fall squash

One of the season’s most versatile vegetables is back and better than ever! Here are our ten favorite ways to cook with fall squash.  

Fall squash recipes

1. Penne Pasta & Delicata Squash with Kale & Ricotta Cheese

Unlike many cool-weather squash, delicata squash has skin that is tender enough to eat, which makes for easy prep.

squash pasta

2. Butternut Squash Pasta with Romaine & Apple Salad

Fresh rosemary, fried until deliciously fragrant and crispy, contrasts wonderfully with the sweetness of the roasted butternut squash in this satisfying pasta dish.

fall squash pasta

3. Stuffed Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Broccoli & Pickled Raisins

Here, we’re roasting and stuffing delicata squash (a particularly sweet, tender variety) with a nutty, savory filling of red quinoa, sautéed broccoli, and tangy goat cheese.

butternut squash risotto

4. Spaghetti Squash Marinara with Mushrooms & Garlic Knots

Spaghetti squash is a culinary wonder: once cooked, its flesh transforms into delicately sweet, spaghetti-like strands perfectly suited for a savory red sauce.

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5. Fall Squash Risotto with Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts

This easy autumn risotto is one of our favorite butternut squash recipes for fall. It pairs the dish’s rustic northern Italian roots with a few sophisticated, seasonal touches.

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6. Roasted Acorn Squash with Couscous Salad & Dressed Pea Shoots

Top off a delicious grain or pasta with roasted acorn squash. In this dish, dried apricots and carrots sautéed with vibrant Aleppo pepper lend the fluffy couscous welcome texture and pops of delicious flavor.

roasted fall squash

7. Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas with Green Tomato Salsa & Lime Crema

A Mexican street-food favorite turns into an autumnal delight with these tasty butternut squash-filled empanadas.

squash empanada

8. Shokichi Squash Pasta with Walnuts, Sage & Kale

We’re warmly welcoming fall with this recipe, which combines two comfort food staples: hearty pasta and robust, cool-weather squash.


9. Butternut Squash & Gouda Casserole with Rigatoni, Brussels Sprouts & Chestnut Breadcrumbs

On top, a crispy crust made with Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs and—for a seasonal twist—sweet roasted chestnuts adds delicious crunch and flavor.


10. Squash & Spinach Pizza with Caramelized Onion & Honey-Black Pepper Ricotta

This sophisticated veggie pie has it all—including some of the fall’s best produce.

squash pizza

Check out our guide to spaghetti squash for even more recipe ideas.