35 Butternut Squash Recipes You'll Love

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Here you'll find all the butternut squash recipes you're looking for, including 15 butternut squash soup recipes, plus recipes for roasted butternut squash, butternut squash risotto, butternut squash pasta, butternut squash casserole, and more!

Butternut Squash Casserole with Maple Bacon

Mashed butternut squash never tasted so good! In this version, eggs add richness, maple syrup adds sweetness, and bacon does what only bacon can do: It adds those sweet-salty-smoky flavors that makes this butternut squash recipe especially irresistible.

Roasted Butternut Squash Filled with Port-Soaked Fruit

The richness of our port wine sauce brings out the juicy sweet flavors of dried cherries and apricots in our simple, elegant stuffed butternut squash.

Butternut Squash Soup

It doesn't take much to turn roasted butternut squash into creamy soup. Simply puree the squash with onions, butter, and vegetable broth.

Knowing how to cook squash is essential to enjoying one of fall'€™s most beautiful vegetables. Watch as we demonstrate the tastiest way to cook butternut squash.

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

This is it! The classic recipe for butternut squash lasagna that you've been dreaming of. Baked butternut squash is combined with a creamy white sauce then layered with lasagna noodles and cheese for an out-of-this-world casserole.

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

Carrots add a little extra sweetness and color to this butternut squash soup, while leeks bring an added depth of flavor.  

Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted garlic, bacon, walnuts, and pecorino cheese flavor-pack this butternut squash pasta recipe. For an extra hit of fiber, choose the multigrain pasta option.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Ever notice how the best butternut squash soup recipes often come with a little curry powder in the mix? That's because the spice blend plays nice with the natural sweetness of the squash. Enjoy the classic combo in this creamy and flavorful butternut squash soup.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This totally tasty butternut squash pasta recipe is decked out with crispy bacon, smoky cheese, and caramelized onions.

Enjoy a fall comfort food favorite, macaroni and cheese, with the addition of fresh butternut squash. Watch as our Better Homes and Gardens food editor guides you through this rich and delicious fall recipe.

How to Cook Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Ancho-Cocoa Mashed Butternut Squash

Cocoa powder and ground ancho chile powder bring bold flavors to this mashed butternut squash recipe. Serve it in place of mashed potatoes to transform a simple meal of roast chicken or pork into a standout dinner.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

In recent years, roasted butternut squash soup has become a favorite menu item in seasonally focused restaurants. This easy recipe lets you bring the beloved dish home.

Citrusy Mashed Butternut Squash with Toasted Pecans

There are lots of good recipes for mashed butternut squash out there, but maple syrup, sour cream, orange peel, and fresh lemon zest give this sweet and tangy combo the edge!

Squash and Sausage Shepherd's Pie

Mashed butternut squash with Parmesan tops off our delicious spin on classic shepherd's pie, which gets its hint of sweet flavor from Italian sausage.

Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme

Salt, butter, thyme, and squash are all it takes to make this baked butternut squash recipe! PS: If you're looking for a roasted butternut squash recipe, you've found it! Roasted butternut squash is the same as baked butternut squash—both involve cooking butternut squash, uncovered, in the oven.

Knowing how to cook squash is essential to enjoying one of fall'€™s most beautiful vegetables. Watch as we demonstrate the tastiest way to cook butternut squash.

How to Make Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme

Watch how easy it is to make hearty baked butternut squash.

Butternut Squash Casserole

This recipe for butternut squash will really dress up a simple dinner of meat loaf or roast beef. It combines noodles, shallots, fresh parsley, and two kinds of cheese for irresistibly rich results.

Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata

With coconut milk, Sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a basil-peanut topper, this amazing soup is one of our most exotic recipes for butternut squash!

Curried Cider-Pork Stew

Here's a curried butternut squash soup that stars pork, making it a hearty and flavorful one-bowl dinner. The fresh apples add extra autumn appeal.  

