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How to Cook Butternut Squash: 8 Recipes Worth Trying

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How to Cook Butternut Squash: 8 Recipes Worth Trying

Butternut squash is the darling of autumn. Compared to other winter squash, butternuts are a breeze to peel and easy to recognize due to their seductive guitar shape. They are also incredibly delicious in an array of dishes.

We've hand-picked eight gourmet butternut squash recipes that highlight the diversity of this fall vegetable. You can use butternut squash in practically anything from soups and risottos to salads, pizzas, and even dessert (trust us!).

Take a look below and,  just in case, here is a refresher on how to peel and cut butternut squash.

8 Butternut Squash Recipes You'll Love

Baked Butternut Squash with Pomegranate

Butternut squash gets the royal treatment in this spectacular recipe combining basil pesto, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. This is a great vegetarian and gluten-free side for a holiday meal.

Butternut Squash Soup with Quinoa

Quinoa adds a hearty touch to this silky butternut squash soup prepared with carrots, ginger, and paprika. Fresh mint is the ultimate garnish.

Butternut Squash Muffins

Butternut squash is great for baking and these muffins prove it! You'll love the combination of squash, apple, and walnuts.

Butternut Squash Pizza

Did you know roasted butternut squash makes for a great pizza topping? Especially when combined with gorgonzola and rocket. Try this recipe.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut squash, mascarpone and sage come together in this gourmet ravioli recipe that is perfect for your next dinner party.

Scallops with Butternut Squash

New York chef Michael White shares his recipe for seared scallops with a butternut squash caponata. It's an elegant recipe ideal for entertaining.

Butternut Squash Soup

A dash of curry powder and coconut milk add flavor and creaminess to this easy butternut squash soup recipe.

Butternut Squash Stuffing

Kick up your Thanksgiving celebration with a unique turkey stuffing made with butternut squash, chestnuts and wild rice.

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