Fall Cooking: Butternut Squash

With fall comes yummy things like warm soup, pumpkin spice lattes and…. SQUASH.  I admittedly eat like a toddler, nothing beats a good PB&J for me, but I do LOVE anything made with butternut squash.  Last weekend I spent some of Sunday making a yummy, meat free butternut squash lasagna and thought I’d share some recipes I LOVE along with some I’m dying to try using this delicious fall favorite.

Butternut Squash Lasagna: (made this and it’s SO good)

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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese: DYING to try this one!


Butternut Squash Soup: I need a Vitamix somethin’ fierce.


Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter: I order this any time I go to Todd English’s Olives, it’s my favorite thing evahhhhh. Like dessert for dinner.


And basically every single recipe on Martha: risotto, penne and potato squash mash in particular.


Link to your favorite fall recipes and give me some more ideas for using my new kitchen!


33 Responses to “Fall Cooking: Butternut Squash”

  1. Venoma says:

    Gotta try the first one, looks yummy!

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  2. Laura says:

    You read my mind! BH&G recipe on the menu this week: Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese.
    I’ll let you know how it comes out.


  3. Kathleen says:


    This is my family’s all-time favorite recipe for Butternut Squash casserole. My husband’s family would disown me if I fail to make this for Thanksgiving dinner: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/winter-squash-and-gruyere-gratin

  4. stacey says:

    i made several attempts at homemade butternut squash ravioli’s and mess up the dough part each time – if you want an easy way to still make from scratch try using dumpling wrappers – light and thin – i thought they wouldn’t taste right but they did!

    Because me and my hubby are always trying to stay slim my go-to recipe site is http://www.skinnytaste.com – i love the fact that they give you lighter takes on fattening foods and also provide WW points info. Bon Apetit is BY FAR the best print magazine – never made anything from there that wasn’t good and they have great articles and restaurant suggestions. Seriouseats.com and Smittenkitchen.com are also good for recipes. For really easy and impressive stuff I buy the William Sonoma Braising Bastes (Osso Buco or the Short Rib one!) and they are bangin. BANGIN – and everyone gushes over how good of a cook you are. Just make sure to hide the empty jar deep in the garbage!

  5. Karena says:

    Erin these recipes all look and I know must taste delish!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Heather says:

    I made this on Monday. It’s one of my favorite butternut squash recipes…

    Paleo Butternut Squash Chili:


  7. Allison says:

    I included some of my favorite fall recipes on my blog this week too! The rustic soup is a must – it makes plenty to warm up through out the week!


  8. Butternut squash ravioli sounds so delicious!

  9. Heather says:

    So funny–we had acorn squash last night and my 5 year old wasn’t interested. My husband said “this is what BABIES eat!”

  10. You could try this Melissa Clark recipe for chicken with delicata squash-it’s so good! Delicata squash is easy to work with and really yummy-this recipe smells so good while you’re cooking it.


  11. Andrea says:

    Oh my, you have to try Jaimie Oliver’s butternut squash soup:
    A bit herby and spicy and oh so delicious! I can’t wait to make my way thru your list. Hooray for fall cooking!

  12. Diana says:

    Nothing says comfort food like pasta, cheese, and bacon … And it’s Cooking Light? Bonus!

  13. Tara says:

    I think butternut squash is so delcious. I love to roast it as a side dish for dinner, however, my husband on the other hand is not the biggest fan. But just maybe if I make it in a lasagna he’ll come around to liking it! Thanks for sharing these recipes. I’m hungry now!

  14. Natalie says:

    My hands-down favorite butternut squash recipe is this risotto dish by Ina. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/butternut-squash-risotto-recipe/index.html
    I make this all the time for dinner parties and it’s always a hit. My tweak-I mash up the butternut squash with a bit of chicken stock and then i fold t into the risotto when done instead of heaving the big chunks of butternut squash.

    After weeks of working on homemade ravioli, I finally perfected my recipe and now I am obsessed with eating everything in ravioli form, sweet corn filling, lobster and mascarpone, butternut squash, pumpkin etc!

  15. Katie E. says:

    What a coincidence! I just made this lasagna recipe last night. However, it is not in my nature to leave well enough alone, so I tweaked it a little. I prefer anything squash or sweet potato to be savory as opposed to sweet, so i added garlic, onion, and cayenne to the squash puree, and used sage instead of basil. Decided to go all out and add a breadcrumb topping for the last 15 minutes of cooking (panko mixed with a little melted butter, garlic powder, s&p, more chopped sage). Delicious, if I do say so myself, though I think next time i’ll add some goat cheese to the bechamel sauce to give it a little tang. I love fall cooking!

  16. Betsey says:

    I eat this salad for dinner all the time. Sometimes I substitute feta for the parm and throw in some graps– and grilled chicken if i am really hungry.

  17. If you don’t have a Vitamix, get an immersion blender. You won’t regret it. I use it for everything.

  18. Beth says:

    I made some butternut squash soup last night and although I’d love a vitamix, I’d much rather spend $600 on shoes. Also, my cute blue cuisinart stick blender makes me love cooking soups! Saves so much effort transferring back and forth from a blender.

  19. Emily says:

    I love cooking with butternut squash too and especially like this easy Butternut-Kale Lasagna recipe from cooking light. Enjoy!


  20. Suzy Quinn says:

    Immersion blenders are the best for soup and smoothies, and cost about $30. Great tool!

  21. pve says:

    I made butternut squash with quinoa and it was delish.

  22. patricia says:

    I was thinking; “wait, you’re my go to fashion and style blog, recipes?” But I looked at the butternut squash lasagne recipe. I think I found the perfect solution for feeding the vegans at our Thanksgiving table … just sub almond milk and soy mozzarella, omit the parma (hate to, but no good vegan substitute) and add toasted pine nuts. Thanks!

  23. Bren says:

    Martha’s butternut squash lasagna is unbelievably amazing. Add in some hot italian turkey sausage and its unreal!

  24. Dan says:

    Go for the Blendtec (with a Wildside container) over the Vitamix. Better-looking and more colors, smaller base and overall height, no need for a tamper, no need to buy a second container for dry blending, easier to clean, and cheaper. Performance is the same – i.e. better than all other home blenders.

    Oddly, these hippies sold me on the blendtec.


  25. smash says:

    UMM DELISH. I am so glad you shared this recipe! Time to pin!!

  26. Emily says:

    Giada’s recipe for butternut squash tortellini is amazing! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/butternut-squash-tortellini-with-brown-butter-sauce-recipe/index.html
    Fall is MY FAVORITE…I think we’re spoiled in MA. =)

  27. Allison D says:

    The Curried Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup from Jump Up and Kiss Me: Spicy Vegetarian cookbook is a fall/winter favorite for me! So much depth of flavor, hearty, healthy, and yum!

  28. Jenny says:

    My absolute favorite butternut squash recipe:

    Individual Butternut Squash Lasagna with Infused Bechamel


    and one more – with spice:

    Butternut Squash Enchiladas


  29. Franki says:

    These recipes sound delish and I,too, “tweak” (aren’t you glad I didn’t say “twerk”) everything! franki

  30. Shivangi says:

    Wow.. Delicious !! I love to explore new recipes.
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  31. Joyce Duncan says:

    Martha Stewart’s Butternut Squash Rissotto is a staple in our house!

  32. Crystal Schwass says:

    Butternut squash embodies all things Fall & wonderful! From soups to raviloi’s to scented candles and even the pure simple color it has…now that’s instant gratification! Bon appetit!