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21 Delicious Squash Recipes That You Need To Try!

When cold weather gives us squash recipes, we stuff them with rice and mushrooms, we turn them into a cheesy casserole, and we make a big batch of pumpkin soup. Even if expectations are low for fresh produce in the dead of winter, there’s one saving grace: winter squash (as opposed to summer squash). There’s butternut, acorn, kabocha, delicata, spaghetti, sugar pumpkin, and the list goes on. They all have two things in common and can be used interchangeably (except for spaghetti squash). The skin is sturdy, making them great vessels for stuffing. Also, the flesh is creamy and sweet, ideal for warm spices like cinnamon and chilli peppers, and for bold sauces like tahini and yoghurt, and chimichurri. Here are 21 amazing squash recipes for you all to enjoy. 

21. Vegan Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls 

Vegan Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls 

Turn spaghetti squash recipes into a meatless meal with this recipe for stuffed spaghetti squash lasagna bowls. Made with vegan ricotta and hemp parmesan. Vegan + gluten-free. I adore bowl meals, especially when there’s an edible bowl involved. They’re just so fun — you can impress guests with the presentation and there’s less clean up. What’s not to love? Try these winter squash ideas at home and enjoy with your family and friends. 
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20. Roasted Zucchini and Squash

 Roasted Zucchini and Squash

Roasted Zucchini and Squash is a delicious and easy way to serve up some summer produce. Sprinkled with a touch of seasoning on a bit of parmesan cheese these make a great summer side dish. I love adding veggie dishes to complete a meal and roasting veggies is one of the easiest ways to make a side dish for your family that tastes great and is simple. Whether it’s roasted parmesan green beans, roasted parmesan asparagus or this zucchini and squash recipe. One of the best squash recipes to enjoy on holidays!
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19. Butternut Squash Bread

Butternut Squash Bread

Butternut Squash Bread is so very moist and delicious- I could not stop eating this bread! Butternut Squash Bread is a moist and delicious quick bread with just the right amount of sweetness. I love to make quick bread in the fall to enjoy as an afternoon pickup, or if I can manage to save some leftovers, then I can enjoy my morning coffee.
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18. Butternut Squash Kale Goats Cheese Quiche 

Butternut Squash Kale Goats Cheese Quiche 

Butternut squash with chopped up kale in a goats cheese quiche with a flaky gluten free crust! Is it just me, or does the week between Christmas and New Years make you feel as if you’re in a weird limbo? I’m stuck between wanting to laze around the house eating all my Christmas chocolate and watching films on tv and feeling inspired to eat healthy and start the New Year on a productive foot. I feel like quiche is the food equivalent for this time of year. Is it a breakfast food that passes for dinner, or is it a dinner that passes for breakfast? Either way it’s got a perfectly flaky gluten free crust that will win anyone over. 
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17. Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara 

Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara 

If you love carbonara, you will love this! It is amazingly creamy and loaded with crispy pancetta and fried sage leaves! It has all the crispy pancetta one can need with the best part ever: Fried freaking sage leaves. Yes, yes, yes. And the sauce is so incredibly rich and creamy with the help of the butternut squash puree. Helpful tip: you can actually use canned butternut squash puree, which cuts the prep time down by an hour at least! It’s one of my best squash recipes ever. 
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16. Healthy Zucchini and Squash Casserole Recipe

Healthy Zucchini and Squash Casserole Recipe

Healthy, simple, and fabulous, this Zucchini and Squash Casserole is the best low-carb squash recipes for Summer squash! Yellow squash and zucchini are baked in the oven to perfection with a crispy crust made from Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. This easy casserole is amazing for Summer picnics and potlucks, and makes the perfect side dish for any holiday dinner! Squash casserole has always been one of my favourite winter recipes. But this time it would be a healthier version that was still simple to make and baked in the oven.
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15. Squash Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Brown Butter

Squash Gnocchi with Garlic Sage Brown Butter

Deliciously rich and covered in garlic sage brown butter, these all squash gnocchi are the perfect squash recipes. For those who are not aware, a couple weeks ago I asked my Instagram and Facebook followers what recipe I should make with my remaining butternut squash. I had bought two at Costco, one became a butternut squash soup, and with the other I had no clue what to do. So between the choices of winter squash pie and squash gnocchi, squash gnocchi won. Interestingly, that extra butternut squash I had did not become squash gnocchi, but rather a winter squash pie. 
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14. Creamy One Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy One Pot Butternut Squash Soup

This Creamy One Pot Butternut Squash Soup is so easy to make and it’s the perfect squash recipe for fall! And it’s healthy, dairy-free, and vegan too! One of our favourite things about this recipe is that it’s vegan, which means it’s also dairy-free. My mother follows a dairy-free diet and so this Creamy One Pot Butternut Squash Soup is on regular rotation in our kitchen. It makes a great lunch or dinner, and it freezes very well, making it a great meal prep recipe! Just make a big pot on the weekend and portion it into containers for weekday lunches!
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13. Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach is a perfect Autumn comfort food. These easy and flavorful squash recipes are packed with veggies and will become your favourite Fall and Winter family weeknight dinner! Butternut squash pasta is one of those squash recipes you would probably make only in the Fall and Winter when the butternut squash is in season.  Which makes this pasta so much more special!  It’s so good I hope you will be looking forward to making it every year!  
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12. Roasted Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

