‘Tis the season for squash, and I’m not talking about pumpkin. Butternut squash is pumpkin’s sexier cousin (seriously, check out the shape) and is not to be overlooked. Super versatile and packed with Vitamin A, butternut squash kills it in soups, pastas, and even desserts.

Here’s how to make the most of this squash season:

1. Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme

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Roasted with just a few herbs, this is an easy dish to make ahead of time. Get the recipe here.

 2. Copycat Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup

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All the deliciousness of Panera from the comfort of your own home. Recipe here.

3. Butternut Squash Pasta

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Dress up your pasta with this ridiculously easy recipe here.

4. Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Goat Cheese Galette

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Goat cheese and butternut squash are a match made in heaven. Get the recipe here.

5. Butternut Squash and Feta Muffins

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Use them as a savory breakfast on-the-go or just a yummy snack. Get the recipe here.

6. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese

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This healthy mac ‘n cheese will change your life. Recipe here.

7. Butternut Squash Fritters

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Just 5 ingredients. Check out the recipe here.

8. Butternut Squash Hummus


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Yes, you can even make hummus out of it. You can find the recipe here.

9. Butternut Squash N’oatmeal

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No grains, just warm nuts and squash. Start your day off with this healthy paleo recipe.

10. Butternut Squash Blondies

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Pumpkin desserts are so last year. Up your kitchen game by baking with butternut squash instead. Get the recipe here.

11. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

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Add some cranberries and feta for a sweet and savory side dish. Recipe here.

12. Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

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Layers of gooey cheese, spinach, and squash. Recipe here.

13. Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

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Curl up on a cold day with this hearty vegetarian recipe.

14. Butternut Squash Cupcakes

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With maple cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe here.

15. Butternut Squash Fries

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So much better than potatoes. Recipe here.

16. Sausage and Butternut Squash Frittata

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Make this one for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Recipe here.