We all love pumpkin in the fall, but let’s show some love to the other amazing winter squashes out there! There’s SO much to love about creamy butternut squash, versatile spaghetti squash, acorn squash, and the list goes on! We’re sharing 30+ of our BEST winter squash recipes to help you expand your seasonal menus and enjoy the bountiful harvest. From squash basics to salads, soups, and delicious mains, scroll through to see them all (and pick your favorite)!
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How to Cut Butternut Squash
A visual, step-by-step tutorial on how to cut butternut squash! Plus, several ways to put your squash to use once it’s chopped.
Roasted Butternut Squash
Easy roasted butternut squash with instructions on how to peel, chop, season, and roast to perfection. Optional seasonings included for more flavor. Perfect for adding to salads, bowls, wraps, and more! Just 30 minutes required.
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
An easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to cook spaghetti squash. The perfect base for things like lasagna, pasta dishes, soups, and more!
How to Roast Pumpkin
An easy-to-follow recipe for how to roast pumpkin and make homemade pumpkin purée! Perfect for pies, soups, pastas, and more!
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
An easy, step-by-step tutorial for how to roast your own pumpkin seeds! Versatile with what seasonings you add, but crunchy and delicious every time.
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash (20 Minutes!)
The fastest, easiest way to make spaghetti squash is in the Instant Pot! Let us show you how easy this 20-minute, 1-ingredient, 1-pot recipe really is!
Sides & Salads
Butternut Squash Hummus
Savory, 10-ingredient butternut squash hummus with garlic, parsley, and cumin. A creamy, flavorful dip that’s perfect for fall.
Roasted Squash Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot and Balsamic Reduction
An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Squash & Pecan Salad
A sweet and savory squash + sweet potato salad with coconut sugar pecans and pomegranate molasses dressing! A simple but impressive 9-ingredient side dish that’s perfect for the holiday season.
Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
A warm salad made with roasted butternut squash, cranberries, spinach, and candied pecans. Healthy, filling, and a perfect take-along lunch or side for fall and holiday gatherings.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
The PERFECT butternut squash soup with plenty of natural sweetness, a bit of spice, and unbelievably creamy texture. Simple methods and just 10 ingredients required for this dreamy soup perfect for the holidays and beyond!
Creamy Fall Soup in Acorn Squash Bowls
10-ingredient creamy fall soup with carrots and butternut squash in roasted acorn squash bowls. The ultimate healthy comfort food this fall and winter.
1-Pot Pumpkin Yellow Curry
Easy, 1-pot Pumpkin Curry with yellow curry paste, coconut milk, fresh vegetables, and pumpkin. A simple yet satisfying plant-based, gluten-free dinner!
1-Pot Butternut Squash Quinoa Chili
Incredibly delicious, 1-pot chili with butternut squash, fire-roasted tomatoes, quinoa, and two kinds of beans! Hearty, flavorful, and so easy to make!
1-Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
A fusion of Thai flavors and classic chili, this 1-pot pumpkin black bean soup is perfect for colder months. It’s nutritious, easy to make, versatile, and incredibly satisfying.
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.
Tom Kha Gai Butternut Squash Soup
Tom kha gai soup with a twist. Butternut squash purée makes it creamy and luxurious and doubles the flavor. Warm, gingery, spicy, and the perfect vegan, GF-friendly soup to warm your weary bones.
Simple Pumpkin Soup
A simple, 8-ingredient pumpkin soup that’s savory and made completely from scratch! Healthy, satisfying, and perfect for chillier weather.
Butternut Squash & Miso Brussels Sprouts Nourish Bowl
A vibrant and versatile nourish bowl with roasted butternut squash, caramelized miso Brussels sprouts, and stir-fried grains and greens. Top it off with our rich and complex garlicky tahini sauce for the ultimate plant-based meal. Just 30 minutes required!
Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash
Roasted stuffed butternut squash makes the perfect plant-based entrée or side for the holiday season (and beyond). Stuffed with quinoa, kale, and mushrooms; 10 ingredients required; and incredibly flavorful!
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Flavorful, wholesome spaghetti squash pasta sautéed with onion and garlic and mixed with a cheesy cashew ricotta-style cheese! The perfect 9-ingredient side or entrée when topped with vegan meatballs!
Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
Incredibly flavorful roasted butternut squash pasta with garlicky alfredo sauce and optional shiitake bacon. Savory-sweet, comforting, 10 simple ingredients required! Naturally plant-based and gluten-free.
Herbed Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Bake
A sweet potato and squash bake inspired by Spanish tortilla! Infused with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs. A hearty, delicious, gluten-free side dish!
Saucy Portobello & Butternut Squash Tacos
Insanely saucy and delicious portobello mushroom and butternut squash tacos. Hearty, healthy, and ready in less than 30 minutes. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner.
Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas
Simple butternut squash black bean enchiladas made from scratch with just 10 ingredients! A savory, satisfying plant-based meal even picky eaters will love.
Savory Teff Crepes with Miso Squash Filling
Savory, Ethiopian-inspired teff crepes with a nourishing miso and roasted vegetable filling. Gluten-free, plant-based, and perfect for fall. Just 9 ingredients required!
Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce
Simple, 30-minute delicata squash bake with toasted hazelnuts, pomegranate arils, and a maple-tahini sauce! The perfect plant-based Thanksgiving side dish.
Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry
An easy, colorful stir-fry with spaghetti squash noodles, flavorful tofu, and tons of fresh veggies! Just 10 ingredients required for this plant-based main or side!
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bake
Flavorful, hearty 10-ingredient Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bake with simple tofu ricotta and vegan parmesan cheese! A plant-based meal that’s perfect for fall and winter!
Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza
10-ingredient pizza that’s perfect for late summer and fall. Butternut squash sauce adds a colorful, savory-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fiber, and protein. A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.
Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Basil Pesto
A simple, 9-ingredient spaghetti squash pasta with sun-dried tomato and basil pesto! A light, plant-based meal that’s perfect for fall and winter.
Roasted Squash Bowl with Jalapeño Queso
A versatile Mexican-inspired bowl with butternut squash, peppers, and vegan queso sauce! Just 10 ingredients required for this satisfying plant-based meal.
Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Garlicky Alfredo Sauce
This unbelievably creamy, 5-ingredient alfredo sauce marries perfectly with tender spaghetti squash for the ultimate comfort meal that’s deceptively healthy and simple. Just 8 ingredients required!
Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Mash
A healthier sweet potato casserole with butternut squash, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped with toasted, lightly sweetened pecans. The perfect side dish for fall and holiday gatherings.
If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!