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:

Joanne said...

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

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

'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.

Kalyn Denny said...

Thanks Joanne and Lydia; butternut squash lovers, unite!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

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

Kalyn Denny said...

So glad you liked it!

A Manolescu said...

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

Kalyn Denny said...

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.)

Katie Mae said...

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.

Kalyn Denny said...

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

bewitchingkitchen.com said...

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

thank you!

Kalyn Denny said...

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

Terrah said...

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!

Kalyn Denny said...

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!

Unknown said...

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

veganmiam.com said...

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

SixtyIsForty said...

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.

Becky at VintageMixer said...

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

Kalyn Denny said...

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

Ouiser said...

Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices

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

Ouiser

Kalyn Denny said...

Ouiser, so glad to hear everyone enjoyed it!

Pat Langille said...

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.

Kalyn Denny said...

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.

Elizabeth Anne said...

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

Kalyn Denny said...

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

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