Butternut Squash Tacos


Butternut squash makes for a great taco filling, whether you're eating clean or meat-free. A little garlic and some red pepper flakes make the flavors pop.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 tacos


  • ½ butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 lime, sliced


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

  2. Combine cubed squash, 1 tablespoon oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a large bowl; mix to coat. Spread out on a baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until squash is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven.

  4. Combine black beans, cumin, chili powder, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

  5. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and red bell pepper; cook and stir until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place 2 tortillas in the skillet and cook until heated through, about 1 minute per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  7. Top tortillas with baked squash, black beans, and onion-red pepper mixture. Garnish with green onions, cilantro, and lime.

Cook's Note:

Prepare 1 box Mexican or Spanish rice according to directions on the box, and add to the onion and red bell pepper mixture in step 5 if desired. Alternatively, flavor fresh rice with lime and cilantro and use that to top tacos instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
7g Fat
40g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 42mg 210%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 629mg 13%

* 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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