Roasted Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

Roasted Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry- roasted butternut squash gives this hearty lentil curry delicious depth and texture. Easy to make and super satisfying, it’s the perfect fall meal to cosy up with! To keep things simple we’re just slicing it in half, scooping out the seeds and roasting it, similar to how you bake a sweet potato. This way the squash is almost like the puree you can buy canned. It gets stirred into the curry giving it a creamy consistency that’s packed full of flavour. Paired with hearty lentils and roasted cauliflower, it comes together to make a satisfying plant-based meal that’s absolutely perfect for fall.
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11. Butternut Squash Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Butternut Squash Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Butternut squash cranberry salad is the BEST fall salad! Made with butternut squash, cranberries, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and Balsamic Vinaigrette. It’s an incredibly versatile salad that pairs amazingly with Easy Roasted Herb Chicken or Oven Roasted Salmon with Red Pepper Sauce for a cosy fall meal! The best fall quinoa salad just might be this right here. Can I just tell you that this salad never disappoints and is always a crowd pleaser. The combination of flavours and texture just does not get any better. It’s one of my best squash recipes and trust me it’s the best. 
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10. Apple Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

Apple Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

Apple sausage stuffed butternut squash has all sorts of deliciousness in one easy recipe. These squash recipes are so creamy and soft, while the filling is hearty, flavorful, and naturally gluten-free. You’re gonna love this healthy seasonal recipe. Say hello to my stuffed butternut squash recipe! Roasted butternut squash halves are filled with Italian sausage, apple, spinach, cranberries, herbs, and baked to perfection. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds and might just be one of my new favourite winter squash recipes to date.
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9. Cheesy Yellow Squash Bake

Cheesy Yellow Squash Bake

This summer I had a lot of yellow squash in my garden and I was trying to find some new and tasty winter squash ideas for yellow squash in addition to my favourite Squash Caviar. Combination of plain squashes, basil and cheese – and the result was super delicious! I think from now on it will be our family’s favourite way to cook squash. It’s one of the best squash recipes I have ever eaten. 
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8. Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Side dishes are on my list of “things I regularly forget about”. I’m not the only one that can plan main dishes for every night and conveniently forget that I should serve something along with it, right? Simple ingredients and quick prep make this a winner any night, but it’d be especially great for your holiday table, given how great butternut squash are this time of year.
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7. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Sweet, buttery, and bursting with fall flavor, this vitamin- and mineral-rich honey roasted butternut squash is a kid friendly side dish you’ll come back to all season. Orange veggies are full of goodness for kids. And during the fall months, orange veggies are in the peak of their season! Here’s a simple recipe for honey roasted butternut squash highlights the natural flavor of this healthy fall veggie, and features a caramelized edge on every roasted cube.
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6. Moroccan Butternut Squash Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Butternut Squash Chickpea Stew

This is a delicious vegetarian/vegan recipe for a beautiful Moroccan Chickpea & Butternut Squash Stew. The chickpeas and lentils help to boost the protein content of this dish and the squash adds a delicious sweetness to the meal. If you don’t have any butternut squash you can easily use pumpkin or sweet potato instead. Before you even start, the simple fact that it has harissa paste means that it’s going to be good. Harissa is a delicious spice mix, it comes in a jar and you’ll find it in all of the supermarkets. It’s a blend of olive oil, garlic and fragrant spices like coriander, paprika, caraway and cumin. It adds a fantastic flavour any time you use it and it’s a key part of this stew but it’s also great when used as a marinade too.
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5. Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter and Pecans

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter and Pecans

Ever wondered how to make Butternut Squash Ravioli from scratch? This recipe delineates every single detail of the ravioli-making process. The homemade Butternut Squash ravioli is served with the Brown Butter Sauce and Pecans. Butternut squash ravioli is a must-have dish in your Fall repertoire. What can be better than enjoying squash recipes packed with Autumn flavors, such as butternut squash, brown sugar, and pecans!  Pasta and butternut squash always make a lovely pair, such as in this butternut squash and spinach tortellini. If you haven’t tried this combination yet, it is time now!
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4. Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Casserole 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Casserole 

This combo feels like comfort food to me because all through college it was the sandwich Matt would get from Subway.  It was such a good one and those flavors just remind me of a warm comforting hug!  So I wanted to put it in a casserole and knew that spaghetti squash recipes  would be the perfect thing to add some veggie but not overpower that ranch flavor.  You can use any ranch you like but if you want to keep it Whole30 compliant then Primal Kitchen is my fave. 
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3. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Casserole

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Casserole

If you love Mexican food or Southwestern recipes, you’ll love this Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole! It makes a perfect weeknight dinner. The casserole is made with gluten-free corn tortillas and lots of veggies. It’s one of the best squash recipes you can ever get. I love to make it often and I am sure you are gonna love it too. Try it at home and enjoy it with your family and friends. 
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2. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

 Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

You need just 10 ingredients to make this delicious Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash! Perfectly roasted squash is filled with Italian sausage, colourful vegetables and topped with parmesan. It’s a nourishing meal that’s quick enough for weeknights! Acorn squash is perfect to use for stuffed squash because of its size and beautiful shape. It makes an impressive main course with the pretty scalloped edges and the filling piled high. You could even make this for a low-key, non-traditional holiday dinner. Your guests will be impressed! It’s one of my best squash recipes ever. 
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1. Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash Recipe

 Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash Recipe

Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash Rounds…an easy and delicious squash recipe requiring just two ingredients: yellow squash and grated Parmesan! I completely understand how the recipe goes crazy every summer, because not only is it super simple to make, but it’s also completely addictive. It’s seriously my favorite way to eat zucchini. In fact, I can polish off a whole pan of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds in no time flat! But unfortunately, my family loves ’em, too, so I’m typically forced to share. So try these amazing squash recipes and make these holidays more fun and enjoy with your family and friends. 
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