As the days grow colder, grocery stores populate with all kinds of winter squashes. With bright oranges, greens, and yellows all in various shapes and sizes, squashes are an amazing addition to any diet. Squashes are some of our favorite superfoods here at SkinnyMs. They’re low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with essential nutrients.
Below are 15 Dinner Recipes Using Winter Squash that prove just how versatile they can be. You can make curries, soups, and even lasagna! Next time you’re out grocery shopping, pick up your favorite winter squash and test out one of these 15 delicious recipes.
1. Spinach Butternut Squash Lasagna
With layers of creamy butternut squash puree, fresh spinach, and crumbled ricotta cheese, this lasagna is a healthy delicacy you just have to try.
2. Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
Simple yet delicious, this seasoned butternut squash is a great side dish to serve with meat. Their texture is similar to cubed, roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes, but butternut squash is lower in calories and carbs.
3. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash and potatoes mix with black beans, white beans, and a variety of vegetables in this hearty crockpot soup. This recipe takes about 6-8 hours in the crockpot. It’s ideal for cooking overnight or while you’re at work.
4. Pumpkin & Black Bean Burgers
A pumpkin burger patty? Unlike any burger you’ve seen before, these vegan gluten-free patties are made with black beans, brown rice, and pumpkin puree. They’re high in fiber and contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
5. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus
If you have some canned pumpkin, Tahini, and spices, you can made this smooth and creamy pumpkin hummus. It’s ideal for holiday parties or family dinners.
6. Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole
Vegetarian enchiladas can be more than just cheese. This recipe uses canned pumpkin, black beans, and salsa verde to give you a flavor profile rich with zesty excitement.
7. Stuffed Delicata Squash with Apples and Sausage
These delicata halves are stuffed with savory Italian sausage, sweet gala apples, celery, onion, and topped with unsweetened dry coconut. The resulting flavor profile is restaurant-worthy. This recipe is gluten-free and Paleo-friendly.
8. Turkey Stuffed Delicata Squash
For a different kind of stuffed squash, try this turkey recipe. Full of lean ground turkey, scallions, garlic, tomato, and fresh spinach, the variety of vegetables in this recipe delivers a wide range of nutrients. With only ten minutes of prep and half an hour to cook, it’s a fast and easy dinner recipe you can make any day.