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butternut squash

Vegetarian

Farro Risotto with Butternut Squash & Ham

This recipe was a bit ambitious for a weeknight in our house, but is a winning combination of creamy farro and Parmesan cheese, grated butternut squash, and (perfect for holiday leftovers) diced ham. Farro contains the same amount of calories as rice, but more fiber and protein, so it’s a great nutritional choice.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour
Vegetarian

Butternut Lasagna

If you’re looking for a nice, fall- or holiday-inspired main dish, try this vegetarian lasagna. Layers of sliced butternut squash, puréed pumpkin, crème fraîche, fontina, noodles, and sage make this a decadent dish worthy of Thanksgiving or dinner for friends.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Poultry

Guy’s Sheet Pan Sausage, Polenta, & Butternut Squash

This was another of Guy’s solo-parenting sheet pan suppers. Combine Italian turkey sausage, sliced packaged polenta, cubed butternut squash, and sliced mushrooms on one sheet pan, and bake.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Puréed butternut squash, black beans, and plenty of cheese make these enchiladas a creamy and decadent vegetarian main dish.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Soups

Roasted Chicken & Butternut Squash Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes. Arrange cubed onion and butternut squash on a baking sheet, and top with chicken thighs. Roast everything together, then blend the vegetables into the soup and add the chopped chicken meat.

The chicken juices and butternut add a delicious richness to the soup. I always double this recipe so that it makes dinner for several nights.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 2 hours
Soups

Juliette’s Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

A great holiday bird deserves a great second act. Use the leftovers for this fantastic soup.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Vegetarian

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut squash is one of my favorite foods, and I love any opportunity to make it the star of a meal. For this dish, roast diced butternut squash with maple syrup and dried cranberries, and then dress it with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, shallots, and Dijon mustard. Combine with arugula, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes