22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes (2024)

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Did you know that it’s easy to find a wide variety of ways to use butternut squash? Yes, sir! Check out these 22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes!

Butternut Squash, where have you been all of my life?

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Butternut Squash

First, butternut squash is a type of winter squash that grows on long trailing vines. Because it has a sweet, nutty taste with yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp (similar to that of a pumpkin) it is commonly known in other parts of the world asbutternut pumpkin.

When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange and becomes sweeter and richer. Although a fruit, butternut squash is used as a vegetable and can be roasted, toasted, pureed for soups, or mashed and used in casseroles, bread, soup, and more.

Itsseeds are edible, either raw or roasted and the skin is also edible and softens when roasted – fromWikipedia.

Health benefits:

Antioxidants

Butternut squash is composed of many vital poly-phenolic antioxidants and vitamins. As in other Cucurbitaceae members, butternut also has very low calories; 100 g provides just 45 calories.

It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is a rich source of dietary fiber and phytonutrients. Squash is one of the common vegetables that is often recommended by dieticians in cholesterol-controlling and weight-reduction programs.

Vitamin A

It has more vitamin A than pumpkin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is perhaps the single vegetable source in the Cucurbitaceae family with the highest levels of vitamin A, constituting about 354% of RDA.

Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus. It is also an essential vitamin for optimum eyesight. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A, help the body protect against lung and oral cavity cancers.

Furthermore, butternut squash has plenty of natural polyphenolic flavonoid compounds like a and ß-carotenes, cryptoxanthin-ß, and lutein. These compounds convert into vitamin A inside the body and deliver the same protective functions of vitamin A in the body.

It is rich in the B-complex group of vitamins like folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid.It has a similar mineral profile as that in pumpkin, containing adequate levels of minerals like iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Butternut Squash Seeds

Butternut squash seeds are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids that benefit heart health. In addition, they are rich in protein, minerals, and numerous health-benefiting vitamins.

The seeds are an excellent source of health-promoting amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan converts to health-benefiting GABA neurochemicals in the human brain. Source: Nutrition and You.

In today’s post, we are highlighting 22 amazingly delicious butternut squash recipes.

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A Simple and Good Butternut Squash Soup Recipe by Blessedbeyondcrazy

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Butternut Squash Pancakes by Jan’s Sushi Bar

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Crockpot Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup by Whole and Heavenly Oven

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Quiche Recipe with Butternut Squash and Kale by Taste and Tell

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Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squashby My Food Happiness

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Butternut Squash, Spinach Goat’s Cheese Pie with Cheesy Pastry by Delicious.Magazine

Skillet Butternut Squash, Sausage and Penne Pasta by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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Mac-n-Cheese with Butternut Squash and Broccoli Florets by A Cup of Mascarpone

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Slow Cooker Winter Squash Beef Stew by Will Cook For Smiles

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Brown Sugar Butternut Squash Bread {Vegan} by The Veg Life

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Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls by BeanTown Baker

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Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus by The Healthy Maven

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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash by Chew Out Loud

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Butternut Squash and Black Been Enchiladas by Skinny Taste

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Summer Squash Puffs by KITCHME

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Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza w/Cider Caramelized Onions + Bacon by Half Baked Harvest

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Orzo with Butternut Squash and Spinach by Diet Taste

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Butternut Squash Fries by Cutefetti

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Roasted Butternut Squash Saladby An Edible Mosaic

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Roasted Butternut Squash w/Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, Apples & Onions by The Comfort Kitchen

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Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin by Matt Bites

Butternut Squash Pie by Blessed Beyond Crazy

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Finally, did you know that you can also grill butternut squash? Yep! It’s true 🙂

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Have fun trying all 22 of these fabulous butternut squash recipes!

Enjoy!

Linda

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