Top 20 Winter Squash Recipes

Winter squash is the best, right?

It’s delicious, of course (we bet you probably already knew that), but it also contains a load of nutrients that are anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and digestive-supportive. Squash is a rich source of the antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin A, and harnesses its anti-inflammatory powers from a group of phytochemicals called cucurbitacins (say that three times fast).

During the fall and winter, there are a variety of winter squashes available: butternut, delicata, acorn, spaghetti, hubbard, pumpkin and more. These gorgeous beauties entice us with their hues and stripes, from pale yellow to green to the brightest of oranges. Ask your farmers what their favourite squash is and how they like to cook it – you might learn about a new type of squash and a fabulous way to eat it!

Some people are put off by the process of lugging, peeling, de-seeding and chopping squashes (sometimes you need a really, really big knife!), but the end result is worth the effort. If you are wary of the slicing and dicing, simply pop your squash in the oven and roast it first – this makes it way easier to cut and scoop out the goodness inside.

To get your squash inspiration going, we’ve curated our top 20 favourite winter squash recipes. However you use it, we sincerely hope that winter squash makes it into your kitchen, stat!

That Clean Life

Vegan Mac and Cheese

 

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Creamy butternut squash cheese sauce and pasta topped with almond breadcrumbs? Yeah, we’re in. The perfect fall and winter comfort food!


The Primal Desire

Paleo Thai Green Curry

 

Thai Green Curry in Turban Squash

A delicious curry where you can eat the bowl. That means no dishes to wash – sweet, no?


Fork and Beans

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Quinoa Doughnuts

 

Mummy Pumpkin Quinoa Doughnuts

These adorable gluten-free and vegan doughnuts are perfect for your next Halloween party.


Cooking For Kiwi and Bean

Vegan Delicata Squash Fries

Maple Garlic Delicata Squash Oven Fries

Crispy golden oven fries with the health benefits of winter squash. Everyone wins with this recipe!


Contentedness Cooking

Vegan Butternut Squash Pizza

 

Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted squash makes the perfect topping for this gluten-free and vegan pizza recipe.


This Runner’s Recipes

Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Gluten-free Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

The delicate strands of spaghetti squash are the ideal gluten-free alternative to pasta or noodles.


Pickled Plum

Spaghetti squash yaki soba

Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba

Asian flavours are the highlight of this veggie-packed dish that uses spaghetti squash instead of udon noodles.


Food Fitness Fresh Air

 

Kabocha Squash Buddha Bowl

Fall Veggie Buddha Bowl

This dish features kabocha squash and packs the punch from some of our other favourite fall veggies (hello, beets). It’s all topped with a creamy vegan dill tahini sauce, the savory icing on the cake.


Sondi Bruner Consulting

Butternut Squash Breakfast Congee

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Breakfast Congee

Yes, you can have congee for breakfast! This easy recipe contains a mix of gluten-free grains, mashed butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms.


Sagely Sweet

Stuffed Pumpking

Pumptercorn: The Vegetarian Turkducken

Say whaaat?! We’re fascinated by this recipe that features a pumpkin stuffed with acorn squash stuffed with butternut squash. For a gluten-free and vegan variation, use a gluten-free grain and almond milk.


The Indie Broccoli

Grain-Free Kabocha Squash Bread

Grain-Free Kabocha Squash Bread

A hearty, grain-free bread that highlights autumn spices such as ginger, cardamom and nutmeg.


Southernboy Dishes

Dairy-Free Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Winter Squash Soup

We just want to dive into this simple and elegant soup that uses a variety of squashes, coconut milk and candied ginger.


Meghan Telpner

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cake

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake

We love the costumed shenanigans ACN director Meghan Telpner gets into with her dad. This gluten-free and dairy-free pumpkin cake is ultra delicious and easy to make!


Happy Belly Foodie

 

Gluten-Free Stuffed Squash

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushrooms

Acorns are cute and round vessels that can hold your favourite fillings, such as this wild rice and mushroom hash.


Dishing Up the Dirt

 

Vegan Smoothie Bowls

Butternut Molasses Smoothie Bowls

A sweetly spiced dairy-free and vegan smoothie bowl that will keep you feeling full until lunchtime.


Emilie Eats

Vegan Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry

A warm and cozy vegan pumpkin curry served with buckwheat. Grab a spoon and go for it!


The Healthy Foodie

Dairy-Free Acorn Squash Wedges

 

Maple Date and Walnut Oven Roasted Acorn Squash

These pretty acorn squash wedges are amazing as an appetizer or side dish at any healthy soiree.


Petite Canteen

Vegan Squash and Kale Salad

Roasted Delicata Squash and Quinoa Salad

Roasted squash adds a hearty, sweet touch to your favourite salad recipes. This beautiful version uses kale, but you can easily substitute your favourite green in here instead.


Delightful Adventures

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free and Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

You simply cannot go wrong with a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin. That’s a fact. This one is gluten-free and vegan, to boot!


Happy Healthy Mama

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups

 

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups

Take your breakfast on the go with these portable gluten-free and dairy-free pumpkin oatmeal cups.


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One responses to “Top 20 Winter Squash Recipes

  1. Donald Bibbero

    Holy Cow!
    I don’t even know where to begin….
    Thank you, Thank you!

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