Butternut squash is in abundance during the fall and winter seasons and that’s the perfect time to enjoy this healthy and nutritious vegetable. Its mild and nutty taste makes it a versatile veggie to cook and bake with.From salads to soups and from stews to desserts, let this vegetable add a seasonal flavor to your cooking and baking this fall. Here are a few recipes to inspire you to cook with butternut squash!

Butternut Squash In Soups, Stews And Chili
Butternut squash is mild enough to work with meats as well as other vegetables in your recipes. It pairs with hot and zesty as well as sweeter spices to take on different flavor profiles. Pair it with pumpkin or pair it with beans, lentils or even meats.

Simmer this stew in a Dutch oven for a hearty meal of butternut squash, kale and quinoa. Add depth of flavor with garlic, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and coriander in a base of vegetable broth and tomatoes. The quinoa and butternut squash cooks to tender perfection while the kale get added shortly before you dish it up. The leftovers are even better the next day!
Butternut Squash Kale And Quinoa Stew by Love And Lemons

Make easy work of this soup by using your pressure cooker. This tasty soup is full of cajun spices, cream, tomato sauce, chicken brought and butternut squash. Cozy up with some bread and a bowl of this soup on a chilly evening.
Instant Pot Cajun Butternut Squash Soup by Little Spice Jar

Roast your butternut squash ahead of time to add to this awesome chili. Full of fire roasted tomatoes, black beans, garbanzo beans, ground turkey, onions, garlic, carrots and spices, this chili has it all and then some! Have this hearty chili ready to serve in under an hour.
Butternut Squash Turkey Chili by Hip Foodie Mom

Butternut Squash In Salads
Fall salads can benefit from using seasonal ingredients such as roasted butternut squash chunks. It pairs beautifully with greens, fruits, vegetables and nuts.

This colorful salad makes it a perfect holiday dish with its golden butternut squash, red cranberries, white goat cheese crumbles and caramelized pecans sitting on a vibrant bed of greens. Drizzle it with a cranberry vinaigrette and enjoy!
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad by Carlsbad Cravings

Quinoa lends a nutty flavor to this salad of roasted butternut squash chunks, dried cranberries, red onion and toasted pumpkin seeds. Dress it with a balsamic, honey and dijon vinaigrette. Delicious!
Butternut Squash, Cranberry And Quinoa Salad by Little Broken

Try this warm salad of apple, fresh cranberries and butternut squash. Add a little butter and brown sugar to it and bake. It’s an easy side salad that’s both sweet and savory. It will be perfect for the holidays!
Butternut Squash, Apple And Cranberry Bake by Simply Recipes

Butternut Squash In Desserts
Butternut squash puree fits in perfectly when it comes to dessert recipes. Add the puree into the batter to make delectable sweet treats like cookies and cupcakes. The fact that you’re hiding a vegetable in a dessert will be our secret!

Butternut squash puree adds dimension and flavor to these cupcakes. Lightly spiced and frosted with a maple buttercream icing, they’re topped off with a toasted marshmallow.
Butternut Squash Cupcakes by The Little Epicurean

Butternut Squash is sweetened with dates, orange juice and spiced with cardamom, turmeric, and saffron before being rolled into dessert bites. Perfect for an afternoon snack!
Spiced Butternut Squash Dessert Bites by Unconventional Baker

Make these cookies for a true autumn flavor experience! These soft and chewy cookies are full of oats, spices and butternut squash puree. They’re awesome straight out of the oven, or take them over the top with a little maple glaze.
Oatmeal Butternut Squash Cookies by Our Life Tastes Good