Fall is finally upon us! Even though I live in a part of the world where the temperatures don’t go lower than 30°F any time of year, I still really appreciate the cold weather when it finally does arrive.
Most people I know claim fall to be their favorite season for a variety of reasons – the changing color of the leaves, the crispness in the air, the warm soups you can finally start to make again. But I really think that the main reason most everybody loves fall so much is because it’s the buffer between the summer heat that you’ve finally gotten tired of and the winter cold that will chill you to your bones. It’s just cold enough to bring out the sweaters and scarves, but just warm enough to still let you go outside.
One of my favorite fall foods is – surprise! – winter squash. There are so many awesome and different types, and they’re all beautiful, to boot! Here’s a list of 21 awesome squash recipes that you must try this winter. Butternut squash is definitely the star of all winter squash recipes, but be sure to try some of the ones listed below with some different types of squash. Ones like Delicata squash, Acorn, Red Kuri, Carnival, and Spaghetti all have such unique tastes and are so fun!
Be sure to let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below!
21 Vegetarian Winter Squash Dinner Recipes to Celebrate Fall’s Best Food Group
1. Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna from Julia’s Album
2. Greek Stuffed Acorn Squash from Some the Wiser
3. Butternut Squash & Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce from Pinch of Yum
4. How to Cook Spaghetti Squash from Eat Within Your Means
5. Vegan Thai curry with Kabocha Squash from The Blenderist
6. Butternut Squash Soup with Smoked Gouda and Spicy Chickpeas from Rhubarbarians
7. White Bean Stew with Winter Squash & Kale from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
8. Kale & Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash from Green Healthy Cooking
9. Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Mushrooms and Wild Rice from Three Beans on a String (sub veggie sausage or omit)
10. Creamy Butternut Squash Gnocchi from Vikalinka
11. Caprese Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes from Cookin Canuck
12. butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli with Browned Butter Oregano Bread Crumbs from Half Baked Harvest (my favorite photography blog!)
13. Butternut Squash & Kale Tart from Passports & Pancakes
14. One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta from Kitchen Treaty
15. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole from Uproot from Oregon
17. Butternut Sqush & Sage Risotto with Goat Cheese from Vikalinka
18. Roasted Acorn Squash Soup from A Sweet Pea Chef
19. Maple Roasted Red Kuri Squash With Lemon & Garlicky Greens from So Let’s Hang Out
20. Roasted Carnival Squash Salad from The Muffin Myth
21. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Tempeh from Pickles & Honey