5 Favourite Butternut Squash Recipes

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 19, 2012


One of my favourite fall vegetables is, without a doubt, the butternut squash. Growing up, I rarely ate squash and really didn’t know how good it was. Once I started blogging, I was inspired by all kinds of recipes and gave it another shot. Now, I can’t imagine going more than a week or so at a time without it during the fall and winter. I am hooked for life!

Today, I’m sharing 5 of my all-time favourite ways to enjoy butternut squash. Be sure to share yours in the comments!

1. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos

These are still the best burritos I have ever made. They have a kick of heat to them (that you can control yourself) and a light sweetness thanks to the butternut squash. The filling is so good I found myself eating it on its own. Use it to sprinkle on salads or as a dip for crackers in addition to making burritos. You could also try using sweet potato or pumpkin as a way to change up the butternut filling. Either way, you have to make this recipe!


2. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze

This is one of the most popular recipes on the blog. I had no idea it was going to be such a hit when I made it, but many of us sure did fall in love with it. Feel free to experiment with different spices and seasonings.


3. Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Stew

This soup is a great way to use up leftover butternut squash. It comes together in about 25 minutes once you have your roasted butternut. It’s comfort food in a bowl, so make it on a chilly, rainy fall day when you need a warm hug.


4. Emily’s Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili in Pumpkin Bowls

A recipe I adapted from the wonderful Emily – this is hands down the most unique way I’ve ever had chili. The recipe is a lot of work, but it’s SO worth it. I cannot wait to make it again this season. Don’t want to make the chili? You could really serve all kinds of soup in pumpkin bowls, so feel free to get creative.


How cute is this!


5. Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash

This was my quote back in 2009 when I posted the recipe, “Let me just preface this ever so modestly by saying that this is the best way you will ever, ever, ever eat butternut squash. I’m not even joking!” Now that is a glowing review, if I’ve ever heard one! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. This is fantastic as a side to a main course meal.

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6. You have to try my Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan – it’s a new top recipe on the blog!


What are your favourite ways to enjoy butternut squash?

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Jessica September 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I made the garlicky roasted squash for my sister (who is very closed off to new foods, especially vegan foods!) and she couldn’t stop eating it!


Tigey October 2, 2013 at 12:11 am

I grew heirloom Waltham butternut squash organically this year and my wife used the garlicky squash recipe. The result was delicious. Thank you for your recipe.


Delia October 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Oh my gosh. You were not kidding. The Garlicky Butternut Squash was so yummy! I loved the combination of ingredients. Its a 10. :)


Jessica Lauren DeBry June 6, 2014 at 2:34 am

Angela I just wanted to let you know that this post has been my favorite for the 2+ years I’ve been following you. You got me addicted to butternut squash, ha!


Heather September 17, 2014 at 5:15 am

I just harvested about 50 butternut from our garden so these recipes will all be tried, starting tonight! I love butternut and fall cooking.


Elim October 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Wow, thank you so much for these recipes! Was looking for what to do with my squash. ^.^ Question, how can I tell when it’s ripe?


SaritaPita March 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

WOW – I did make a few adjustments but this recipe was absolutely off the dial delicious.

I made your “sprinkle” of sesame/almond/nutritional yeast as toppings.

I added black beans to my plate with quinoa.

My husband (who doesn’t normally like or eat butternut squash) cleaned his plate.

Thank you for all of your inspiration. It has pushed me to try (and ruin a few times) plenty of new ideas in my kitchen.


joan wilson July 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Hi from Belfast Northern Ireland. Just curious to know where the parmesan is in the butternut squash and kale dish? Puzzled!


Jane October 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

I tried your Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos and they were great! I am excited to make them again, and shared it around (along with your link) to all my vegan people (my family). :D I even shared it with my non vegan friends.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

Hey Jane, Thank you for the share! I’m so happy that the burritos were a hit with you. We love them too…especially this time of year.


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