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20 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 20 simple, fresh butternut squash recipes.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC AND CHEESE

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Image Source: Aimee Wimbush-Bourque

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.
Simple Bites has the recipe

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD WITH ESCAROLE

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Image Source: Angie McGowan

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.
Eclectic Everyday has the recipe

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWEET POTATO HASH

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Image SOurce: Elizabeth Stark

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

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CARAMELIZED ONION FLATBREAD

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Image Source: Rikki Snyder

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

REDBOR KALE SALAD WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CITRUS

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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

 

PASTA WITH SHIITAKE, GARLIC, AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH

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Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

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.
Happy Healthy Life has the recipe

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SAGE RIGATONI

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Image Source: Angie McGowan

Butternut squash and sage are always a winning combination, and they’re especially delicious folded into this incredible rigatoni recipe!
Everyday Eclectic has the recipe

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND PANCETTA PASTA

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Image Source: Sabrina Modelle

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

CHICKEN POT PIE WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND BACON

 

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
 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SHRIMP PASTA BAKE

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Image Source: Aggie Goodman

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

BUTTERNUT SQUASH STUFFED WITH LEEKS, SAUSAGE, AND COUS COUS

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND BEER CHILI

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Image Source: Karen Raye

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

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH COCONUT AND CILANTRO

 

This light and creamy soup recipe features butternut squash, coconut milk, fresh cilantro, and a hint of ginger!
The Gracious Pantry has the recipe

BUTTERNUT SQUASH KALE SALAD WITH LENTILS AND TAHINI

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Image Source: Oh my Veggies

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

BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE

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Image Source: Crumb blog

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 

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH VEGETARIAN CHILI

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Image Source: Cooking on the weekends

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  

SAUSAGE, KALE, AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH STEW

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Image Source: The lemon bowl

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  

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

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Image Source: This Week for dinner

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

WINTER SQUASH GRATIN

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Image Source: Stacie Billis | One Hungry Mama

Cook up a deliciously simple casserole with Stacie’s scrumptious recipe. This easy recipe also makes a great addition to your Thanksgiving table!
One Hungry Mama has the recipe

HONEY CHIPOTLE SQUASH AND SWEET POTATOES

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Image Source: Sarah Walker Caron

This sweet and savory vegetarian dinner idea incorporates fresh vegetables, and smoky, spicy flavors beautifully.

Sarah’s Cucina Bella has the recipe 

APPLE CIDER ROAST CHICKEN WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH

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Image Source: The lemon bowl

This recipe for apple cider roast chicken captures all the best flavors of fall!
The Lemon Bowl has the recipe

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