When I think of autumn food, one of the first things that comes to mind is squash! Here are some of my favorite squash recipes for fall and winter.
Squash is delicious simply roasted and enjoyed either as a side dish or salad topper (hot tip: try it on my Harvest Bowls instead of the sweet potato), but there’s so much more you can do with squash than just roast it!
From butternut squash to acorn squash and beyond, all of these recipes are guaranteed to put you in the fall spirit. Enjoy!
Healthy Recipes with Squash
Most of the squash recipes below feature butternut squash, because it’s a tried and true favorite, but I also included a few different types of squash to switch things up!
There are also some pasta recipes, baked goods, and even a breakfast recipe to enjoy. So let’s get to the list!
The perfect autumn soup: silky smooth butternut squash with apples, sage, and (optional, but highly recommended) bacon. Toss in some pepitas for some crunch!
Buttercup squash may not be the most well-known fall/winter squash, but it’s just as tasty as the more popular squashes!
This lovely side dish brings together roasted buttercup squash, goat cheese, juicy pomegranate seeds, and even more autumnal goodness.
Looking for a fall-inspired pasta dish to enjoy this season? This chicken sausage pasta is tossed with roasted butternut squash and sage butter sauce for a crave-worthy meal.
This cozy vegan meal is much quicker and easier than you might expect because it’s made in an Instant Pot!
Comforting lentils make a delicious plant-based bolognese sauce that gets piled onto the spaghetti squash, which is roasted right in the Instant Pot.
Have you tried squash in muffin form?
I promise you won’t be disappointed – especially with this winning combo of butternut squash, warm spices, and dried cranberries. Or, swap out the cranberries for chocolate chips. You do you!
The flavor combination of maple and curry here is unbelievably tasty.
Throw in some butternut squash and cauliflower, roast on a sheet pan, and you’ve got yourself a flavor-packed fall meal!
Butternut squash adds a hint of sweetness and delicious flavor to this turkey chili. It’s the perfect autumn chili to warm you right up.
If you’re looking for the perfect Thanksgiving side or vegetarian main dish – this is it!
Roasted acorn squash is stuffed with the most delicious fall-inspired filling for a flavorful and gluten free dish.
Flaky biscuits, butternut squash, and salty parmesan – what’s not to love?! These savory biscuits are totally crave-worthy and great for the holidays.
This autumn-inspired grain salad features lots of goodness, like roasted butternut squash, pecans, baby kale, farro, pecans, feta, and a surprise (but delicious) ingredient: watermelon!
This mac and cheese is creamy, cheesy, and packed with hidden nutrients from butternut squash, kale, and white beans. Smoky paprika gives it an extra delicious kick.
Who says you can’t have squash for breakfast?!
This tasty strata features butternut squash, prosciutto, and creamy goat cheese for the perfect autumn brunch recipe.
I know I’ll be eating these squash recipes all fall and winter long, and I hope you get to try some of them, too!
For another simple side dish to enjoy all year long, try this roasted zucchini & yellow squash.
What’s a squash recipe you love to make when the weather cools down?