Healthy Winter Squash Recipes

Healthy Winter Squash Recipes /

Are you feeling as stuffed as I am? This year we actually celebrated Thanksgiving a week early with Jack’s family – yet I’m still full from his mom’s amazing apple pie and the leftovers we’ve been snacking on all week.

This weekend, I’m craving food that’s a little bit healthier but still comforting and delicious so I thought I’d share just a few ideas:

Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto (pictured)

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale (pictured)

Butternut Squash & Tart Cherry Quinoa

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pears and Miso Dressing from Edible Perspective

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Kale Pesto from The First Mess

Butternut Squash Lasagna from My New Roots

Stuffed Za’atar Roasted Acorn Squash from Dolly and Oatmeal

Kale and Roasted Red Kuri Squash Salad from A House in the Hills

Northern Spy’s Kale Salad from Food 52

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad from 101 Cookbooks


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  1. ashley from

    Gosh, thank you so much for including me on your squash roundup. 🙂 Wanted to let you know I made your brussels + apple salad for Thanksgiving (it was a quiet one just with my husband) and we LOVED it. It was my first time using the mandolin to shave brussels and what a difference in comparison to trying to slice thinly with a knife, haha.

    • jeanine

      aw, thanks Ashley! So glad you liked the salad (ha, I know, I love the mandoline)

  2. Bec from

    some amazing recipes!

  3. I love Spaghetti Squash but I always forget to buy some. I’m better about buying Butternut because I can get it pre-cubed at the supermarket!

  4. Laura from

    Oh I LOVE that delicate squash salad from 101 Cookbooks too. All so delicious sounding right now though. Thanks for the link love, miss.

  5. Debbie Metz

    I seriously need to try all of these. I actually tried squash for the first time about a month ago (if you can believe that!) & now I’m in love!!

  6. Baby June

    Great ideas! Love the sweet potato ravioli! 🙂

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