My Favorite Winter Squash Recipes
I love Winter Squash in the fall even if it’s a splurge on carbs, and here are My Favorite Winter Squash Recipes! See my notes about serving size if you love Butternut Squash or other winter squash like I do but don’t want too many carbs!
My name is Kalyn and I’m a winter squash lover! I know it’s not super-low in carbs, but it is high in fiber and for me it’s a treat I look forward to every fall. And I’ve got some tried-and-true recipes for cooking different types of winter squash, so today I’m sharing My Favorite Winter Squash Recipes.
I inherited the butternut squash appreciation gene from my Grandma Denny; Grandma would hack apart giant butternut squash from her garden, scrape out the seeds, and wrap pieces in foil and bake them in the oven. We’d eat the squash mashed up with lots of butter, salt, and pepper. Now I’m a fan of various types of winter squash pretty much any way you cook it!
What is Winter Squash?
Winter squash includes all the squash varieties that have a hard skin which allows them to be stored through the winter. There are so many types of winter squash (see a list of 16 varieties here), but the ones I’ve used on my blog are Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Delicata Squash, and of course Pumpkin.
How much Winter Squash is a serving?
One thing I discovered when I was checking nutritional information for these recipes is that serving size makes a big difference for higher-carb veggies like this. For my recipes for Roasted Butternut Squash I try to keep the serving size to about one cup. Check the nutritional info and see what you think!
Is Winter Squash hard to cut up?
If you’re not that experienced at cooking winter squash like Butternut Squash, you might want to ready my post about How to Peel and Cut Up a Butternut Squash before you tackle one for the first time. Some stores sell squash cubes already prepped, but I think freshly cut squash has more flavor. You can definitely use the pre-cut ones if you prefer though, and they’re great for soup!
How do you get the complete recipe?
Just click the recipe title under any photo to see the complete recipe on this blog!
Roasted Winter Squash Recipes
This Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan is definitely a wow for me! Use even more cheese if you’d like!
Butternut Squash goes so well with rosemary, but this Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary adds an unexpected (and completely delicious) touch with the fresh lime juice!
Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices is loaded with flavor, and this post also has 10 More Ideas for Roasted Vegetables.
More Roasted Winter Squash:
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola
Main Dishes with Winter Squash:
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash combines Italian Sausage with onions, peppers, and cheese, and then stuffs the mixture inside a partly pre-baked acorn squash.
If your family likes sausage and butternut squash I bet they’ll love this Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal.
Mock Lasagna Spaghetti Squash Casserole uses spaghetti squash to replace the pasta, and this is so, so delicious!
More Winter Squash Main Dishes:
Winter Squash Soup or Chili:
Butternut Squash and Kale Soup is a meatless soup recipe that even carnivores will love!
Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup was a wow when we tested the recipe! And the soup has a generous amount of sausage, green bell pepper, cauliflower rice, chicken broth, and cream, so it’s quite low in carbs for a soup with pumpkin.
Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup is an amazing soup I’ve made many, many times.
More Soup or Chili with Winter Squash:
- Butternut Squash Black Bean Soup
- Pumpkin Chili with Ground Beef (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
- Turkey Soup with Kale, Mushrooms, and Butternut Squash
- Pumpkin Chili with Beef, Peppers, and Olives
Side Dish Ideas with Winter Squash:
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash is great to make for a crowd, and I love how it also keeps it warm during the meal. Use the Casserole Crock Slow Cooker (affiliate link) if you have one, but this can also be made in any large oval slow cooker.
Pesto Spaghetti Squash is one of the oldest and most popular spaghetti squash recipes on my blog, and this is always a winner!
This Foil-Wrapped and Grilled (or Baked) Butternut Squash with Sage was something we couldn’t stop eating when we made the recipe again to take new photos!
More Winter Squash Side Dishes:
- Spaghetti Squash with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter
- Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale
- Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin
- Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash
Desserts with Winter Squash:
Low-Sugar Pumpkin Apple Crumble can be made with fresh pumpkin or butternut squash (which is called pumpkin or butternut pumpkin in many parts of the world.) We loved this when we tested the recipe!
Sugar-Free Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is one of the first pumpkin recipes I ever made, and now I make this every year for Thanksgiving.
Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins are a moist muffin with lots of pumpkin flavor, and it’s sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and Keto.
More Winter Squash Desserts:
- Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pudding
- Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
- Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread
- Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
- Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars
- Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Are you a winter squash fan like I am? Let us know in the comments about how you like to cook it!