9 Scrumptious Squash Recipes

One of my favorite things about fall and winter cooking is squash. This fruit (yep, it’s technically a fruit) in all its forms is so incredibly versatile. Check out these scrumptious recipes I found and get ready to find your new cold-weather comfort food!

smoked gruyere butternut soup with spicy chickpeas

Smoked Gruyère Butternut Soup with Spicy Chickpeas: This recipe is amazing. It’s one I make for guests (including my mother-in-law) when I want something that tastes fancy but isn’t actually hard to make. Time-consuming, but not difficult. I double the recipe because 4 cups of squash are only about half a butternut, and this soup reheats really well. (Oh, and I make a batch of not-spicy chickpeas, too.)

spaghetti squash and meatballs

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs: Zucchini noodles may be summer’s way of making spaghetti a healthy choice, but noodles made from spaghetti squash is fall’s. Check out this link to a recipe that even includes homemade meatballs—yum!

maple-roasted chicken and acorn squash

Maple-Roasted Chicken and Acorn Squash: Here’s a fabulous one pan meal for you! If you want to add something extra, you can make up wild rice as a side dish to round out the meal.

yam, butternut squash, and pomegranates

Yam, Butternut Squash, and Pomegranates: I love that sweet potatoes (or yams) make an appearance in this fun side dish. Grab a rotisserie chicken at the store and you’ve got dinner done! You can also serve the fruits and veggies at room temperature over mixed greens and have a main dish salad instead.

butternut squash enchilada casserole

Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole: Have you ever subbed out the meat in your Mexican dishes for butternut squash? It’s an amazing combination with black beans, as this casserole will prove. We put the peppers on the side for the picky eater in my house (not gonna lie: it’s me), but it’s still a delicious dish without them.

quinoa-stuffed squash boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats: Ever wondered what to do with a delicata squash? Question answered: bake it, then stuff it with quinoa, chickpeas, goat cheese, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. It doesn’t get more fall than that!

raosted seasoned winter squash medley

Roasted Seasoned Winter Squash Medley: This is such a fun side dish, combining two pounds of whatever kinds of squash you’d like to use with a mix of savory spices and brown sugar. One of those spices is smoked paprika, which is one of the best spices ever, so you know this is an awesome recipe.

spaghetti squash chow mein

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein: Think you can only use spaghetti squash in “pasta” dishes? Nope. Try it in this Chinese favorite, too! Add some meat or tofu to make the chow mein even more filling.

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash: I have to admit, my favorite apple-stuffed squash is the sweet dumpling variety, but I have lost my recipe!While on the hunt for a new one, I found this amazing version to try. Serve it for dessert or treat the family to a decadent side (loaded baked sweet potatoes, anyone?).

What’s your favorite way to use squash in recipes? Share it in the comments. (And if you liked this post, you should check out our post about pumpkin recipes while you’re here!)

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Christina lives in Northwest Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina's plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at her local library, and does both volunteer and paid work as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about--and share--new products and resources.


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