Prepare to incorporate squash into a variety of inventive recipes. As the seasons transition and temperatures drop, squash takes center stage in many autumn-inspired dishes. From velvety soups to robust casseroles, these recipes will warm your soul and encourage you to explore fresh uses for squash.
Easy Hamburger Soup
Easy Hamburger Soup is loaded with sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celery, and fire-roasted tomatoes. It can be ready in under 30 minutes and lasts well in the fridge for lunches during the week.
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Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric
This delicious acorn squash soup is a heartwarming treat that will surely become a staple on your menu during winter months. Brimming with the goodness of acorn squash and a medley of other nutritious ingredients, it’s a bowlful of comfort that’s not just delicious but also gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free!
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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Easy and healthy Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is like fall in a bowl. Acorn squash stuffed to the brim with savory sausage, black beans and onions then topped with cheese is over the top delicious.
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Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash
This simple Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash makes the perfect side dish for any fall or winter dinner. It’s salty and sweet and pairs well with any protein.
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Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta with Zucchini and Squash
Are you looking for a quick dinner idea? This pasta with colourful zucchini and yellow squash is made in minutes with an Instant Pot. Pasta with chicken and veggies never tasted so good!
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Savoury Steak and Squash Salad
A healthy option for fall or Thanksgiving this year, this dinner salad is colourful, appetizing and simple to prepare. Steak and squash salad is also bursting with not only flavour but nutrients too, making it a win-win for dinner. It’s the perfect salad when you have leftover steak!
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Gluten Free Vegan Broccoli Pasta Salad with Roasted Squash & Walnuts
This is my favourite gluten free vegan pasta salad recipe. The crunchy, healthy, colourful veggies are so good, and I love the dressing on this vegetable pasta salad. I wanted to make a roasted squash salad, because I am a squash lover. The other ingredients are tasty too.
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Roasted Butternut or Pumpkin Feta Arugula Rocket Salad
Roasted butternut or pumpkin feta arugula salad is so tasty. Plus, it’s a breeze to put together this pumpkin and feta salad! You can use either butternut squash or pumpkin, since the flavours of each are so similar.
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Air Fryer Vegetable Skewers
Vegetable skewers in the air fryer are one of my favorite ways to get that “grilled” crisp veggie without the grill. If you love quick and easy, you’ll love these air fryer vegetable skewers.
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Stuffed Buttercup Squash- Whole Grain Rice & Chicken
It is fall and nothing says fall like winter squash! This whole grain rice & chicken stuffed buttercup squash is a great way to step into fall. Clean, hearty and full of nutrition!
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Spaghetti Squash & Tomato Basil Meat Sauce
This paleo and gluten free low carb dinner is such a favorite at out house, we have it several times a month. If you love a good spaghetti squash dish, you are in for a treat with this spaghetti squash & tomato basil meat sauce. It’s full of flavor and will have you asking for more.
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Baked Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
These baked spaghetti squash alfredo boats are a warm and comforting vegetarian dish. A rich and creamy alfredo is mixed with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes and baked with roasted spaghetti squash and mozzarella cheese.
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Butternut Squash Crostini
These Butternut Squash Crostini are the perfect mix of sweet and savory in a cozy appetizer. With roasted butternut squash, shallots, and fresh ricotta or goat cheese, you’ll love this vegetarian recipe.
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Butternut Squash Curry
This Butternut Squash Curry recipe highlights one of your favorite fall produce in a flavorful and healthy curry dish. It is the ultimate comfort food loaded with vibrant and nutritious ingredients that will warm your bellies without making you feel stifled and heavy.
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Butternut Squash, Bacon, Kale, + Goat Cheese Frittata
This simple recipe for Butternut Squash, Bacon, Kale, + Goat Cheese Frittata is an easy and flavorful egg dish using seasonal fall vegetables.
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts, and Lime
Sweet roasted butternut squash is set off by tangy lime juice, caramelized onions, creamy goat cheese, crunchy hazelnuts and a slew of fresh herbs. So good!
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Baked Spaghetti Squash Caprese
Baked Spaghetti Squash Caprese is an easy, flavor-packed meatless main dish you’ll love! Delicious oven baked Squash boats are loaded with marinated mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and basil. An easy meatless main dish recipe.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Pesto
This roasted butternut squash sandwich with caramelized onion and pesto is a super easy recipe to make when winter squash is abundant. It is excellent for a meatless lunch or dinner.
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Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Unlike other recipes, the pumpkin for this soup is not baked or fried, but steamed. This makes the soup perfectly balanced, moderately sweet, bright, and with spicy curry notes.
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Butternut Squash and White Bean Dip
Savoury, creamy and addictive, this Butternut Squash and White Bean Dip is the perfect healthy appetizer to add to your Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving menus.
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Butternut Squash Pie
This Butternut Squash Pie recipe beats pumpkin pie or apple pie, any day! Smooth and custard-like, made with oven roasted butternut squash. It will become a family favorite!
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Butternut Squash Risotto
Risotto is a fantastic comfort food, but has a fussy reputation. This Butternut Squash Risotto is straightforward and so so delicious!
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Butternut Squash Chili
This Butternut Squash Chili is made for all those chilly evenings. Gather the family around the table and warm up with a delicious bowl of this hearty and healthy dinner.
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Cheesy Butternut Squash Spinach Lasagna
Ready to elevate your fall comfort food game? Our super Creamy and Cheesy Butternut Squash Spinach Lasagna is the cozy, plant-based dish you’ve been searching for. With seasonal butternut squash and nutrient-packed spinach, this vegan twist on an Italian classic is perfect for those crisp autumn nights.
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Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup
This is the best roasted butternut squash and red pepper soup recipe. It’s so rich and creamy and perfect for those cold fall and winter days.
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.