Whether you like it roasted, pureed or baked in a pie and splashed with brandy, get in on our favorite recipes where this winter squash steals the show. (Need help cutting the gourd? Find our easy, step-by-step explainer here.)
The best way is the classic way. Sliced up, roasted and dressed with a tangy finish.
Honey drizzled squash on top of homemade, chewy focaccia dough will give you life.
Like a cheesy edible blanket for your soul.
Everything but the kitchen sink, fall salad edition.
Tender squash and creamy lentils in minutes thanks to the magical kitchen genie that is your pressure cooker.
This is basically mac n' cheese with the added sweetness of squash and some bacon thrown in for good measure.
Everything we want to eat in the fall (except maybe some bread) thrown into one bowl.
Six minute risotto. We're not joking.
This vegetarian bowl is topped with an addictive coconut-milk and pumpkin seed mole that will make you forget about meat entirely.
Give Italian risotto a healthy makeover when you swap Arborio rice for whole-grain barley. Your kids will never suspect that this hearty comfort food is low fat and loaded with fiber.
Pasta lovers will demand seconds when you serve rotini tossed in garlic, lemon, basil and Parmesan. And thanks to the 25-minute cook time, you'll want to make it again and again.
Update the classic butternut squash soup with shallots and fresh herbs like sage and thyme. Replace the chicken broth with vegetable stock and enjoy a creamy, vegetarian dinner.
Bust out your slow cooker! Just toss lentils, 1-inch chunks of squash, onion, broth and seasonings into your favorite appliance and let it work its magic.
If you have trouble getting your family to eat more veggies, sneak them into a delicious pasta bake. Packed with squash and Brussels sprouts, this dish will win over the appetites of devoted carnivores.
Wow your guests at the next dinner party when you bring out a piping hot dish of Butternut Squash Gratin. They'll never guess that the flavor-filled veggies have only 160 calories per serving.
Add a twist to traditional stuffing with butternut squash, smoky bacon and sourdough bread. With a tasty recipe that's this easy to prep, you'll want to make this dish even when it's not Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like the sweet and savory blend of apples and butternut squash. This rich soup, topped with goat cheese, will warm you up on cool autumn nights.
For an easy weeknight dinner, top ready-made polenta with creamy butternut squash blended with Parmesan, garlic and basil. Cut the 15-minute prep time down even more and buy already-peeled, pre-cut squash.
Who doesn't want to get down with a savory pie when the weather gets cold?
Move over, pumpkin pie. A dollop of cream, a splash of brandy and a dash of sweet spices will make this recipe your new go-to holiday dessert.
Netflix and chili.
These babies have plenty of crevices for all that Cajun garlic butter to seep into.
This autumnal take on the beloved dip is guaranteed to get you tons of Instagram likes.
This guy is here to replace pumpkin bread. What's next, butternut squash lattés? We wouldn't hate it.
Do we need to reiterate that fall is the greatest season of all?
The combination of sweet, roasted squash, melty cheese and tangy tomatillo sauce will make you cry tears of joy.
Two words: butternut queso.
Butternut squash may look intimidating at first, but it's much easier to cook than you think. Here's a simple way to roast it. And be sure to follow our easy-prep tips too.