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11 Butternut Squash Recipes

By • January 15, 2014 • 3 Comments

Butternut squash -- heralded as a harbinger of fall, of the turn from bright summer berries to decorative gourds and homely root vegetables -- has perhaps lost a bit of its thrill as we find ourselves in the doldrums of winter produce. We've loved it since it resurfaced in October, but now our peelers are dulling and our CSAs seem to apologize for their predictable haul of oranges and browns.

But the trusty butternut wants you to remember that it's a winter squash, and it's here to keep working for you. Full of surprises, it cozies up with miso, crisps into herbed chips, and swirls into a hummus doppelganger. Here are (almost) a dozen ideas to help you rekindle your romance at the farmers' market.

Warming Winter Squash Tagine by allyeats

Warming Winter Squash Tagine on Food52

 

Herbed Butternut Squash Chips by Merrill Stubbs

Herbed Butternut Squash Chips on Food52 

 

Hard Squash Hummus by Modern Farmer

Hard Squash Hummus on Food52

  

Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Coconut by Kenzi Wilbur

Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Coconut on Food52

 

Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto by melissav 

Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto

 

Lamb Stew with Butternut Squash by Merrill Stubbs

Lamb Stew with Butternut Squash on Food52

 

Butternut Sage Scones by mrslarkin 

Butternut Sage Scones on Food52

 

Winter Squash Soup with (Less) Red Chile and Mint by Nicholas 

Winter Squash Soup with (Less) Red Chile and Mint

 

Red Cooked Winter Squash by thirschfeld

Red Cooked Butternut Squash on Food52

 

Butternut Squash Puree by Amanda Hesser

Butternut Squash Puree on Food52

 

Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette by lorinarlock 

Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette on Food52

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6 months ago Jean Kahler

Easy way to fix this hard to peel winter squash - - - bake it in the oven whole, on a jelly roll pan, or a 9x13 cake pan.
Put on your oven mitt, 'squish it' - if it squishes easily, it's done. Now (easily) cut in half lengthwise and 'scoop out' the good part, I use a teaspoon, leaving the seeds in, to be added with the shell to your compost pile.

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6 months ago AmyB

Made a farro salad with roasted butternut squash this week that was delicious. http://www.diaryofanewlywedkitchen... Sure there will be more in the CSA next week though, glad for some new ideas!

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6 months ago arthurb3

Wow, great ideas!