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8 Unique Recipe Ideas for Butternut Squash

Sweet and savory, butternut squash is a classic fall flavor. This squash is such a versatile ingredient – you can use it in anything from breakfast recipes, soups, meatballs, stir-fry’s and more. Let’s try something new, shall we?

The Best Butternut Squash Recipes

Butternut squash adds a warm and cozy feel to pretty much any fall dish. It is great simply roasted in the oven with a little oil, salt and pepper or pureed into a creamy soup.

For this roundup, we chose to highlight the versatility of butternut squash and the different ways you can use it in recipes. Whether it’s the star of the show as the primary ingredient or mixed in with a bunch of other goodies, you’ll always love the sweet, creamy flavor of butternut squash.

Soup Recipes for Butternut Squash

One of our favorite ways to use butternut squash is to make it into a rich, creamy and filling soup. Simply cut up the squash and cook up, add a few more ingredients and blend it all into a creamy soup!

Easy Butternut Squash + Roasted Red Pepper Soup
This dairy-free soup is made with roasted butternut squash and red bell pepper. You just need a sheet pan and a high powered blender.
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Curried Butternut Squash Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Vegan)
This Paleo, Whole30 + Vegan curried butternut squash soup is quick, easy, dairy-free, creamy and full of flavor! It has health benefits of curry spices too! 
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Roasted Butternut Squash Recipes

If you roast butternut squash in the oven, you’ll bring out all of its sweet-savory goodness. We guarantee you’ll love it as a french fry or mixed with other roasted veggies and protein for a full meal.

Easy Oven-Baked Butternut Squash Fries
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You just need 5 ingredients to create these healthy and delicious oven baked butternut squash fries! They are a savory potato alternative and Whole30 and Paleo-friendly.
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Sheet Pan Roasted Sausage and Vegetables (Paleo + Whole30)
Whether you have an egg allergy or just want to mix things up, this Paleo and Whole30 Sheet Pan Roasted Sausage and Vegetables dish is for you!
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Chicken Skillet with Brussels and Squash
This chicken skillet with brussels and squash is a full meal in one pan and the crispy chicken is seasoned perfectly. It's tasty and finger-lickin’ good.
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Butternut Squash Breakfast Recipes

Butternut squash for breakfast? Absolutely! Mix it up with some meatballs to add a little sweetness, add it to an egg casserole or chop it up for a breakfast hash.

Butternut Breakfast Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Egg-Free)
These butternut breakfast meatballs are for all you egg-free Paleo + Whole30 folks! The perfect make ahead breakfast for easy mornings during a busy week!
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Autumn Breakfast Casserole (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Our Paleo + Whole30 autumn breakfast casserole is full of fall flavors with kale, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, winter squash, leeks, eggs and sausage.
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Paleo Breakfast Hash (Paleo + Whole30)
This is a hearty breakfast that will fill you up for a great start to your day. This version of paleo breakfast hash is filling and flavorful.
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Butternut Squash Curry

An easy stir-fry type recipe, this curry is one of the best butternut squash dinner recipes! Savory curry seasonings pair perfectly with the sweetness of butternut squash in this healthy, veggie-packed one pan meal.

Butternut Squash Curry (Paleo + Whole30)
This Paleo + Whole30 butternut squash curry is a great way to enjoy the cozy, warming flavors of curry. Serve it over cauliflower rice for a Whole30 dinner!
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Butternut Squash Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup & More

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Servings: 6
This savory curried butternut squash soup is quick, easy, creamy and full of flavor! Plus, we've rounded up some of our other favorite butternut squash recipes for you.
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 shallot, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth (sub veggie broth for Vegan)
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk (plus more for topping)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Chopped pistachios or other nuts
  • Fresh greens, chopped
  • Roasted garlic
  • Bacon bits
  • Kraut
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Instructions 

  • Cut ends off butternut squash and slice in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and then peel with a paring knife or peeler. Chop into cubes. 
  • Prep shallot and garlic as noted. Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot and add coconut oil. Once melted, add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add garlic, and cook until fragrant. Press the “Cancel/Keep Warm” button, and add the butternut squash, curry paste, tomato paste, turmeric and bone broth. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and close the pressure valve. Press the “Manual” button or “Pressure Cook” and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When the soup is done cooking, quick release the pressure. Blend the contents of the Instant Pot to a smooth consistency with an immersion blender (or carefully transfer contents to a blender and blend). 
  • Stir in coconut milk. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Ladle into bowls, and top with additional coconut milk, chopped cilantro and chopped pistachios. 
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