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!