You’ve likely learned how to roast butternut squash by now, and maybe you even know that the best way to peel it is by microwaving it and using a vegetable peeler. But if you’re just eating this fall favorite as a side dish, you’re missing out on a wealth of dinner ideas where butternut squash really shines.
Butternut squash’s creamy texture works wonderfully in pasta dishes, lending a velvety density and additional nutritional benefits (it’s particularly high in vitamins A and C). It’s also a great addition to chilis, curries and stews. We’ve gathered our favorite recipes below ― give them a try and you’ll see this squash in a whole new way.