Butternut Squash Patties


In this butternut squash patties recipe, I was looking for a way to use leftover cooked butternut squash and looked at several recipes for ideas. I put these ingredients together not knowing how it would turn out. It's a keeper!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 small butternut squash, halved and seeded

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • ½ cup bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place butternut squash, cut-side up, in a 9x13-inch baking dish; cover with aluminum foil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly. Scoop flesh from butternut squash and transfer to a bowl; mash.

  4. Cook and stir pine nuts in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat until toasted and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Stir pine nuts, rice, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, egg, ginger root, garlic, salt, and black pepper into mashed butternut squash until evenly combined; shape into patties.

  6. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat; cook patties, working in batches, until crispy and browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side.


Great way to use up leftover cooked squash and rice. Can be put together in a few minutes if squash and rice are pre-cooked. I melted fresh mozzarella cheese on top. Can coat patties with bread crumbs before frying for a crispier texture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
10g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 673mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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