What to make with that Butternut Squash!

butternut squash



Every store I’ve gone in this week has had a huge bin of beautiful Butternut Squash on display, selling at the cheapest prices you’ll see all year (currently selling at 99 cents a pound in these parts). There is not a better time to pick up a few. Now you just have to figure out what to make with it.

Butternut squash keep a really long time if stored in a cool, dark place, so stock up and you’ll be enjoying them for months! And they are a great vegetable to have around, as they are (usually) pretty kid-friendly.

Struggle with cutting butternut squash? Yeah, me too! Here’s a great tip. Poke the skin a couple of times with the end of a knife. Pop the whole, un-peeled squash in to the microwave. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes. Remove and allow to cool until you can handle it. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler and cut. It will cut and peel so much more easily!

I think every one has made a butternut squash soup, so I’ll skip recipes for that here. (If you haven’t, I highly recommend my Butternut Squash Soup recipe!). So here are some other great ways to use butternut squash …

Butternut Squash Recipes

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Bread

1. Butternut Squash Bread

Macaroni and Cheese

2. Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Lasagna

3. Butternut Squash Lasagna 1

4. Butternut Squash Lasagna 2

Appetizing Nibbles

5. Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Salad

6. Butternut Squash Family Style Salad

7. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad (scroll down)

Just cut them up and roast them!

8. Roasted Butternut Squash Nuggets

9. Butternut Squash and Fall Vegetables Spaghetti

Risotto

10. Butternut Squash Risotto with Sugared Walnuts

11. Bacon and Butternut Squash Risotto

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