10 Squash Recipes to Try This Fall, Including Vegan Mac and Cheese

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If you love fall, but you’re tired of all things pumpkin spice, this is your sign to try squash-based recipes. While pumpkin is typically the go-to fall flavor, squash is just as delicious and will satisfy your autumn cravings.

Both squash and pumpkin are members of the gourd family, and there are so many other veggies in that group that can be added to your favorite meals. For example, acorn squash, butternut squash, and spaghetti squash are all great ingredients for healthy fall recipes.

If you’re looking for some new meals to try, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or an omnivore, there’s something for everyone. Here are some delicious squash recipes to serve up this season.

10 Delicious Squash Recipes to Try

1. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Photo: The Simple Veganista

This dairy-free squash recipe swaps out the cheese in mac and cheese for butternut squash, creating a lighter dish without compromising creaminess. Plus, the sauce is freezer-friendly, so you can make it in big batches for meal prepping.

2. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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Soup is the perfect fall food! This creamy squash recipe works perfectly as a side or as a meal on its own, and it pairs well with a tossed salad or fresh bread. It can even be tailored to your liking. Try blending the soup into a broth or keeping it chunky like a stew.

3. Summer Squash Sauté

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This sauté can be made in under 20 minutes—aka perfect for those days when you want something healthy but aren’t in the mood to cook. With just a few simple ingredients and key seasonings, you can whip up this recipe in no time.

4. Stuffed Butternut Squash

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Photo: Well Plated

This squash recipe has a great mix of ingredients: feta cheese, quinoa, garlic, and kale. What’s perfect about stuffed dishes is how low-waste they are! This one uses two whole squashes and can serve four people.

5. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

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Another dish that’s super easy to make is honey-roasted butternut squash, with the main ingredients being honey and squash. The sweetness of the honey softens and caramelizes the squash, and it’s the perfect side for any family dinner. You can even add cinnamon on top.

6. Skillet Chicken and Squash

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Skillet meals are an easy way to add variety to your cooking. This squash recipe uses the juices from the chicken—plus some key herbs—to give your squash a great new flavor. It can be made in about 30 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to cook a side dish.

7. Squash Biscuits with Cheese

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Photo: Caroline’s Cooking

Want to amp up your savory biscuit game? This recipe infuses the subtle flavor of squash with the sharpness of gruyère cheese. Not only do these biscuits taste good, but you can also make them in under an hour.

8. Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Photo: Minimalist Baker

This dish just looks festive. The combination of butternut squash and fusilli slathered in a cashew-based Alfredo sauce is mouth-watering. You’ll likely want to make the flavorful dish multiple nights a week.

9. Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Photo: Damn Delicious

If you love savory meals, this is the squash recipe for you. This meal calls for spaghetti squash, which can be used as a substitute for pasta, or you can simply add it to the dish. Either way, it’s seafood-filled goodness!

10. Squash and Crab Bisque

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Photo: Gimme Some Oven

Seafood stew is another autumn staple. Add some new flavors to this classic bisque recipe by adding cubed butternut squash. This dish is also perfect for serving large groups or saving for leftovers.

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These recipes are delicious, easy to make, and perfect for autumn!

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