Butternut squash is the perfect fall and winter vegetable: it’s hearty, yet light at the same time, and so versatile! Find some great new recipes that will get your kids to love butternut squash below!
Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. Its orange-yellow flesh has a sweet, nutty flavor similar to that of a pumpkin.
Butternut squash is an excellent source of potassium with 493 mg per cup. It is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and magnesium.
Store butternut squash in a cool, dry place. You can keep it there for several weeks before using it.
Check out the collection of amazing butternut squash recipes below and try some out this holiday season!
Twice-Baked Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Pecans and Parmesan
This vegetarian butternut squash recipe can serve as a side dish or as an entree. These squash look impressive but are incredibly easy to make and are sure to turn your kid into a veggie lover! You can even prep them in advance and bake them when you need them.
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Get the recipe here for Twice-Baked Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Pecans, and Parmesan
Roasted Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika and Turmeric
This simple yet scrumptious butternut squash takes only ten minutes to make before it goes in the oven. The butternut squash takes on a smoky, savory flavor that your family is sure to love!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika and Turmeric
Butternut Squash Chips
Instead of packing your kids a bag of chips, let them take these butternut squash chips along. They’re crunchy, seasoned beautifully, and just plain delicious!
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Get the recipe here for Butternut Squash Chips
Quiche with Butternut Squash and Kale
This quiche is filled with vegetables that are in season, including butternut squash. Try out this inexpensive and easy recipe for any meal of the day: breakfast, brunch, even dinner!
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Get the recipe here for Quiche Recipe with Butternut Squash and Kale
Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup
The secret to this soup is that the butternut squash and bacon are roasted and then blended together, giving this butternut squash soup a smoky, meaty flavor. Your family will love this soup on a brisk fall or winter day!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup
Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Ricotta and Kale
Make this quick and healthy butternut squash dish during the week for a nutritious and filling meal. You can even use fresh pasta sheets from your local grocery store to save you more time!
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Get the recipe here for Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Ricotta and Kale and a Lemony Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
Try this take on the classic combination of butternut squash and Brussels sprouts! The butternut squash is delicious with pecans, dried cranberries, and a hint of orange zest.
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Get the recipe here for Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin
Instead of a traditional gratin made with potatoes, try out this version that features butternut squash! The breadcrumbs on top give a crispy texture that combines perfectly with seasoned slices of butternut squash.
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Get the recipe here for Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin
Best Butternut Squash Soup
Even your picky eaters will love this butternut soup! It’s creamy and slightly sweet thanks to brown sugar and half and half.
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Get the recipe here for Best Butternut Squash Recipe
Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Blue Cheese
Roasted butternut squash stars in this recipe that features the flavors of fall. Blue cheese creates a lovely creaminess in this butternut squash dish without needing a heavy sauce, so it’s healthy and delicious!
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Get the recipe here for Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Blue Cheese
Roasted Butternut Squash Galette
Galette, in this case, is the French term for a free form tart made with flaky pastry crust that becomes crisp during baking. This galette is filled with butternut squash, spinach, onion, and feta cheese. To save time in the kitchen, make the dough and roast the squash the night before for a quick weeknight dinner sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Butternut Squash Galette
Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Ravioli
This beautiful ravioli is surprisingly easy to make! Roasted butternut squash is the star of the filling. Make these delicious ravioli with fresh pasta sheets from your local grocery store to get dinner on the table faster! You can also make these ahead of time and freeze them then cook them.
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Get the recipe here for Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Oven Roasted Butternut Squash
Here, butternut squash is baked until it caramelizes, which gives it amazing flavor. Your family is sure to love this butternut squash as a side dish!
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Get the recipe here for Oven Roasted Butternut Squash
Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage
This butternut squash pasta dish is perfect for a weeknight family meal because it can be made in 30 minutes! Try using pre-cut butternut squash from your local grocery store so making the butternut squash puree that becomes the pasta sauce is even faster.
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Get the recipe here for Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
Roasted butternut squash makes this hummus really creamy and slightly sweet, which nicely balances out the savory elements. This hummus makes the perfect afternoon snack paired with pita chips and cut up veggies for dipping!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
Butternut and Sausage Hash Lasagna Rolls
Your kids will love these butternut squash lasagna rolls. They’re ooey, gooey, and fun to eat! Make the filling a day ahead so you have to spend less time in the kitchen for a balanced weeknight meal.
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Get the recipe here for Butternut and Sausage Hash Lasagna Rolls with Creamy Sage Sauce
Butternut Squash, Apple and Pear Crisp
Butternut squash provides a nice bite to this crisp that also features apple and pear. Use your spiralizer to make the butternut squash, apples, and pears into cool shapes: this makes cooking more interactive and eating new foods fun! Don’t know how to use a spiralizer? Check out this video where Renee shows you how, and check out this article for more spiralizer recipes!
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Get the recipe here for Butternut Squash, Apple and Pear Crisp
Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes
These cupcakes are a great way to use leftover butternut squash! The butternut squash puree used in these cupcakes makes the cupcakes sweet, which cuts back on sugar, and really moist and fluffy. Your kids won’t be able to resist this butternut squash recipe!
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Get the recipe here for Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Butternut Squash Cake Roll
This butternut squash dessert tastes like fall. Yum! Your kids are sure to love this easy-to-make cake roll that secretly has a good serving of veggies in it.
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Get the recipe here for Butternut Squash Cake Roll
Cinnamon Swirl Butternut Squash Mini Loaves
This butternut squash bread is not only delicious but also gluten free, nutritious, and slightly spiced. Plus, you can use leftover butternut squash to make this bread that will leave your family begging for more!
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Get the recipe here for Cinnamon Swirl Butternut Squash Mini Loaves
Butternut Squash Blondies
Make these fall-flavored blondies as an alternative to pre-packaged brownies for your child’s lunch! Butternut squash is roasted then pureed and added to the batter, which gives these treats great taste and natural sweetness without added sugar.
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Get the recipe here for Butternut Squash Blondies
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