Butternut squash Recipes

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Butternut squash is a versatile vegetable that can roasted, toasted, pureed for soups, mashed or used in casseroles, breads and muffins and it has a comforting flavour to it that evokes autumn.

We’ve gathered our best butternut squash recipes, so depending on how much time you have and what ingredients you’ve got in the fridge, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy.

The sweet, nutty taste of the butternut squash goes great with chilli and meat like lamb or venison, or even turkey like in our turkey and butternut squash curry. It’s great roasted and added to a leafy salad as it adds some texture and slight sweetness, but it’s also great as the main event – like our butternut squash and goat’s cheese recipe. This is a superb dish to serve at a dinner party, either as a starter or a main for a vegetarian guest. The butternut squash doubles up as a serving dish and looks really impressive in its individual serving portions.

Our beetroot, butternut and goats’ cheese tartlets are lovely options to open a dinner party with, or our quinoa and butternut squash cakes are ideal for a light lunch or dinner served on a bed of salad leaves.

If you’re a bit short on time, then a carrot, butternut squash and coriander soup is ideal as it can be ready in under 30 minutes. Try an interesting variation like our roasted squash and tomato soup or butternut squash soup with shiitake mushrooms.

Where you may see pumpkin or even sweet potato used in recipes, you can usually swap them for butternut squash if you’ve got one at home.

Whether you were unsure of what to do with it exactly or you were simply out of ideas, we’ve got plenty of recipes to inspire you and bring more of this vibrant vegetable back into our cooking.

Delicious Butternut squash recipes

Turkey and Butternut Squash Curry

Turkey and Butternut Squash Curry

This turkey curry recipe is really filling and warming, full of veg and perfect for using up your leftover Christmas turkey!

Venison and Butternut Squash Stew

Venison and Butternut Squash Stew

A comforting stew that combines the delicious flavours of venison and butternut squash for a hearty winter dish

Butternut And Orzo Risotto

Butternut And Orzo Risotto

Butternut squash with orzo, sage and Parmesan makes a delicious takes on a risotto, make with orzo pasta instead of risotto rice

Chilli and Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Chilli and Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Butternut squash quesadillas with chilli are a Mexican favourite of flour tortillas sandwiched together with a savoury cheese and vegetable mix

Goats’ Curd And Squash Wellington

Goats’ Curd And Squash Wellington

Goats’ curd Wellington is the perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas Day or a fabulous sharing dish for any Christmas party or buffet

Bean and Root Vegetable Pot

Bean and Root Vegetable Pot

Healthy bean and root vegetable pot is made with sweet potatoes and cannellini beans for a filling vegetarian one pot recipe spiced with rose harissa

Butternut Squash Soup with Herb Croutons

Butternut Squash Soup with Herb Croutons

This is an amazing butternut squash soup – such a brilliant colour and a fabulously rich flavour

Butternut Squash Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Rye Soda Bread

Butternut Squash Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Rye Soda Bread

Comfort food without the calories - butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms make for a wonderful soup with freshly baked bread

Quinoa and Butternut Squash Cakes

Quinoa and Butternut Squash Cakes

These quinoa and butternut squash cakes are really good served with a little lime wedge to squeeze over the top

Roasted Squash and Tomato Soup

Roasted Squash and Tomato Soup

Butternut squash is one of the tastiest varieties, and roasting it brings out its flavour even more and makes for a wonderful soup

Roasted Butternut and Wilted Rocket Spaghetti

Roasted Butternut and Wilted Rocket Spaghetti

A warming veggie pasta dish that is simple to make and perfect for a midweek meal

Roast Squash with Goats’ Cheese

Roast Squash with Goats’ Cheese

This quick and easy squash and goats' cheese recipe is a great vegetarian dish. It's perfect as a starter to your Christmas lunch

Roast Butternut Squash Risotto

Roast Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasting the squash first brings out its natural sweetness which is delicious with the salty Parmesan stirred through this filling risotto

Carrot, Butternut Squash and Coriander Soup

Carrot, Butternut Squash and Coriander Soup

A healthy, nutritious vegetarian soup which can make you look and feel better - great for lunchboxes or the freezer

Butternut Squash and Goats' Cheese Lasagne

Butternut Squash and Goats' Cheese Lasagne

A delicious, meat-free butternut squash and goats' cheese lasagne recipe that's beautifully cheesy and so easy to make