If you used H-G Sweet ‘N Grow in your vegetable garden this year, chances are your kitchen is now replete with the sweet orange flesh of butternut squash.
Heralded as a harbinger of fall, butternut squash is full of surprises. Sure, you can cube and roast it for a side dish or turn it into a creamy purée, but there are a lot more options beyond those simple preparations.
From breakfast to entrees to dessert, here’s a lineup of our favorite butternut squash recipes to make all season long.
Butternut Squash Muffins
These morning glory-esque muffins are a glorious way to start any day. This recipe swaps carrot for grated butternut squash and is healthy enough to feel like you’ve made a smart breakfast choice, while still being sweet enough to feel like you’re indulging.
Butternut Squash Thai Curry
This Thai curry can be whipped up in less time than it takes to call for takeout. And thanks to hearty vegetables like butternut squash, it’s immensely satisfying and has all the necessary flavors to welcome the start of fall cooking.
Butternut Squash Pasties
Generally reserved for a bland ground beef filling, these hand pies hailing from Michigan’s upper peninsula have flaky, crisp crust and are filled with a symphony of vegetarian ingredients showcasing an ingenious flavor profile.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
This isn’t just a recipe for sneaking more vegetables into your diet. Adding butternut squash to your mac and cheese also gives it the Midas touch with an extra-silky, gorgeously golden and creamy sauce.
Butternut Squash Parmesan
This recipe is a twist on traditional eggplant Parmesan, but with less steps and more satisfaction. It also calls upon Japanese panko breadcrumbs and fresh basil so you can forgo the sawdusty Italian-flavored crumbs.
Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin
This seasonally appropriate take on the classic French concoction holds the apples and subs in butternut squash. The result: a delightfully earthy-sweet tarte tatin featuring burnt-orange shingles and a top coat of glossy, vanilla-inflected caramel.
What are you making with your butternut squash haul this year? Head to our Facebook page and let us know—we’d love to hear from you!