12 Easy Squash Recipes to Put on Repeat for Fall Dinners
Vinegar-Glazed Butternut Squash Pasta
combines some of fall’s best flavors in this rustic, satisfying dish. For the best results, seek out a great-quality unrefined hazelnut oil, which imbues the whole dish with a lovely nuttiness.
Roasted Acorn Squash with Garlic Butter and Burrata
Chef Dave Beran created this wonderfully indulgent vegetarian dish of roasted sweet squash topped with just-melted burrata. It's fantastic with a lush Chardonnay.
Butternut Squash Risotto with Shrimp
Roasted butternut squash gets incorporated into decadent risotto, then topped with juicy shrimp in this fantastic dish.
Spice Roasted Butternut Squash
Cumin, coriander and cayenne bring warmth and spice to this tender roasted squash.
Roast Chicken with Butternut Squash
Chicken quarters roasted with golden squash and sage are nice for a chilly autumn evening. To help the squash to brown evenly, be sure to spoon off the fat from the roasting pan after removing the breasts.
Kabocha Squash Salad
Bitter greens are the perfect foil for the sweet, caramelized kabocha squash in this hearty, festive salad from Jessica Koslow of Sqirl in Los Angeles. It's an interesting, tasty alternative to your normal salad that brings all the fall flavors you're craving. Make it on a weeknight and then pack your leftovers for lunch.
Wheat Berry and Squash Salad
Apron guru Ellen Bennett’sflavorful grain salad is a meal unto itself, combining winter squash, parsnips and wheat berries with kale, pomegranate seeds and feta cheese. It’s a light, festive crowd-pleaser that you can certainly serve as a vegetarian main dish or on the side of a delicious fall roast.
Roasted Squash and Mixed Sprouts Bowl
This outstanding, good-for-you vegetarian salad from chef Jessica Koslow features an array of textures and flavors, from tender roasted Delicata squash to crunchy sprouts and creamy lebneh, a delicious Lebanese strained yogurt. This seasonal dish is the definition of lunch goals that you can actually achieve.
Orecchiette with Butternut Squash, Cinnamon and Mint
Roasted Kabocha with Maple Syrup and Ginger
Cookbook author Melissa Clark likes sweetening up slices of roasted winter squash, so she roasts them with maple syrup, olive oil, fresh ginger and thyme. It’s a simple idea, but the combination of flavors highlights the squash in a delicious way. Another bonus: The recipe can easily be made ahead and served at room temperature.
Butternut Squash with Fennel and Apple
Fennel and apple round out this easy oven-roasted butternut squash dish. Gala apples are suggested, but any mild, sweet variety will do.
Butternut Squash Soup
Adding collard greens, bell pepper, corn and carrot to a rustic butternut squash soup is Mary Ellen Diaz's clever way of making it even more healthy. Together these vegetables deliver vitamins A and C as well as fiber and powerful antioxidants.