Favorite Fall Squash Recipes

A roundup of delicious vegetarian & vegan recipes featuring winter squash! Great ideas for Thanksgiving appetizers, sides, and main dishes.

Favorite Fall Squash Recipes

It’s squash season! I think fall has a tendency to become “canned pumpkin season,” but there are so many great meals that can be made around fresh squash. Here are just a few of my favorites! Click directly on the photos to go to each recipe.

Butternut Apple Cranberry Sandwich
My current obsession – I’ve eaten this sandwich multiple times this week. I can’t get enough of those roasted butternut planks with tangy apple cider-marinated cabbage stacked between thick slices of bread.

Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry
A perfect weeknight creamy coconut curry. It’s easy to make, it’s flexible to adapt with ingredients that you have on hand, and it freezes well. Oh, and it’s super flipping delicious with the turmeric and cardamom spices.

Butternut Hummus with Feta & Pomegranates
Oh gosh, this hummus is so yummy. Butternut squash makes it creamy, while the pomegranates give a bright pop of flavor and color. Host a fall cocktail hour and serve this… or don’t and just make it for yourself 🙂

Butternut Squash & Leek Stuffing
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you’ll love this colorful stuffing with squash, cranberries, sage, and purple cipollini onions!

Favorite Fall Squash Recipes

A Spiced-up Fall Squash Salad
Well, as you can probably tell, I love the combination of squash and pomegranates. In this salad, butternut squash is roasted with a bunch of warming spices (cumin, coriander, cinnamon & cayenne), which go so well with the apple-cider date dressing and creamy goat cheese.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Apples and Sage
This dish has been a reader favorite since I posted it last year. It’s simple to make but not simple in flavor. Roasted delicata squash, apples, sage, and kale are pepped up in a bright apple-cider Dijon dressing. A great fall side dish to have in your back pocket.

Homemade Pumpkin Puree
For all of you that don’t have access to canned pumpkin – here’s a simple recipe to make pumpkin puree using fresh pumpkin.

Pumpkin Tortilla Soup
I think there’s a tortilla soup for all seasons, and I love this fall version. It has a rich tomato base that’s flavored with pasilla chilies, cumin, and oregano. It’s hearty from the fresh pumpkin (you could also use butternut squash), and black beans. Top it with avocado and lots of lime to brighten things up.

For more squash recipes:
Click over to our recipe index and have a look! You can easily search for any recipe based on ingredient. If you click “Recipes” at the top of the page, it’ll take you to this page where you can search for any recipe by ingredient. You can search by squash type (acorn, butternut, etc.), or if you click “winter squash,” it’ll show you all of the squash recipes. You can also narrow your results by clicking “vegan,” or “main dish,” or whatever combination you desire. (Note, that the iphone/mobile version looks slightly different – you’ll click the upper left area to get to the ingredient/search options).

search for squash recipes!

Happy Squashing!

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  1. Sarah | Well and Full
    10.21.2018

    All of these recipes look so good! I’m eyeing that butternut hummus though 😉

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