47 Best Butternut Squash Recipes for Fall

There are few ingredients as versatile as the beloved butternut squash. Whether blended into soup, stuffed, or stewed in a chili; whether added to salads, put on pasta or made into a sweet pie for dessert, it's a vegetable that covers all the bases.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

“We really enjoyed this. It was a lot like sweet potatoes, but my daughters liked it better. I made it the night before I served it, and warmed it in the oven with some butter on top. So good!”


Quick Butternut Squash Soup

“Such a wonderful and easy recipe! I garnish mine with heavy cream, a little truffle oil, and dill. I'll definitely be making this again!”

-Probably This

Butternut Squash Pie

“Great recipe! If a person had never tried squash instead of pumpkin, you'd never really know how good it is. Being from New England, this is more of a tradition than pumpkin at our house.”


Sweet Butternut Squash

"This is a great recipe. It's been in our family for years. The only other thing we added was a slice of bacon across each one, and you can add nutmeg or cinnamon and sugar. Both are great on it. This is the only way my teenager will eat it."


Butternut Squash Latkes

"These were so wonderful! I had never tried latkes in the oven before and I really liked these."


Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Veggie Burger

“I love trying different kinds of veggie burgers, and this had an intriguing list of ingredients. I topped mine with cheddar and cranberry sauce, and topped my husbands with jalapeño-jack. We both enjoyed these!”

-Roxygirl in Colorado

Edesia's Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

“This is fantastic! Such great flavor from a few simple ingredients. I'll definitely be making this again as we all loved it!”


Baked Butternut Squash, Raisin & Pine Nut Lasagna

“This was one of my favorite Weight Watchers recipes, and a nice variation on the standard red sauce lasagna. It is creamy and a bit sweet from the squash and raisins, and oh so satisfying!”



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Black Bean & Butternut Squash Burritos

Spicy and sweet delicious burritos, for lunch or dinner.

Sweet Butternut Squash With Apples

“Excellent dish! This has to be one of the best butternut squash recipes I have sampled flavor wise. This recipe's flavor deserves a place on that table!”

-Susie D

Shrimp & Butternut Squash in Coconut Milk Broth

“I made this last night for my dinner, as I was looking to use up some leftover butternut squash. It was easy for me to make, and it was really flavorful. The leftovers also reheated well for my lunch this afternoon. The directions were spot on. I enjoyed this a lot!”

-Dr. Jenny

Butternut Squash Souffle

“This was unbelievably easy to make, and got so many oooohs and ahhhs from everyone who thought it must have taken a long time to prepare. It was really a wonderful recipe loved by adults and kids alike. Very creamy and rich tasting without all the fattening ingredients. Just perfect! We will be making again as a side dish this year for Thanksgiving!”


Caramelized Butternut Squash

“This is a truly amazing recipe. The squash was perfect, and not too sweet. I tossed it with some angel hair pasta, cotija cheese, and fresh parsley to make a quick lunch. It was so good!”

-Probably This

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Cheesecake Bars

Perfect for people with celiac, but also enjoyable for those that don't! Sweet, and a wonderful treat in the fall.

Quinoa With Roasted Butternut Squash

A healthy, nutrition-packed side dish for the fall! A punch of flavor, and a perfect addition to your thanksgiving table.

Butternut, Chard & White Bean Soup

“An excellent soup, and an excuse to pressure cook the beans to avoid the foam. It is so good, thick and like a stew. It’s good without sour cream or croutons, which means it could easily be a vegan meal!”

-Christine L.

D's Roasted Butternut Squash

”This is so easy and delicious! The garlic, brown sugar and honey flavors are terrific together! I roasted it for about 40 minutes, and the squash got all caramelized and yummy! I’ll be making this again often.”


Butternut Squash Cake Roll

“A true delight. I made this yesterday afternoon, and it was devoured by late this morning. I was lucky to even get a bite! This is the perfect alternative at Thanksgiving for those non-pumpkin pie lovers. Just make sure to double the recipe, because this cake vanishes in a flash!”


Roasted Butternut Squash With Pecan Ginger Glaze

"This is a great holiday side dish. A real crowd pleaser. It's a way of providing that little bit of rich nut and sweet squash flavor that goes so well with a turkey, ham or whole roasted fish. The ginger offers a little "zing" that your menu just might be looking for without straying too far from that classic squash side dish we love on the Thanksgiving table."


Butternut Squash Bisque

"This was an excellent bisque, and was very easy to put together. My only problem was that I didn't make enough for seconds. The hint of nutmeg made the difference, don't forget it!”

-Lee Calhoun

Yam & Butternut Squash Mash

“A nice and light way to serve squash and yams, and goes great with chicken!”


Coconut Curried Butternut Squash Soup

"My goodness, this was an absolutely amazing soup! I was a little skeptical about the butternut squash, but it turned out to be delicious. It had this Indian curry flavor. My kids suggested that we make some basmati rice and pour the soup over it next time!”

-Teresa S.

