Vegan Butternut Squash Recipes – I’ve rounded up the best recipes featuring butternut squash from myself and fellow recipe developers. The next time you find yourself with one of these big orange vegetables on your counter, you’ll know just where to come.
Butternut Squash is my favorite fall vegetable. It’s so versatile. It can be roasted, puréed, sliced into “steaks”, and stuffed. It’s a great stand in for pumpkin in dessert recipes, too.
Read all about Butternut Squash and find the BEST vegan butternut squash recipes below!
What is Butternut Squash?
Butternut Squash is a variety of winter squash. It is similar to pumpkin in texture and flavor.
Do You Have to Peel Butternut Squash?
Technically speaking, you do not have to peel butternut squash. The peel is edible. However, even when cooked, the peel is tough, so I wouldn’t recommend eating it.
Depending on how you plan to cook your squash, you may not need to peel anyway. You can slice a butternut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and roast it in the oven. Once it’s cooked, you can scoop out the tender orange flesh to enjoy.
What is the Easiest Way to Cut Butternut Squash?
I find the easiest way to cut a butternut squash is to first cut off both ends. If the bottom is very bulbous, I like to cut that part off and peel it separately from the rest. Cut the bulbous end in half and scoop out the seeds. Then peel the whole thing carefully with a sharp chef’s knife. You can use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin if you are more comfortable with that, but I prefer a large sharp knife. Once it’s peeled, cube the squash just like you would any other vegetable.
What are the Benefits of Eating Butternut Squash?
Butternut squash contains good amounts of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, and more!
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How to Cook Butternut Squash
My favorite way to cook butternut squash is to roast it. It can also be boiled, steamed, and even microwaved.
Scroll through the delicious vegan butternut squash recipes below, and hopefully, you’ll find a new favorite recipe or two!
It's the number one most popular recipe on my blog for a reason. Creamy, cheesy, and kid approved! Made from real whole food ingredients!
Reminiscent of Panera's Autumn Squash Soup, this silky smooth soup is a fall winner!
This soup is a perfect example of how simple ingredients can come together to create an amazing combination of flavors.
There is no better dip for your tortilla chips than this dairy free nacho cheese dip! Made from real whole food ingredients!
Set it and forget it and you'll have a cozy healthy dinner that's ready when you are!
Sweet and spicy butternut squash in a delicious and healthy fall salad.
A delicious, flavorful curry done in just 30 minutes!
A cozy noodle bowl in a butternut squash broth.
Rich and creamy individual lasagnas in cute little rollups.
A fall twist on a classic dish!
You don't often see butternut squash in Asian dishes, but I love the way this one comes together.
Vegan Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing
Nutty wild rice, easy maple dressing, fresh herbs, and butternut squash come together in this stunning salad perfect for entertaining.
Dress up your holiday table with this colorful salad.
Butternut squash puréed with creamy white beans, sweet onion, and garlic is silky smooth perfection. Enjoy it on its own or pair it with the Balsamic Maple Brussels Sprouts.
This easy quick bread is packed with butternut squash and warming spices. Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert! Bonus, the icing is made from butternut squash, too!
Maple cinnamon butternut squash with cranberries and pecans | Rhubarbarians
Side dish or dessert? I vote for both! Brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup mingle amount butternut squash, cranberries, and pecans. Love.