Butternut Squash Recipes

Soups, casseroles, and stews--all made with sweet and golden butternut squash. You’ll love how it tastes in muffins, pies, risottos, and pasta dishes, too.

Staff Picks

Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 4.6 stars
Delicious and very easy to make. You can use 3 to 4 cups of chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon cubes. Also works well with half as much cream cheese if you don't want it too rich.

Butternut Mascarpone Gnocchi

Rating: 3.96 stars
When I tell people I don't like gnocchi, I always have to clarify that I'm talking about the traditional, potato-dough style dumplings, and not the much easier and lighter, cheese-based versions, like this one featuring butternut squash and mascarpone cheese. Prepare your palate for some incredibly light, tender, and delicious gnocchi.

Perfect Butternut Squash Muffins

Rating: 4.51 stars
Similar to pumpkin muffins, these are a great way to use up butternut squash and are not too high in sugar. Even my picky husband enjoys these! Feel free to play around with the spice amounts to your liking.

Roasted Squash and Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes for roasted vegetables - sweet potatoes and butternut squash taste great together. Use about the same amount for each. You will see, adding the goat cheese and the honey turns this simple dish into a gourmet experience.

Horseradish Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Zucchini Sheet Pan Dinner

Rating: 4 stars
This horseradish chicken with sage and Parmesan butternut squash, and garlic zucchini is on your table for dinner in less than 1 hour. 3 different flavors, 3 medium bowls, and all cooked on 1 sheet pan.

Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

Rating: 4.09 stars
This is a quick and delicious mild-to-medium spicy south Indian stew that is best served over hot white rice.

Baked Butternut Squash

Rating: 4.69 stars
This simple baked butternut squash is easy to make, delicious to eat, and looks beautiful on the plate.
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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 4.88 stars
This is a soup that will keep you warm during a long, cold winter!

Easy Butternut Squash Ravioli

Rating: 4.42 stars
These easy butternut squash ravioli are a terrific way to use up leftover roasted butternut squash. They can stand in equally well as either the ideal appetizer or as an elegant main dish for dinner. The secret? Wonton wrappers instead of pasta make these ravioli incredibly easy.

Butternut Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.68 stars
This recipe is in great demand from my friends and family. It tastes similar to sweet potato souffle, with a custard-like texture. Use with any meal that sweet potatoes seem to go with (for example, ham, pork, etc). Yum yum!

Inspiration and Ideas

Inventive Ways With Butternut Squash

In these 11 inventive recipes, butternut squash shows a versatile side we didn't know it had.

Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans

Rating: Unrated
"Wonderful recipe for squash! A huge hit." – Lynda

Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

Rating: 4.43 stars

Slightly sweet golden squash is topped with a savory herbed cheese-breadcrumb topping. It's been my signature dish every Thanksgiving for the last 12 years. It takes a bit of work, but it is so, so worth it. Your guests will ask you for the recipe, so be prepared.