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12 Easy & Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes

Got butternut squash? Me too! With a half dozen butternut squashes from our garden and produce box, we have had lots of opportunities to make butternut squash recipes. Here are a few of my favorite healthy butternut squash recipes I found to use up butternut squash. Let’s be sure to make the most of our food and reduce food waste!

About a month ago and over the course of several weeks, we received a few butternut squashes through our Misfits Market box while also harvesting three butternut squash from our garden. Before I knew it, I had five or six large butternut squashes stacked on my counter and needed a game plan to ensure they didn’t go to waste.

As always, I headed straight to Pinterest to track down a slew of delicious, healthy butternut squash recipes. I found so many recipes to use up butternut squash that I expect will be delicious. Some we have already made and others will be in future weekly meal plans.

Because it’s the perfect time of year to harvest and indulge in butternut squash, here are 12 healthy butternut squash recipes I hope you and your family enjoy! If you have a favorite that’s not on this list, please be sure to link to it in the comments. I’m always on the hunt for more ways to use up butternut squash (and all the food we have) to prevent food waste.

5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters

We made these a few weeks ago, and they were so good. They are delicious on their own (and also a great vehicle for ketchup if that’s what your little ones prefer – ha).

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I never thought I was a “soup person” until I tasted root vegetable soups. We’ve made this once and it’s wonderful. I am sure we will be trying it again soon.

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

We make hummus often in our Vitamix blender. Fresh, homemade hummus is so much better than the store-bought alternative if you can make it. I can’t wait to try this!

Apple & Butternut Squash Muffins

With our fall orchard CSA, we have so many apples! This will be a great way to use up our apples and our butternut squash in one fell swoop. I’m sure my boys will devour these.

Chicken and Butternut Squash Harvest Bowls

What could be better than a meal made on one pan with a bunch of healthy veggies and protein? I love how colorful this is too.

Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Kale

We made this one as well a few weeks ago. It was a new dish for our family, and we enjoyed changing up the dinner routine.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

This combination looks so delicious and just perfect for fall, don’t you think?

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

So many fall flavors come together in this! I can’t wait to try this one. We use the garlic naan recipe from this site all the time, and it’s also amazing!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash With Pecans and Cranberries

Look at all the gorgeous colors. I think this would make such a delicious side dish at Thanksgiving (or any day of the week, really).

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

We made this not long after we started collecting all of our butternut squashes, and it was delicious. It was even great as leftovers!

Vegan Butternut Squash Rice Bowl

I love this recipe for a quick weeknight dinner. So many of the components can be made in advance and then heated up together for a quick, healthy, and delicious dinner!

Maple Pulled Pork Enchiladas with Butternut Squash

I love that this recipe looks like such a unique way to use butternut squash. We for sure will try this one in the next couple of weeks with one of the four remaining butternut squash still on our counter.

Do you have any favorite butternut squash recipes? How do you use up this amazing fall harvest? Share in the comments!

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