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My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes

I love Butternut Squash in the fall even if it’s a splurge on carbs, and here are My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes! And this post also features ten more amazing ideas for butternut squash from other blogs.

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My name is Kalyn and I’m a butternut squash lover! I know it’s not a super-low-carb vegetable but for me it’s a treat I look forward to every fall. And I’ve got some tried-and-true recipes for cooking butternut squash, so today I’m sharing My Top Ten Butternut 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 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. 

And 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. But if Butternut Squash is too much of a carb splurge for you to want even a small serving, check out some of the low-carb side dishes on the blog!

Is Butternut Squash hard to cut up?

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 if you prefer though, and they’re great for soup!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

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

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

This Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce has those middle eastern flavors that I always enjoy!

This 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.

Butternut Squash and Kale Soup finished soup in serving bowls

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, and I love the flavor combination here!

Foil-Wrapped Grilled (or Baked) Butternut Squash with Sage 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 Butternut Squash Soup with Black Beans and Red Bell Peppers has some of my favorite soup ingredients! (I love cilantro in this soup, but just use thinly sliced green onion if you’re a cilantro-avoider.)

Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices on serving plate

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

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola cooked dish on serving plate

This is an old photo for Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola, 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!

Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup

Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup  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!

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    30 Comments on “My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes”

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

  2. Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices

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


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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

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

    thank you!

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.)

  15. 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!


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

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

  18. '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.

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