Butternut squash is more versatile than you think. Below are butternut squash recipes for both sweet and savoury applications. 

Butternut Squash: Sweet and Savoury Applications

Butternut squash, just like pumpkin, is actually more versatile than you think. It’s not only meant for soups and side dishes. So if you have any extra purees or vegetable cutting lying around, try these recipes for both sweet and savoury applications. 

Butternut Squash: Sweet Versions

Butternut Squash Crisp Recipe

By Salted Plains

This butternut squash and apple crisp recipe are both gluten-free and vegan— a dessert ideal for a crowd. If you are looking for a recipe that is suitable for any dietary restrictions without breaking a sweat, then this is for you. This recipe is also perfect for anyone who is not into sickly sweet desserts. It’s sweet but not too sweet. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped coconut cream and enjoy!

Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin

By Bon Appetit

Butternut Squash: Sweet and Savoury Applications

Photo Credit: Bon Appetit

Autumn desserts are all about apples, but winter is all about the winter squash. It’s time to sub your apples with butternut squash for a delicious Tarte Tatin. The preparations are almost the same as your regular apple Tarte Tatin, except that the squash gets pre-cooked in an oven. Don’t worry though, you can still layer the squash into an aesthetically pleasing rosette pattern. 

Butternut Squash Brownies

By Good Cheap Eats

What else can you do with excess butternut squash puree, you ask? Well, Good Cheap Eats thought to make brownies out of it! And trust me, you’d be glad they did! In this recipe, the squash puree stands for oil which makes this brownie more cakey than fudgy. Though the brownies are more cake-like in texture, it is still moist just like any brownies and the flavour remains rich. 

Butternut Squash: Savoury Edition 

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce 

By Savory Simple 

This pasta recipe can be made within 30 minutes, making it a great weekday dinner dish. This recipe is so easy, you would not believe it’s all made from scratch! The parmesan pairs well with the earthiness of the squash and of course, what’s a savoury squash recipe without the addition of sage! 

Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Tart

By Anna Banana 

Butternut Squash: Sweet and Savoury Applications

Photo Credit: Anna Banana

“It requires minimum effort, but delivers great taste” claims Anna or Anna Banana, and she may be right. This tart recipe uses pre-rolled puff pastry and to save you more time, you can also opt for pre-cut squash. You will need to roast the squash first before assembling the tart but you can do this ahead of time by pre-roasting the squash a day or so in advance. Use a high-quality goat cheese for a more elevated tart. 

Hasselback Butternut Squash 

By Platter Talk 

If you’re tired of the same roasted squash recipe and want to level up your side dish game, then this recipe is for you. Not only does it look impressive, but it’s also delicious thanks to the hot and sweet maple glaze. 

Published by HOLR Magazine