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22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes

22 Delicious Butternut Squash recipes that will have you asking the question, “Butternut Squash, where have you been all of my life?”

22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes

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 as butternut pumpkin. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange and becomes sweeter and richer. Although a fruit, butternut squash is used as a vegetable that can be roasted, toasted, pureed for soups, or mashed and used in casseroles, bread, and muffins. Its seeds are edible, either raw or roasted and the skin is also edible and softens when roasted – from Wikipedia

22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes

Before we dive into these amazing butternut squash recipes, let’s look at a few health benefits of Butternut squash:

Antioxidants

Butternut squash composes of many vital poly-phenolic antioxidants and vitamins. As in other Cucurbitaceae members, butternut too has very low calories; 100 g provides just 45 calories. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, is a rich source of dietary fiber and phytonutrients. Squash is one of the common vegetables that often recommended by dieticians in the cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

Vitamin A

It has more vitamin A than that of in 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 eye-sight. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A, help the body protected against lung and oral cavity cancers.

22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes

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 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 recipes

Butternut squash seeds are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids that benefit for 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 neurochemical 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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Butternut Squash, Arugula, and Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Tartine by              A Beautiful Plate

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Butternut Squash Pancakes by Jan’s Sushi Bar 

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 Squash by My Food Happiness

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

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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 

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 

Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries by Cutefetti

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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad by 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

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 Butternut Squash Pie by Blessed Beyond Crazy 

22 Delicious Butternut Squash Recipes

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

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Have fun trying all of these fabulous butternut squash recipes – at your fingertips!

Enjoy!

Linda 

 

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Monika @ MY FOOD & HAPPINESS November 1, 2016, 1:32 pm
    Hi there, just wanted to say thank you for sharing my recipe on your post. You have done a great job at putting this collection together, some really great seasonal recipes! :) Monika @ MY FOOD & HAPPINESS recently posted...10 Healthy Veggie Mains bursting with Fall flavours!My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 1, 2016, 2:37 pm
      Hi Monika, Hey, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words regarding this post. Your recipe is phenomenal and it was a great addition to this collection of tasty butternut squash recipes. Have a great day!!! Linda
  • Joy January 27, 2016, 12:40 pm
    Came over from a Pinterest pin....And I'm so glad to have found you! This collection of butternut recipes is perfection, to a T ! Every single recipe adding another surprise taste combination and I appreciate the time it takes to curate such an outstanding group of recipes! Thank you! (Pinning it myself!)
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 27, 2016, 1:54 pm
      Hi Joy, Anna and I are so glad that you found us too!!! We are always on the lookout for good recipes so we are glad that you like this collection of butternut recipes. I was so happy to find so many great uses for butternut squash myself. Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a note! Have a great day! Linda

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