Whether you like it roasted, pureed, or baked in a cheesy lasagna, get in on our favorite recipes where this winter squash steals the spotlight. But before you dig in, follow our step-by-step guide to learn how to correctly cook this cold-weather staple.
Because finger food is fun. And totally delicious.
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Picture this: You wrapped in a blanket. A massive plate of this lasagna. A Hallmark movie marathon. (Yes, you can make this dream a reality.)
The best way is the classic way. Sliced up, roasted, and dressed with a tangy finish.
Enjoy tender squash and creamy lentils in minutes thanks to the magical kitchen genie that is your pressure cooker.
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Everything but the kitchen sink, fall salad edition.
Sweater weather coincides with sweet season. Curb your cravings by adding dried apricots to this sweet and salty soup.
If you can't go to France, you might as well pretend that you are. First things first: Eat a galette.
Serve this cheesy skillet meal for brunch, dinner, or anything in between.
Make Mom proud and eat veggies for breakfast! (Plus, a river of maple syrup goodness.)
A golden brown butter gives accordion-style squash a rich sweetness. Sweet potatoes, who?!
Like a cheesy edible blanket for your soul.
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.
This vegetarian bowl is topped with an addictive coconut-milk and pumpkin seed mole that will make you forget about meat entirely.
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.
Pasta lovers, rejoice! Swap tomatoes for butternut squash in this veggie-packed dish.
This creamy vegetarian soup is so luxe (and so good).
Who doesn't want to get down with a savory pie when the weather gets cold?
Six minute risotto. We're not joking.
It's officially slow cooker season. Kick it off with a bang by throwing together this hearty lentil stew.
Netflix and chili (butternut squash chili, that is).
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.