6 Butternut Squash Recipes

Fall is in full swing, and I thought that I would pull together some of my favorite butternut squash recipes for you. Butternut squash is a food that my husband and I both love, and I prepare it often when it is in season. I have rounded up recipes for entrees, salads, and side dishes that use butternut squash as a main ingredient.


This Farro and Butternut Squash Salad with Goat Cheese, Walnuts, and Arugula was inspired by a dish I tried at Davanti Enoteca, and it can be served as a side dish or a lunch. If you aren’t familiar with farro, it is a hearty grain that tastes like a cross between rice and barley.

Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato, and Sage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin - via the Kittchen

I made this Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, and Sage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin for Christmas dinner last year and my impossible to please mother-in-law actually loved it! It’s a main dish that is elegant but really easy to prepare, and formal enough for the holidays.

Creamy Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Sauce Bite via The Kittchen

Want a healthier version of mac and cheese? This pasta with a creamy butternut squash and goat cheese sauce is so good that I made it several times last year.

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Fried Sage

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Fried Sage is a nice addition to a fall dinner party, or your Thanksgiving menu. The fried sage pairs perfectly with the squash.


Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Shallots is a paleo recipe made by pureeing roasted squash, apple, and shallot together with some spices. It’s easy to make, freezes well, and warms you right up on a chilly day.


My recipe for Open Squash Ravioli is based on my favorite dish from Apizz, a restaurant that I loved in the Lower East Side of New York City, that has sadly closed. Apizz called this dish “open ravioli” and it is similar to a lasagna.

Do you have a butternut squash recipe that you love? Go ahead and share it in the comments!

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