It鈥檚 time to start thinking about putting your beloved summer zucchini to the side and embracing its winter cousin, butternut squash. Whether you聽like it stuffed or layered in lasagna, the recipe options are pretty limitless, especially when you鈥檙e in the mood for a perfect cozy dinner. Keep reading for 14 drool-worthy butternut squash recipes that you can easily prepare.

1. Five-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters: These fritters have the feel of hash browns but with a sweeter flavor. Top them with sour cream and plenty of scallions. (via Skinny Ms.)

2.聽Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole:聽This fusion of lasagna and enchiladas into a classic casserole is all you need for a comforting night in. If the layers of butternut squash, beans, and tortillas don鈥檛 do you in, the thick topping of cheese will. (via Julia鈥檚 Album)

3.聽Roasted Butternut Squash Soup:聽Simply roast everything in the oven, then blitz in the blender! For an added crunch, toast the butternut squash seeds with a few spices to聽top your bowl off. (via Stupid Easy Paleo)

4.聽Butternut Squash Chili:聽Combine cubed butternut squash, ground turkey, and black beans with a ton of tomatoes and spices to聽create a healthy one-pot-wonder for the whole family. (via Chew Out Loud)

5. Butternut Squash聽Pasta:聽It鈥檚 time to dust off that spiralizer you swore you鈥檇 use every day. Butternut squash stands up really well to聽the technique, and it creates a beautiful pasta-like shape that goes perfectly with any sauce. (via B.Britnell)

6.聽Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole:聽This casserole is so hearty and full of flavor, you would never know that it鈥檚 totally vegetarian. Say hello to your new Southwestern meatless Monday聽favorite. (via Trial and Eater)

7.聽Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto:聽The next time you decide to stay in for date night, creamy risotto has got to be on the menu. Serve it alongside a seared filet and roasted asparagus. (via Life As a Strawberry)

8.聽Butternut Squash Roasted Broccoli Alfredo Penne Skillet:聽Hiding veggies聽in your kids鈥 meals is one of the great joys of parenting. This penne may look like their favorite mac and cheese, but it鈥檚 actually a creamy Alfredo sauce made of butternut squash puree. (via Whole and Heavenly Oven)

9. Creamy Four Cheese Spinach Butternut Squash:聽It doesn鈥檛 get richer and more indulgent than butternut squash stuffed with a four cheese cream sauce. (via Eatwell 101)

10.聽Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash:聽Now that you can buy pre-cubed butternut squash right in the produce section, it鈥檚 even easier to incorporate it into your weeknight meals. Try tossing it in garlic and Parmesan before roasting for a simple side dish. (via Rasa Malaysia)

11.聽Garlic Butter Roasted Butternut Squash:聽This Hasselback-style butternut squash recipe ensures that every bite has a buttery garlic flavor. The presentation isn鈥檛 too shabby either. (via Eatwell 101)

12. Stuffed Butternut Squash:聽Why have your burrito in a bowl when you could have it spooned inside a squash? Fill it with rice, black beans, corn, and tomatoes, with a generous sprinkle of cheese and cilantro on top. (via Life Tastes Good)

13. Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry:聽Butternut squash adds just the right amount of sweetness to this otherwise spicy curry. Pair it with a spoonful of basmati rice and a garnish of peanuts, lime, and cilantro. (via Little Spice Jar)

14.聽Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quesadillas:聽Everyone loves a good quesadilla, especially when you can call it healthy. Throw in a ton of black beans, mashed butternut squash, and salsa. (via The Live-in Kitchen)

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