25 Fresh Butternut Squash Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight!

Butternut is my favorite winter squash for a lot of reasons. For starters, they are easy to work with and each butternut produces a lot of useable squash. I’m also a big fan of the mild flavor, and firm, smooth flesh. Butternut squash is versatile and nutritious, and makes for a wonderful addition to all kinds of fall dinners.

For fall dinner inspiration, here are 25 simple, fresh butternut squash recipes.

  • 25 Butternut Squash Recipes — Perfect for Tonight’s Dinner! 1 of 26
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    Butternut squash is delicate, lightly sweet, and in season right now. Here are 25 incredible butternut squash recipes that are perfect for dinner tonight!

  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese 2 of 26
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    Aimee Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites shares her recipe for cozy mac and cheese with butternut squash! This comforting recipe is perfect for the first chilly days of fall.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aimee Wimbush-Bourque 

  • Butternut Squash Salad with Escarole 3 of 26
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    Turn a healthy salad recipe in to a satisfying meal by piling on delicious roasted squash! This recipe contrasts the sweetness of roasted squash with pleasantly bitter escarole beautifully.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Butternut Squash Bread 4 of 26
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    I know that pumpkin bread is all the rage, but all kinds of winter squash are great in baked goods! Even better, they're a lot easier to come by at the markets than pie pumpkins. Give homemade a try with this moist and delicious butternut squash bread; pair it with a hearty stew for a perfect fall supper. 
    The Corner Kitchen has the recipe
    Image: The Corner Kitchen 

  • Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Hash 5 of 26
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    This tasty hash recipe is equally at home on the breakfast or dinner table. Either way, you'll have a wonderful side dish that's cooked to buttery perfection!
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Flatbread 6 of 26
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    This recipe makes a wonderful case for roasting up a batch of butternut squash for use all week. Once you've prepped your squash, and some caramelized onions, this easy flatbread pizza comes together in minutes.
    Oh My Veggies has the recipe
    Image: Rikki Snyder 

  • Redbor Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Citrus 7 of 26
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    Go for unexpected flavor and color with this hearty purple kale salad featuring fresh orange segments and roasted butternut squash!
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Roasted Butternut Squash 8 of 26
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    Ricotta cheese and nutty Parmesan play off of each other in this classic roasted stuffed squash recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Paula Jones 

  • Pasta with Shiitake, Garlic, and Butternut Squash 9 of 26
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    This vegan pasta recipe with shiitake mushrooms, roasted garlic, and butternut squash, with fresh sage for big flavor, making for a satisfying cold weather dinner.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky 

  • Butternut Squash and Sage Rigatoni 10 of 26
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    Butternut squash and sage are always a winning combination, and they're especially delicious folded into this incredible rigatoni recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Butternut Squash and Pancetta Pasta 11 of 26
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    Rich, salty pancetta is the perfect compliment to wonderfully caramelized roasted butternut squash. This simple, yet incredibly flavorful, pasta dish is sure please everyone at the dinner table.
    The Tomato Tart has the recipe
    Image: Sabrina Modelle 

  • Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash and Bacon 12 of 26
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    This amazing pot pie recipe has it all —— flaky dough, seasonal vegetables, chicken, and bacon. I'm officially in love.
    Savory Simple has the recipe
    Image: Jennifer Farley 

  • Butternut Squash and Shrimp Pasta Bake 13 of 26
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    Layer on the deliciousness with this casserole featuring butternut squash and shrimp all rolled into a tasty, cheesy pasta bake.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman 

  • Butternut Squash Stuffed with Leeks, Sausage, and Cous Cous 14 of 26
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    Turn a simple stuffed squash into a hearty fall dinner with this easy recipe featuring rich sausage and leeks with toasted cous cous.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Butternut Squash and Beer Chili 15 of 26
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    This delicious recipe from Kitchen Treaty had me hooked at beer, but in case that's not enough for you, this satisfying chili recipe is loaded with herbs and spices, not to mention butternut squash, red pepper, carrots, and pinto beans.
    Kitchen Treaty has the recipe
    
Image: Kitchen Treaty 

  • Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut and Cilantro 16 of 26
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    This light and creamy soup recipe features butternut squash, coconut milk, fresh cilantro, and a hint of ginger!
    The Gracious Pantry has the recipe
    Image: The Gracious Pantry 

  • Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Lentils and Tahini 17 of 26
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    This bold salad makes for a fresh and healthy dinner that works well even in the coldest of months!
    Oh My Veggies has the recipe
    Image: Oh My Veggies

  • Butternut Squash Casserole 18 of 26
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    Try a new take on casserole, one brimming with onions, garlic, and butternut squash, and topped with an irresistible pistachio crumb topping. 
    Crumb Blog has the recipe 
    Image: Crumb Blog

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili 19 of 26
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    This fresh take on chili offers up a bold and healthy vegetarian chili. Loaded with good stuff like jalapeños, tomatoes, corn, red onions, and, of course, butternut squash, this chili is a great meatless recipe.
    Cooking on the Weekends has the recipe
    Image: Cooking on the Weekends 

  • Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Squash Stew 20 of 26
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    As this sausage and veggie-studded stew proves, a hearty stew can be a delicious meal all by itself. Added bonus: one bowl dinner (the BEST).
    The Lemon Bowl has the recipe
    Image: The Lemon Bowl 

  • Roasted Apple and Butternut Squash Puree 21 of 26
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    Purees get top billing for the toddler set, but a great sweet and savory puree can also be an excellent base for all kinds of grown-up fall dishes. The light, zesty flavors of this puree would be an excellent compliment to a rich meat entree.
    The Culinary Life has the recipe
    Image: The Culinary Life 

  • Butternut Squash Soup 22 of 26
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    This easy, flavorful butternut squash soup is a breeze to whip up! And with great ingredients like leeks and ginger in the mix, it's sure to make for a memorable dinner!
    This Week for Dinner has the recipe
    Image: Jane Maynard 

  • Winter Squash Gratin 23 of 26
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    Cook up a deliciously simple casserole with Stacie's scrumptious recipe. This easy recipe also makes a great addition to your Thanksgiving table!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Stacie Billis 

  • Butternut Squash and Sage Brown Butter Tortellini 24 of 26
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    Get your kids in on the dinner fun with this simple butternut squash pasta recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

  • Honey Chipotle Squash and Sweet Potatoes 25 of 26
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    This sweet and savory vegetarian dinner idea incorporates fresh vegetables, and smoky, spicy flavors beautifully.

    Sarah's Cucina Bella has the recipe

    Image: Sarah's Cucina Bella 

  • Apple Cider Roast Chicken with Butternut Squash 26 of 26
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    This recipe for apple cider roast chicken captures all the best flavors of fall!
    The Lemon Bowl has the recipe
    Image: The Lemon Bowl 

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