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While we love chopping up winter squash, tossing it in olive oil and roasting it in the oven, there are so many more inspiring ways to prepare it. Here, the 54 best ways to whip it up, from roasted squash salad bowls to warm and cozy mac and cheese.

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Hearty Stuffed Butternut Squash

Aren’t you fancy?

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Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Mushroom Marinara Sauce

It even holds up to the real deal.

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Dairy-Free Butternut Squash ‘Fondue'

Just as smooth, tangy and dippable as the O.G. version.

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

Make-ahead magic.

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Hasselback Butternut Squash

Potatoes? Never met 'em.

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Macaroni and Cheese in Acorn Squash Bowls

What heaven tastes like.

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Butternut Squash Carbonara

It’s packed with hidden veggies.

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Half Baked Harvest

Honey Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Burrata and Pomegranate

Don’t mind if we do.

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Family Style Food

Harvest Root Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri

Steak is off the menu.

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Went Here 8 This

Cranberry Roasted Butternut Squash

Use fresh or frozen cranberries.

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The Full Helping

Autumn Lima Bean and Butternut Squash Succotash

Coterie member Gena Hamshaw recommends you serve it with rustic brown bread.

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Nirvana Cakery

Spicy Harissa Vegetable Bake

Packed with squash, parsnips and beetroot.

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Foraged Dish

Butternut Squash, Power Greens and Red Onion Frittata

For breakfast or dinner.

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Eva Minette

Gochujang Roasted Vegetables

Toss in some Brussels sprouts for good measure.

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West of the Loop

Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

Time to have that cocktail party.

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Well Vegan

Moroccan Winter Squash and Chickpea Tagine

Ready thy Instant Pot.

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Cup of Kale

Butternut Squash, Kale, Butter Bean and Pesto Salad

Best of all, it’ll last in the fridge for up to three days.

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It's A Veg World After All

Pistachio Crusted Delicata Squash

As addictive as onion rings.

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Rachel Kor

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

Why, yes, it’s dairy-free.

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Nyssa's Kitchen

Roasted Squash and Arugula Greek Salad

Toppings > lettuce.

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Cook a Life! By Maeva
Foodie Crush

Harvest Squash And Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Thanks to Coterie member Heidi Larsen, we’re in a state of bliss.

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Sweet Cayenne

Kale, Bacon and Butternut Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

Our kind of pie.

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Garden In the Kitchen

Roasted Brussels and Butternut Squash Kale Salad

It’s about to be your go-to lunch.

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Some the Wiser

Greek Stuffed Butternut Squash

Hearty and filling enough for dinner.

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Spiralized Winter Vegetable Gratin

Think of it as a slightly healthier version of potatoes au gratin.

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Baker By Nature

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Delicata Squash

Just a handful of ingredients and you’re done.

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Inside the Rustic Kitchen

Butternut Squash Lasagna

With sage, prosciutto and goat cheese (yum).

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Blissful Basil

Vegan Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Comforting, nourishing and vibrant.

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The Spice at Home

One-Pot Mexican Beef Stew

Like getting a big, warm hug.

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Salt and Lavender

Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

This isn’t just your average soup, people.

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Oh Carlene

Savory Butternut Squash Garlic Swirl Rolls

Best. Invention. Ever.

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Chocolate For Basil

Shredded Butternut Squash Potpies

Thank you, Coterie member Jerrelle Guy, for bringing these into our life.

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Veggie Sutra

Warm Mediterranean-Style Kabocha Squash Salad

Crispy chickpeas take this side dish over the top.

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Queen Culinaire

Cozy Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash, Blue Cheese and Sage

Pretty much the definition of fall.

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An Edible Mosaic

Cheddar and Thyme Butternut Squash Gratin

Save this project for a rainy Sunday.

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Neighbor Food

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Don’t forget the shrimp and pesto.

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Hello Glow

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Roasted Cauliflower and Brown Butter

Treat yourself.

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Petit Bakes

Winter Squash Cake

Think carrot bread, but more subtle.

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Abra's Kitchen

Spiced Winter Squash Seeds

Tip: Don’t toss the seeds.

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Hungry Herbivores

Split Pea and Squash Stew

Put on your cozy clothes, throw a log on the fire and serve this steaming hot stew.

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Green Evi

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Straight out of the Italian countryside.

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Figs and Flour

Honeynut Squash Tacos with Pear Radicchio Slaw

This is so brilliant.

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Feed Me Phoebe

Baked Butternut Squash Fries with Sage and Anchovy Aioli

According to Coterie member Phoebe Lapine, they taste like hedonism in a parchment paper cone.

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Connoisseurus Veg

Butternut Squash Hummus

We’re intrigued…

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Asian Caucasian

Asian-Spiced Pork Chili with Butternut Squash

You might want to make a double batch.

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Garnished Plate

Butternut Squash Minestrone

Yep, you can freeze it.

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Yay! For Food

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Ready to serve in 30 minutes.

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Chloe Flavor

Vegan Butternut Mac and ‘Cheese' with Smoky Shiitake ‘Bacon'

You want to make this. Trust us.

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowls

That Greek yogurt-Sriracha-curry dressing though.

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From a Chef's Kitchen

Butternut Squash, Leek and Goat Cheese Galette

Messy is OK (it’s “rustic”).

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Peas and Crayons

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash

Your kids will want seconds.

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Damn Delicious

One-Pan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Introducing our weeknight wonder.

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Running to the Kitchen

Garlicky Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach and Ricotta

Single-skillet dinners for the win.

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