16 Fabulous Squash Recipes

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If you are looking for some delicious and nutritious winter squash recipes to brighten and fill your table this season, you’ve come to the right place!

photo collage of vegan squash recipes

Fall is my favorite time of the year for many reasons. One of those reasons is winter comfort food that is all about hearty casseroles and stews bursting with deep, rich, mouth-watering flavors.

Shopping for winter squash

You know the weather is changing and fall is upon us when store shelves are stocked with plump colorful winter squash like butternut, acorn, spaghetti, and other squash varieties.

The sight of all that deep orange, green, and yellow has always excited me as I stroll the grocery store aisles and contemplate baking, roasting, and caramelizing those beauties with some of my favorite spices.

2 whole raw acorn squash on a cutting board with knife

Nutrition in squash

Not only are they delicious but winter squash also delivers a good dose of potassium, beta-carotene, and other phytonutrients and antioxidants that help our bodies’ immune systems during the toughest time of the year.

Loads of nutrients that are anti-inflammatory and digestive-supportive are packed into these bundles of deep colorful fruit. Yes, you heard that right, FRUIT.

cast iron baking pan with 4 stuffed acorn squash

Botanically, squash is a fruit

Fruits contain seeds and develop from the flowers of a plant. On the other hand, vegetables are a plant’s roots, stems or leaves.

Not everyone agrees with these botanical definitions, but they’re used widely to distinguish between fruits and vegetables. (NCBI)

All types of squash have seeds and come from the flowering part of plants. In fact, edible flowers even grow out of squash and are known as squash blossoms.

Therefore, squash is considered a fruit.


Delicious winter squash recipes

Below are 16 mouthwateringly fabulous recipes that you must try this year. These versatile lovely winter squash recipes can be enjoyed as a main dish or as a hearty side dish.

Some of my friends–and your favorite plant-based oil-free bloggers–have contributed to this list of squash recipes that your fall and Thanksgiving guests will be overjoyed about.

We’ve got it all–everything squash-related! Baked squash recipes, butternut squash recipes, roasted acorn squash, and even instructions on how to bake acorn squash whole.

So pull out those casserole dishes and stockpots, fire up the stove, and get cooking!

Yellow Spaghetti Winter Squash Ready to Cook

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17 Fabulous Squash Recipes

Whether served as a main dish or a hearty side dish, these fabulous winter squash recipes from some of your favorite plant-based bloggers are going to be a hit with your family and guests. Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.

About Terri Edwards

Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy.  I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…

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