Butternut Squash Pasta with Blue Cheese

Butternut squash recipes that feature pasta are great options for meatless Mondays! This luscious recipe features the squash with blue cheese, sage, and pine nuts. 

New World Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili

Not your ordinary butternut squash chili recipe, this slow cooker version combines the squash with turkey, corn, cranberries, and jalapeno pepper for a unique taste sensation.

Butternut Squash Ravioli Filling

For a quick take on butternut squash ravioli, spoon the filling into wonton wrappers instead of making the homemade ravioli. This recipe by Rachel Ray shows you how to do it.  

Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe for butternut squash soup is fabulously filling! The roasted butternut squash is combined with chickpeas, dried apricots, rotisserie chicken, and nutmeg-spiced walnuts for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal.  

Butternut Squash Gratin

If you're looking for roasted butternut squash recipes that will be the hit of a potluck table, check this one out! Here, the roasted butternut squash is combined with spinach, cheese, and rich creme fraîche for a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Quinoa

Quinoa, a tiny beadlike grain, teams up with chicken to transform this butternut squash soup recipe into a healthful meal in a bowl.

Winter Squash and Brown Bread Stuffing

In this butternut squash recipe, two types of bread—honey wheat bread and brown bread with raisins—are tossed with traditional dressing ingredients to create a delicious, seasonal side dish.

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Here's a recipe for butternut squash that also stars beef and potatoes for a hearty one-dish meal. Serve it with couscous to soak up the rich tomatoey sauce.


Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli

It's the extra touches—including cayenne pepper and a drizzle of molasses—that give this vegetarian butternut squash soup so much flavor.

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Although most butternut squash recipes call for serving the squash as a vegetable, it's technically considered a fruit! That's why it tastes great in dessert recipes, too. Here, it pairs with pears and cranberries for an enticing finish to a winter meal.

Creamy Butternut Squash Curry Soup

Evaporated milk makes this version of curried butternut squash soup extra luscious--without the added fat or cream. Better yet, thanks to your slow cooker, it's a fix-and-forget recipe!

Butternut Squash Corn Chowder

Here, roasted butternut squash is combined with fresh corn, leeks, onions, and seasonings for a fasciating, off-the-beaten-path version of butternut squash soup.

Brown Sugar-Butternut Squash Tart

You don't often expect baked butternut squash recipes to fall into the dessert category, but here's an exception! With brown sugar-sprinkled squash on a flaky golden pastry, this treat definitely showcases the sweet side of winter squash—especially when you finish it off with a dollop of nutmeg whipped cream.

Creamy Butternut Squash Shrimp Curry Soup

If you're looking for butternut squash soup recipes that can be made in your slow cooker, here's one to consider. It's smooth and silky, with a little kick to it, thanks to Thai curry paste.

Savory Butternut Squash Dressing

This butternut squash casserole is perfect for the Thanksgiving  table—or any festive occasion where turkey and the trimmings are on the menu. It showcases the squash with wild rice, fresh cranberries, sourdough bread cubes, and just the right seasonings.

Butternut Squash Casserole with Wild Rice

Serve this creamy butternut squash casserole as a meatless main dish or as a hefty side on a holiday buffet. It combines lightly roasted butternut squash with wild rice, veggies, cheese, and a little white wine to intensify the flavors.

Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese

Introducing your new favorite fall salad: mixed greens tossed with crumbly feta cheese, roasted butternut squash, and crunchy pistachios. Citrus, maple, and ginger flavor-charge the tangy-sweet dressing.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Designed by a nutritionist, this healthful version of butternut squash risotto gets its velvety texture from the squash and short-grain rice, not butter.

Butternut Squash Posole

Next time you make butternut squash soup, why not go global? This recipes takes its lead from posole, a traditional Mexican stew made with hominy and chili powder. Our fall version features chicken, kale, savory seasonings, and the star of the soup: butternut squash.

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