19 Savory Butternut Squash Dishes for Fall
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19 Savory Butternut Squash Dishes for Fall

Did you hear the news? Butternut squash is totally the new pumpkin, and this fall we’re obsessing over the orange stuff. Its sweet, natural flavor and versatile consistency provide endless ways to incorporate it into your seasonal cooking. Butternut squash is good and good for you, so there’s no reason not to hightail it to the grocery store — or farm, if you’re into that — to get your hands on the wonderful ingredient featured in these 19 cozy dishes.

1. Butternut Squash With Pine Nuts + Parmesan: Here’s a yummy way to bring out butternut squash’s natural flavor. This is the perfect fall side. Try it on top of greens, too! (via The Pioneer Woman)

2. Gorgonzola Rigatoni Pasta Pie: It’s so adaptable, you can even bake butternut squash into an amazing pasta pie! (via Half Baked Harvest)

3. Butternut Squash Risotto: Risotto is good enough plain. But with this sweet and creamy edition, you and your dinner guests will gobble it up in no time. (via The Pioneer Woman)

4. Butternut + Kale Salad With Chickpea Croutons: Superfood to the rescue! These maple-roasted chickpea croutons are the cherry on top of this salad’s unbelievably healthy ingredients. (via Dishing Up the Dirt)

5. Butternut Squash Gnocchi: You can even mix butternut squash into pasta dough. (via Simple Comfort Food)

6. Chorizo + Butternut Squash Soup: This hearty soup is packed with protein and will keep you warm all season long. (via Recipes from a Pantry)

7. Stuffed Butternut Squash: This dish provides you with roasted veggies and grains inside a fruit — that’s the squash — all topped with cheese. (via Scarborough Food Fair)

8. Sweet + Spicy Pizza: We love pizza that’s outside-the-box. This one, topped with roasted butternut squash and seeds, definitely makes the cut. (via Half Baked Harvest)

9. Quinoa With Caramelized Butternut Squash: Here’s how you caramelize butternut squash to make the perfect fall salad that’s healthy and hearty. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

10. Autumn Ratatouille: Go French for a change with this herb-tastic ratatouille dish. (via Dishing Up the Dirt)

11. Lasagna: Butternut squash and spinach appear to be made for each other. Well, we suppose anything can harmonize amidst cheese and pasta. (via Cheeky Kitchen)

12. Whipped Ricotta + Butternut Squash Crostini: Your future dinner party is calling you, and it wants you to serve these. (via Cooking for Keeps)

13. Squash Tacos: We’ll put just about anything inside a taco, butternut squash included! (via Supper at Six)

14. Baked Butternut Squash Chips: Here’s a different way to serve your squash. These baked chips are no less healthy than some of the other options you probably snack on regularly. (via A Couple Cooks)

15. Burritos: Your body will thank you for these black bean and kale burritos! (Oh My Veggies)

16. Rotini With Fried Sage: Butternut squash is the perfect complement to all sorts of yummy pastas. (via Port + Fin)

17. Butternut Squash + Caramelized Onion Galette: This savory tart will be a hit. We guarantee it! (via Hummingbird High)

18. Roasted Butternut Squash: The thing about butternut squash is you can never go too plain — its natural taste is wonderful all by itself. (via BBC)

19. Butternut Bowl: Doesn’t this squash puree topped with apples and almonds make you want to shout, “I’m so happy it’s fall!”? (via Little Bit)

Can you think of any other ways to cook up butternut squash this season? Scoop us out some info in the comments below!