8 Fun Ways to Incorporate Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash!
Butternut Squash!

With leaves changing, and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes in the air, it’s only natural to look for some new and exciting fall recipes. A fall favorite is always pumpkin but there’s a new vegetable in town and it’s a great one to add to your grocery list.

Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp and is great for all kinds of healthy recipes.  Often in the shadows of other squash such as zucchini or yellow squash, butternut deserves all the gold stars of it’s vegetable brethren. It works well in pasta, soups and amazingly in breads and desserts. You can use it several different ways and it’s a great addition to the dinner table that will impress your guests and wow your family. Forget the spaghetti squash, here are eight great options to get you started with butternut squash!

This recipe is bit more advanced but it's totally worth it. If you don't have time to make ravioli or just want to whip this up a bit quicker, you can get butternut squash at your local store and Trader Joes has a great ravioli if there's one near you! Add some pancetta or bacon for some extra crispiness!
This recipe is bit more advanced but it’s totally worth it. If you don’t have time to make ravioli or just want to whip this up a bit quicker, you can get butternut squash at your local store and Trader Joes has a great ravioli if there’s one near you! Add some pancetta or bacon for some extra crispiness!
You can never fail with a roasted chicken. It goes amazingly with most sides and works for every occasion. Whip up this recipe for a date night with you and your beau. He'll be begging for more!
You can never fail with a roasted chicken. It goes amazingly with most sides and works for every occasion. Whip up this recipe for a date night with you and your beau. He’ll be begging for more!
A great new twist to your snack table or afternoon nibble! Also tastes amazing with Stacy's Cinnamon Pita Chips!
A great new twist to your snack table or afternoon nibble! Also tastes amazing with Stacy’s Cinnamon Pita Chips!
 What's better than pasta! This recipe has not just pasta but ricotta and sausage as well. It's  delicious and an instant crowd pleaser.
What’s better than pasta! This recipe has not just pasta but ricotta and sausage as well. It’s delicious and an instant crowd pleaser.
 An inventive take on a new classic. Perfect for the kids table and the adult table!
An inventive take on a new classic. Perfect for the kids table and the adult table!
Who doesn't love chili!  great for a fall movie night or a winter lunch at the office. You can even use Italian sausage for a nice kick!
Who doesn’t love chili! great for a fall movie night or a winter lunch at the office. You can even use Italian sausage for a nice kick!
Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells: What's better than more pasta! This recipe is delicious and an instant crowd pleaser.
Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells: What’s better than more pasta! This recipe is delicious and an instant crowd pleaser.
Sprinkled with hazelnuts and bacon it's hard not to love this recipe! Make it into rolls or a layered lasagna!
Sprinkled with hazelnuts and bacon it’s hard not to love this recipe! Make it into rolls or a layered lasagna!
 If you like pesto then you'll love this Pesto Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale. Healthy and delicious!
If you like pesto then you’ll love this Pesto Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale. Healthy and delicious!

Enjoy!! 🙂

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