squash recipes for every little thing from pizza to pasta dominate the season. As a result of there’s little that doesn’t pair completely with the star components (goat cheese, arugula, ginger, and sage instantly come to thoughts), the choices abound for having fun with the beloved rectangular fruit in abundance.
To have a good time the numerous comforting meals we will all sit up for, I rounded up simple butternut squash recipes to assist us navigate these chilly months. Whether or not they’re roasted, puréed, grilled, or stuffed—there’s a butternut squash recipe for everybody. It’s a simple approach to have an extremely satisfying and comforting meal that doesn’t really feel overly indulgent. Prepare for all of the warming, nostalgic scents and flavors you understand and love.
15 Deliciously Simple Butternut Squash Recipes
It’s time to present the standard fruit the eye it so deeply deserves. Forward, uncover absolutely the tastiest butternut squash creations we may discover. And remember to bookmark this listing so that you’re able to go when the subsequent craving hits! (As a result of it’s sure to quickly.)
Butternut Squash and Ricotta Tart
Why We Love It: Try finding a prettier butternut squash recipe than this. Camille made this tart for Thanksgiving last year, and suffice it to say, the final result was a hit. The creamy ricotta base serves as an airy, but rich foundation atop which layers of sliced butternut squash, apples, and sweet potato swirl around. It’s mesmerizing to look at, and all the better to eat.
Hero Ingredient: Just a little honey is the perfect sweet complement to the fruity veg.
Butternut Squash Pizza With Arugula & Almond Ricotta
Why we love it: There’s something about a good pizza that bonds people together. It’s the perfect party food whether you’re feeding a crowd or it’s a party of one. And did we mention that this recipe has bacon bits? What bliss. It’s a delicious flavor combination that will keep you coming back for more.
Hero ingredient: The homemade almond ricotta is a deliciously plant-based alternative to the dairy-laden fave. It’s creamy and tangy, and way easier to make than it sounds.
“Creamy” Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk
Why We Love It: This is the ultimate reset soup. During a season when so much of what we eat is an indulgence, it’s nice to get a break with a recipe that’s totally delish, but also light. This silky soup gets its (dairy-free) creaminess from a can of full-fat coconut milk. It’s just the thing to serve a group when dietary restrictions are a concern.
Hero Ingredient: Two teaspoons not only make this soup an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, but also a warming, spicy delight.
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Why we love it: Have you ever seen anything more decadently delicious? This dish is an absolute showstopper and the perfect dairy-free pasta for cozy, chilly nights. Just be sure to use lots of squash to get that dreamy color and rich flavor.
Hero ingredient: Top your bowl with lots of crispy bacon before digging in.
Roasted Butternut Squash Stuffed With Goat Cheese, Figs, and Pesto
Why we love it: The one downside of butternut squash? It’s a pain to peel. Thankfully, this easy butternut squash recipe takes the grunt work out of the equation, asking you only to cut the fruit in half and de-seed. These roasted squash halves make a delicious, simple side dish. Delight in the drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of fresh herbs, and seasonings of your choice. Or, follow Camille’s lead and stuff with your favorite ingredients to your heart’s content.
Hero ingredient: It doesn’t get much better than figs, does it?
Butternut Squash, Spinach, & Goat Cheese Pasta
Why we love it: It’s a one-pot wonder with pasta, greens, and healthy roasted veg. This dish makes a beautiful and hearty meal in and of itself. Which means less time spent washing pots and pans, more time spent around the table with friends.
Hero ingredient: Don’t skip the drool-worthy brown butter sauce.
Thai Chicken Soup with Butternut Squash & Bok Choy
Why We Love It: I make this Thai chicken soup anytime I need a little warm-up throughout the season. It’s hearty while boasting a light and veggie-packed broth, helping you feel just satisfied enough. The Thai flavors come forth thanks to the fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and red chili peppers. Trust, it will always cure whatever ails you.
Hero Ingredient: The chicken cooks on the bone in the soup, infusing the broth with rich, beautiful flavor.
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Walnuts, Sage & Orange Brown Butter
Why We Love It: Fall pasta recipes may be a dime a dozen this time of year, but because these months are our favorite for loading up on carbs, you can bet Camille took her time ensuring this was the perfect butternut squash pasta recipe. The orange-infused brown butter is a sweet and savory dream and walnuts add an incredible nutty crunch that makes this dish impossible to resist.
Hero Ingredient: Scatter on the fresh sage leaves with a heavy hand.
Why we love it: It’s ultra-healthy and bursting with gorgeous Tex-Mex flavors. The pita is an unexpectedly delightful vessel for some of our absolute favorite ingredients. Doesn’t get much better than this.
Hero ingredient: The golden-brown crust of the pita is a perfect canvas for all kinds of toppings.
Why we love it: Can’t you smell this bread through the screen? It’s a gorgeously moist, tender, and hearty loaf full of sweet banana flavor with a hint of buttery winter squash. Yum!
Hero ingredient: Almonds and oats give it a nutty and wholesome vibe.
Why We Love It: Can we take a second to understand the country great thing about this dish? The pink pops of pickled purple onions tucked in with butternut squash and basil leaves are every a real aesthetic achievement. I’ll be consuming this each time my longing for one thing plant-based and downright soul-soothing comes up. (It occurs extra typically than you’d suppose.)
Hero Ingredient: That basil tahini is one thing to have a good time.
Why we like it: It’s the easiest way to fulfill an Italian craving while you additionally need to get in on these cozy fall flavors. A vibrant, scrumptious dish that’s excellent for any evening of the week. It’s a fully mouthwatering recipe.
Hero ingredient: Crispy, spicy rosemary bacon is the right topper for this autumn meal.
Why We Love It: The fragrant Thai flavors packed into this curry will wow anybody fortunate sufficient to tuck into the dish at your desk. With chickpeas, carrots, lemongrass, spinach, and extra, it’s full of nutrient-dense goodness to maintain you happy and nourished. Truthfully, it’s my favourite factor to do with chickpeas proper now. (Sorry, hummus.)
Hero Ingredient: I really like the floral, barely candy, and tangy flavors lemongrass brings forth. It’s so distinctive and provides a particular je ne sais quoi to your dish.
Why we like it: All you want are 10 components and also you’re good to go. It’s savory-sweet, hearty, simple to make, customizable, and works superbly as both a predominant or facet dish. Even higher, it reheats gorgeously for leftovers.
Hero ingredient: Don’t skip the balsamic discount and delish crispy shallot so as to add a savory crunch to the highest.
Why we like it: Deplete your seasonal produce on this lovely and wholesome salad, as a result of it’s about to turn out to be your fall go-to meal. It’s a easy, simple, and nutritious dish that’s excellent for these crisp autumn days and evenings. You’ll hold coming again for extra.
Hero ingredient: Salty toasted pistachios.
This publish was initially printed on September 30, 2021, and has since been up to date.