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My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes, plus More from Other Blogs

I think Butternut Squash is always a treat, and here are My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes, plus ten more amazing ideas for butternut squash from other blogs. These recipes are vegetarian, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet Phase Two. Use Butternut Squash Recipes to find more recipes like these.

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My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

My name is Kalyn and I’m a butternut squash addict!  I inherited the butternut squash appreciation gene from my Grandma Denny; every fall Grandma would hack apart giant butternut squashes from her garden, scrape out the seeds, and wrap pieces in foil and bake them in the oven.  When it was done we’d eat the squash mashed up with lots of butter, salt, and pepper. Now I’m more likely to cut the squash in cubes and roast it with olive oil, but pretty much any way you cook it, I love the savory flavor of butternut squash.

I’m constantly coming up with new ideas for cooking butternut squash, so I’m updating this collection of My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes; maybe if you’re at the Farmers Market  or grocery store this weekend it will inspire you to pick up some butternut squash. After my picks there are also 10 more drool-inducing butternut squash recipes from other bloggers, so be sure to check those out too. (And if you have more good recipe ideas for butternut, let us know about them in the comments.)

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you’re not that experienced at cooking 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 for soup though!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan is definitely a wow! Use even more cheese if you’d like!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love middle eastern flavors, and this Roasted Butternut Squash Wedges with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce, Sumac, and Aleppo Pepper is something I’d always enjoy!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Slow Cooker Buttery Butternut Squash is great to make for a crowd, use the Casserole Crock Slow Cooker if you have one but this can also be made in a large oval slow cooker.

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Autumn Harvest Soup with Butternut Squash and Kale is a meatless soup recipe that even carnivores will love!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar has been one of the most popular butternut squash recipes ever posted on this blog!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

Lots of butternut squash soups have Southwestern flavors, and this Spicy Vegetarian Butternut Squash Soup with Black Beans, Red Peppers, and Cilantro has some of my favorite soup ingredients! (Use thinly sliced green onion if you’re a cilantro-avoider.)

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices is loaded with flavor, and this post also has 10 More Ideas for Roasted Vegetables.

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

Oh my, this is a VERY old photo for Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola Cheese, but this recipe is so amazing I had to include it. Don’t let the photo stop you from try it if you like those ingredients!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

And this is another old photo for Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup with Red Bell Pepper, Lime, and Cilantro, but this is an amazing soup I’ve made many, many times.

Butternut Squash from Other Blogs:

Cheesy Baked Butternut Squash ~ Diethood
Roasted Fennel and Butternut Squash Soup ~ Cafe Johnsonia
Quiche with Butternut Squash and Kale ~ Taste and Tell
Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup ~ The Perfect Pantry
Low-Carb Roasted Butternut Squash “Risotto” ~ Food Renegade
Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Beans Kale Salad ~ Eats Well with Others
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup ~ Gimme Some Oven
Butternut Squash Casserole ~ Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing ~ Cookin’ Canuck

Are you a butternut squash fan like I am? If you’re a fan, let us know in the comments about how you like to cook it!

My Top Ten Recipes for Butternut Squash found on KalynsKitchen.com

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30 comments on “My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes, plus More from Other Blogs”

  1. Kalyn, Congratulation for your website, I am huge fan of your recipes. I read a lot about the south beach diet, and I want to know how many carbs do you eat per day. I read that you do kind of Phase 1.5, and I liked that. Thanks!

  2. Elizabeth Anne, I love hearing that! So glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Kalyn, your blog has inspired me to start cooking. I love your recipes and the enthusiasm that you display in your posts. We made the butternut with rosemary, pecans, and Gorgonzola for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a hit! Thank you for sharing your recipes. Elizabeth

  4. Hi Pat, great to hear from you after all these years. Glad you like the post. I just can't get enough butternut squash this time of year.

  5. Kalyn, dropping by for a visit after long ages away from blogging … love this post! We grow our own butternuts and last night enjoyed them pureed in the food processor with butter and a touch of honey. Smooth, silky, sweet, yum! It was the favorite dish of many at our
    table that night! And yes, I roast them whole, it's so much easier to remove the seeds when it's soft and (shh) sometimes I just cut the seed end off & dump it if the rest of the squash gives me enough meat.

  6. Ouiser, so glad to hear everyone enjoyed it!

  7. Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices

    Absolutely Delicious!!!! Thank you so much!!! Even Amy and Rivka, two of our cat ladies loved it…:)


  8. So glad people are enjoying this post! Fun hearing from more butternut squash lovers like myself.

  9. Great squash round up! I'm eating lots of squash these days!!

  10. I love, love, love butternut squash. I was in the hospital for a few days recently and when I got home, all I wanted was butternut squash which ny husband picked up at Whole Foods…all cubed and seasoned…just popped it in the oven…I ate it for 3 days straight. Comfort food.
    Thanks for all these declicious recipes, Kalyn.

  11. I love butternut squash only if it's savory such as curries 🙂 Miam miam!

  12. This is my current favorite way to use butternut squash (the recipe calls for acorn, but I sub butternut)
    Can't wait to try a few of your recipes this fall!
    Teresa in Texas

  13. Terrah, would you believe I've never once cooked acorn squash? But I believe that any recipe that uses butternut could be made with acorn squash instead. Will check into doing a round-up for spaghetti squash, great idea!

  14. Thank you for this round up. I was thinking of ways to substitute butternut squash for the ubiquitous pumpkin. Walmart sells bags of cut up squash for a reasonable price. Now, would you mind doing a round up/tutorial on spaghetti squash and possibly acorn squash? Thanks!

  15. Oh good, so glad. And sounds like you're a fellow addict!

  16. Love, love, love butternut squash! I am feeling inspired now…

    thank you!

  17. Katie, interesting idea. I never thought of roasting the seeds with the squash!

  18. I have been cutting squash into wedges, skin and seeds intact, and roasting them with olive oil, salt, pepper and various spices. So much easier than skinning and cubing the squash and the seeds get crunchy and delicious! Full credit for that idea goes to Jules at her Stone Soup food blog – Google "stone soup miss en place" for the recipe. I'll be trying some of the flavor combinations you posted as soon as I get another squash on my hands – rosemary & balsamic sounds amazing.

  19. Alissa, great ideas, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the recipes. (Haven't seen that at Whole Foods, but I will look for it.)

  20. Butternut squash is great in chili, too! I usually make a pretty standard turkey-based one, but I had leftover butternut squash cubes in the fridge, and thought, why not add these? Yum 🙂

    I've also made a copycat of the dish Whole Foods occasionally has out on their hot bar, with the roasted squash, dried cranberries, red onion and rosemary.

    I love love love your recipes, by the way, thank you so much for all the hard work you put in to share them with us!


  21. A great roundup Kalyn, I think I may be roasting some quite soon!

  22. Thanks Joanne and Lydia; butternut squash lovers, unite!

  23. 'Tis the season, and I'm making something with butternut squash every few days. I confess I sometimes take a bit of help from the market when I know their pre-cut squash is freshly made, but once you get the hang of cutting the squash, the cooking is easy! Great collection of recipes, and I love the variety of spices.

  24. I'm pretty glad you're a butternut squash addict because it means we get to reap the benefits! Love these!

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