Butternut Squash Bake

"Very nice and straightforward. I separated the squash into two small casseroles, and froze one before baking it. I’m going to use it as a side-dish when I have people around next week!”

-Karen Elizabeth

Butternut Squash Pizza with Tomatoes & Kale

A sweet and savory take on a delicious italian classic. Not only is it nutritious, but it's filling and super satisfying.

Cinnamon Butternut Squash Muffins

“A light and perfect muffin, for snacking or breakfast! I try to keep the sugar low in muffin recipes, and I thought these had the perfect sweetness level. Judging by the "mmm" that came from all three of my kids after having a taste, I'd say they were a success!”


Butternut Squash Gnocchi With Whiskey Cream Sauce

"Very nice! I've been on a butternut squash kick lately, and this is a very fine use for them!”

-La Dilettante

Autumn Butternut Squash & Wheat Berry Salad

"The orange vinaigrette adds just the right pop to the glorious Fall flavors of squash, red wheat berries and cranberries."


Butternut Squash Orzo

“This is by far the best squash recipe I’ve ever made. I followed the instructions exactly and the onions, orzo and cheese made for a perfect side dish with our dinner. Even my husband, who’s not a fan of squash was on board. I enjoyed that it came together to quickly and easy.”

-Bonnie G 2

Butternut Squash Bread

"This bread is both delicious and beautiful. It reminds me of brioche, only easier to make. It was moist without being soggy or mushy in any way. It was a good, simple yeasty bread with only the slightest hint of sweetness.”


Butternut Squash Bake

"I made this the night before and cooked it the next day. The rice crispies and nuts really put this over the top. It was different, and delicious!”


Lamb Shanks With Butternut Squash

"A tasty lamb recipe. If you want, you can leave out the beans and serve over mashed potatoes."


Butternut Squash, Rice & Sausage Casserole

“This is too dang good. I used andouille sausage, which gave it a nice kick. My boyfriend, who hates all things squash, loved it! So delicious and savory.”


Aunt Baby's Iceberg Health Salad With Roasted Butternut

“This mound of goodness can be a healthy starter, a lunch, or a side salad. It's chocked full of nutrients!”


Butternut Shepherd's Pie

A twist on your traditional Shepherd's Pie, with low-carb butternut squash in place of potatoes, and cheesy topping for all your needs and wants.

Spicy Butternut Squash

“An awesome side! The chili powder makes a tasty coating that does a wonderful job of balancing out the natural sweetness of the squash. I wouldn’t change a thing, the squash was perfectly cooked and flavored!”


Roasted Butternut Squash & Feta Pie

“Sweet caramelized onions and roasted butternut squash, teamed with feta cheese partially encased in pastry. The roasting intensifies the sweet flavor of the squash, and gives it a creamy texture nicely balanced by the feta.”


Cinnamon-Vanilla Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

“When cooking butternut squash, don't throw out the seeds when you can roast them into these tasty treats. The warm aroma of cinnamon and vanilla fills our home while these roast. They are crispy, and have just the right balance of flavors. This recipe calls for butternut squash seeds, but the seeds of any other winter squash could be substituted such as pumpkin, acorn, or hubbard.”


Diabetic-Friendly Butternut Squash Muffins

"This comes from the Splenda site and makes a very tasty muffin that is lower in fat and sugar!"


Butternut Squash & Potato Au Gratin

“A wonderful, soothing, nourishing Thanksgiving side dish or weeknight main dish. If you have a mandolin or other type of slicer, this dish takes so very little time to prep.”

-Soma Sengupta

Ranch-Tastic Butternut Squash Fries With Bacon

“I originally made this without bacon, and it was lovely. Another thing you could do is finely chop the bacon, and sprinkle it onto the sour cream for dipping the fries in!”


Barefoot Contessa's Butternut Squash Risotto

"This turned out great for me. We served it alongside grilled salmon and asparagus for company last night, and everyone raved!”

-St. Louie Suzie

Chipotle Butternut Venison Chili

“I was looking for a recipe to use up a butternut squash that was given to me, and decided to go out on my own and make a chili. This has a nice amount of heat from the chipotle peppers. My kids gobbled it up with the addition of sour cream, shredded cheddar and a glass of milk.”


Vanilla Butternut Pound Cake

“My mom and aunts made this cake for years! It is my husbands absolute favorite. It’s wonderful, and the best pound cake I have ever tried. I sprinkle it with a dusting of confectioners sugar.”


Farro Risotto With Butternut Squash

“I really liked using faro for this risotto, and the classic combination of butternut squash and sage did not disappoint. Its unique, and we top it with freshly grated parmesan.”

-Dr. Jenny

Parmesan Mashed Butternut Squash

“This is a fabulous way to prepare squash! My husband normally doesn’t like squash, and enjoyed this! It’s also a great alternative to mashed potatoes.”


Scalloped Potatoes & Butternut Squash With Leeks

“Wow, this was amazingly yummy! We like all the ingredients, but I would’ve never thought to put them together! I’m sure glad I did. It was so rich and creamy.”

-Chef PotPie