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20 Recipes that Give You a Little Squash on the Side

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The transition from summer to fall produce goes a little something like this:

There are no tomatoes any more.
THERE ARE NO TOMATOES.
What are we going to do?
But, wait. What's that? A squash?
We have squash!

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Oh, and what squash you have: Mix spaghetti squash with a tangle of cilantro, chile, and lime juice. Cover thin slices of butternut squash with a couple cups of grated, strong, salty cheese for riff on a classic potato gratin. Add leftover squash to lightly sweet, super-buttery rolls covered in brown butter honey butter (even just for the alliteration itself!). From rolls to roasts to toasts to salads, here are 20 substantial squash sides to try this fall:

Butternut

ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash on Toast
ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash on Toast
Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese
Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese
Autumn Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Autumn Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette by Ali Slagle

Favorite Fall Orzo Salad

Favorite Fall Orzo Salad by lorigoldsby

Brown Butter Butternut Rolls
Brown Butter Butternut Rolls
Herbed Butternut Squash Chips
Herbed Butternut Squash Chips
Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Parmesan

Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Pa... by Elizabeth Stark

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Spices, Lime, and Green Chile

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Spices, Lime, and Gre... by Alexandra Stafford

Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash
Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash
Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto
Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto

Acorn & Kabocha

Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes
Dashi Braised Kabocha Squash

Dashi Braised Kabocha Squash by savorthis

Hearty Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts

Hearty Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds,... by Gena Hamshaw

Roast Squash & Chickpea Salad with Orange-Tahini Dressing
Roast Squash & Chickpea Salad with Orange-Tahini Dressing

Spaghetti & Delicata

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata
Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash with Chiles, Lime, and Cilantro

Spaghetti Squash with Chiles, Lime, and Cilantro by Alexandra Stafford

Crispy Delicata Rings with Currant, Fennel, and Apple Relish

Crispy Delicata Rings with Currant, Fennel, and Apple Relish by TheWimpyVegetarian

Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Autumn Farro
Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Autumn Farro

Tell us about your favorite fall squash recipe in the comments below!

Tags: squash, fall, autumn, recipes, butternut squash