Butternut Squash Recipes

Try these 11 takes on the sweet, seasonal squash to brighten your Thanksgiving meal.

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Herb-Roasted Squash

Laura Calder roasts butternut squash simply, giving it earthy flavor with fresh thyme and bay leaves. Large kosher salt crystals add extra texture and a satisfying bite.

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Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Sweet and tangy, this squash recipe holds up to mains as a vegetarian alternative or complements your holiday bird with its bright colors and flavors.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Coat butternut squash in a spice rub (fennel, coriander, peppercorns and cinnamon) and then roast it with molasses and sage for this sumptuous soup.

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Asian-Spiced Butternut Squash

Butternut squash gets an exotic Asian spin with Chinese five spice, a mixture of fennel seeds, Szechuan pepper, star anise, cloves and cassia, which is the Chinese equivalent to cinnamon.

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Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Spinach and Walnuts

This healthy dish provides a satisfying balance of texture: crunchy walnuts and pearly quinoa offset by soft chunks of butternut squash.

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Winter Greens and Butternut Squash Gratin

Allspice and nutmeg flavor a cream sauce that makes this veggie-filled side rich and decadent. This isn't your grandma's casserole.

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Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

For a side dish bursting with varied flavors, mix nutty quinoa with roasted squash, peppery arugula and toasted pecans. Cinnamon, paprika and cayenne balance out the dish with their sweet and spicy notes.

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Butternut Orzotto

Kelsey's recipe tastes like a creamy risotto, but by substituting orzo pasta for the traditional Arborio rice, she cooks it in half the time.

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Roasted Squash Chili Mac

Rachael adds squash to her mac and cheese to brighten the dish's color and flavors, giving the sauce more substance than a straight-up cheese-and-cream sauce.

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Butternut Squash Cornbread Stuffing

Butternut squash makes this Thanksgiving staple extra moist, plus the cornbread base accommodates those with a gluten-free diet.

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Pumpkin Lovers Lasagna

Pumpkin and butternut squash are tucked into this recipe's cheesy pasta folds along with freshly grated nutmeg. (Ground, packaged nutmeg is far less potent than when it's freshly grated, so if you must use the packaged form, make sure you add some extra.)

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