40 Recipes to Squash Your Hunger

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It’s squash season! But that’s not really a big deal, ’cause it’s always squash season or whatever. I mean, I am always seeing squash in the store. Big squash! Little squash! Tender squash! Squash so solid it thumps when you hit it with your hand! And each squash has its own magical powers and preferred methods of being cooked, which is a total delight. What a family! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! Here’s how to enjoy those suckers all-year round, whether you’re lookin’ to fry ’em, sautee ’em, or eat right out of ’em.


1. Cheesy Chipotle Spaghetti Squash

Cheesy Chipotle Spaghetti Squash


2. Mashed Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Rosemary

Mashed Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Rosemary


3. Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash


4. Roasted Shrimp Over Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Shrimp Over Spaghetti Squash


5. Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Mushrooms

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Mushrooms


6. Buttery & Sweet Roasted Squash Mash

Buttery & Sweet Roasted Squash Mash


7. Roasted Delicata Squash with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

ROASTED DELICATA SQUASH WITH MEYER LEMON VINAIGRETTE


8. Leek, Squash and Broccoli Pie

Leek, squash and broccoli pie


9. Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries


10. Vegan Red Lentil Stuffed Acorn Squash

Vegan Red Lentil Stuffed Acorn Squash


11. Baked Sriracha Spaghetti Squash with Turkey

Baked Sriracha Spaghetti Squash with Turkey


12. Salmon and Summer Veggies in Foil

Salmon and Summer Veggies in Foil


13. Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


14. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta


15. Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash


16. Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup


17. Roasted Delicata Squash with Baby Kale and Balsamic Molasses Vinaigrette

Roasted Delicata Squash with Baby Kale and Balsamic Molasses Vinaigrette


18. Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan

Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan


19. White Bean Chicken Chili with Butternut Squash

White Bean Chicken Chili with Butternut Squash


20. Kale Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash

Kale Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash


21. Butternut Squash and Sausage Stuffed Shells

BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SAUSAGE STUFFED SHELLS


22. Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry


23. Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto


24. Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash


25. Cheesy Pesto Chicken Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Cheesy Pesto Chicken Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


26. Delicata Squash and Sage Biscuits

Delicata Squash and Sage Biscuits


27. Bursted Tomato & Pesto Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Bursted Tomato & Pesto Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe


28. Cranberry, Butternut And Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos

Cranberry, Butternut And Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos


29. Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna

Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna


30. Butternut Squash Stuffed Mushrooms With Goat Cheese And Balsamic Glaze

Butternut Squash Stuffed Mushrooms With Goat Cheese And Balsamic Glaze


31. Roasted Parmesan Garlic Acorn Squash

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Acorn Squash


32. Summer Squash and Corn Chowder

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder


33. Yellow Squash Fritters

Yellow Squash Fritters


34. Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash

Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash


35. Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza


36. Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips


37. Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash


38. Squash and Onions

Squash and Onions


39. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese


40. Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole

Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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11 Comments

  1. My favorite is sautéed onion, bacon, leek and squash with a bit of parmesan or cheddar on top, maybe with brown rice if the squash is small and I need a bit more to fill me up.

    But that was before this list and I want to try at least half of these….

    Thanks for the round up!

  2. <3 <3 WINTER SQUASH IS THE BEST! I will eat it on a train, I will eat it on a plane. I will eat it in my room, I will eat it in mushrooms. I will eat it with my tea, I will eat it as spaghetti. I will eat it with mac-n-cheese, I will eat it, pretty-please!

    Sorry. I'm a dork.

    I think my favorite is kobocha, or buttercup squash (not to be confused with butternut squash, which has a similar name but a different appearance) – it has a nutty sweet potato-like flavor.

  3. THIS IS NOT FAIR.

    You can’t do this to me right before Thanksgiving because I don’t have the time to make all of these awesome and delicious-sounding and delicious-looking recipes.

    This is just patently unfair how many delicious squash recipes exist.

    (But seriously thanks guys for putting these together. I swear well over half of my bookmarked recipes are ones from the lists you put together or are just the list you put together because all the recipes on them are great)

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