November 2010 Flavor of the Month: Butternut Squash
Every season has a flavor all its own, and this month is all about butternut squash. Its bright orange flesh is as festive as can be, and when cooked, it turns delightfully creamy and slightly sweet--ideal for cozy soups or hearty pastas. Here are 20 of our all-time favorite butternut squash recipes for you to try!
Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme
Butternut Squash Ravioli Filling
A bit of butter and a dash of salt and fresh herbs are all you need to transform this fresh, colorful squash into a mouthwatering autumn side dish.
Butternut Squash Soup
Spoon this cozy filling into wonton wrappers and then top with browned butter for easy homemade ravioli.
Orzo Risotto with Roasted Vegetables
It doesn't take much to turn roasted butternut squash into creamy soup. Simply puree the squash with onions, butter, and vegetable broth.
Butternut Squash Bake
Walnuts, roasted butternut squash, mushrooms, and onions are stirred into creamy orzo, and then topped with feta cheese.
Beef Stew with Butternut Squash
Filled with butternut squash, noodles, shallots, and squash, this rich casserole makes a delicious side dish with beef.
Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is a natural in this flavorful Moroccan-inspired stew. Serve it with couscous to soak up the rich tomatoey sauce.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Butternut squash is the star in this hearty pasta dish featuring a combination of bacon, nuts, roasted garlic, and browned butter.
Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese
Looking for a meatless main dish everyone will love? Try this lasagna featuring butternut squash, fresh rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.
Curried Cider-Pork Stew
Ribbons of pasta are tossed with salty-sharp blue cheese and sweet butternut squash for a robust fall dinner idea.
Winter Squash and Brown Bread Stuffing
Curry gives this colorful stew a touch of spice, while butternut squash, fresh apples, and pork add fall flavor.
Two types of bread--honey wheat bread and brown bread with raisins--are tossed with butternut squash and traditional dressing ingredients to create a delicious, seasonal side dish.
Butternut Squash Gratin
Quinoa, a tiny beadlike grain, gives this chicken and butternut squash soup a slight crunch.
Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli
Filled with butternut squash, spinach, cheese, and rich crème fraiche, this tasty side dish is a surefire crowd-pleaser.
Chicken Butternut Squash Soup
A handful of scrumptious ingredients--vegetable broth, butternut squash, ravioli, and molasses-- give this soup so much flavor.
Golden butternut squash, roasted with onions and curry powder, transports your taste buds to the wild side of chili. Chickpeas, dried apricots, and nutmeg-spiced walnuts add crunch.