Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ten Easy and Amazing Vegetarian Recipes Using Butternut Squash

Ten Easy and Amazing Vegetarian Recipes Using Butternut Squash
Here are Ten Easy and Amazing Vegetarian Recipes Using Butternut Squash, and many are vegan!

My name is Kalyn and I am a butternut squash addict!  I inherited this butternut squash infatuation from my Grandma Denny; every fall Grandma would hack apart giant butternut squashes from her garden, scrape out the seeds, and wrap pieces in foil and bake them in the oven.  When it was done we'd eat the squash mashed up with lots of butter, salt, and pepper.  Now I'm more likely to cut the squash in cubes and roast it with olive oil, but pretty much any way you cook it, I love the savory flavor of butternut squash.  Whether you're already a confirmed fan of this most popular of winter squashes or trying it for the first time, you can't go wrong with one of these Ten Easy and Amazing Vegetarian Recipes Using Butternut Squash.  (And if you have more good recipe ideas for butternut, let us know about them in the comments.)

If you're not that experienced at cooking Butternut Squash you might want to ready my post about How to Peel and Cut Up a Butternut Squash before you tackle one for the first time.  Some stores sell squash cubes already prepped, but I think freshly cut squash has more flavor.  You can definitely use the pre-cut ones for soup though!  

















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24 comments:

  1. I'm pretty glad you're a butternut squash addict because it means we get to reap the benefits! Love these!

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  2. 'Tis the season, and I'm making something with butternut squash every few days. I confess I sometimes take a bit of help from the market when I know their pre-cut squash is freshly made, but once you get the hang of cutting the squash, the cooking is easy! Great collection of recipes, and I love the variety of spices.

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  3. Thanks Joanne and Lydia; butternut squash lovers, unite!

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  4. A great roundup Kalyn, I think I may be roasting some quite soon!

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  5. Butternut squash is great in chili, too! I usually make a pretty standard turkey-based one, but I had leftover butternut squash cubes in the fridge, and thought, why not add these? Yum :)

    I've also made a copycat of the dish Whole Foods occasionally has out on their hot bar, with the roasted squash, dried cranberries, red onion and rosemary.

    I love love love your recipes, by the way, thank you so much for all the hard work you put in to share them with us!

    Alissa

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  6. Alissa, great ideas, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the recipes. (Haven't seen that at Whole Foods, but I will look for it.)

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  7. I have been cutting squash into wedges, skin and seeds intact, and roasting them with olive oil, salt, pepper and various spices. So much easier than skinning and cubing the squash and the seeds get crunchy and delicious! Full credit for that idea goes to Jules at her Stone Soup food blog - Google "stone soup miss en place" for the recipe. I'll be trying some of the flavor combinations you posted as soon as I get another squash on my hands - rosemary & balsamic sounds amazing.

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  8. Katie, interesting idea. I never thought of roasting the seeds with the squash!

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  9. Love, love, love butternut squash! I am feeling inspired now...

    thank you!

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  10. Oh good, so glad. And sounds like you're a fellow addict!

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  11. Thank you for this round up. I was thinking of ways to substitute butternut squash for the ubiquitous pumpkin. Walmart sells bags of cut up squash for a reasonable price. Now, would you mind doing a round up/tutorial on spaghetti squash and possibly acorn squash? Thanks!

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  12. Terrah, would you believe I've never once cooked acorn squash? But I believe that any recipe that uses butternut could be made with acorn squash instead. Will check into doing a round-up for spaghetti squash, great idea!

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  13. This is my current favorite way to use butternut squash (the recipe calls for acorn, but I sub butternut)
    http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/sidedishes/forbidden-rice-with-roasted-acorn-squash/
    Can't wait to try a few of your recipes this fall!
    Teresa in Texas

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  14. I love butternut squash only if it's savory such as curries :) Miam miam!

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  15. I love, love, love butternut squash. I was in the hospital for a few days recently and when I got home, all I wanted was butternut squash which ny husband picked up at Whole Foods...all cubed and seasoned...just popped it in the oven...I ate it for 3 days straight. Comfort food.
    Thanks for all these declicious recipes, Kalyn.

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  16. Great squash round up! I'm eating lots of squash these days!!

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  17. So glad people are enjoying this post! Fun hearing from more butternut squash lovers like myself.

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  18. Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices

    Absolutely Delicious!!!! Thank you so much!!! Even Amy and Rivka, two of our cat ladies loved it...:)

    Ouiser

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  19. Ouiser, so glad to hear everyone enjoyed it!

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  20. Kalyn, dropping by for a visit after long ages away from blogging ... love this post! We grow our own butternuts and last night enjoyed them pureed in the food processor with butter and a touch of honey. Smooth, silky, sweet, yum! It was the favorite dish of many at our
    table that night! And yes, I roast them whole, it's so much easier to remove the seeds when it's soft and (shh) sometimes I just cut the seed end off & dump it if the rest of the squash gives me enough meat.

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  21. Hi Pat, great to hear from you after all these years. Glad you like the post. I just can't get enough butternut squash this time of year.

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  22. Kalyn, your blog has inspired me to start cooking. I love your recipes and the enthusiasm that you display in your posts. We made the butternut with rosemary, pecans, and Gorgonzola for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a hit! Thank you for sharing your recipes. Elizabeth

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  23. Elizabeth Anne, I love hearing that! So glad you enjoyed it.

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