Enjoying squash is one of the most exciting culinary aspects of autumn and winter. Different varieties of squash are healthy and inexpensive, making them the perfect ingredient for hearty fall dishes. Many recipes made with squash hold up well in the freezer, making them perfect make-ahead meals for weekly dinners or special occasions. Since zucchini is also a member of the squash family, we decided to also include some of our most popular zucchini recipes.
There are many common squash recipes available. Most squash is tasty cut in half and roasted with a bit of olive oil. You can also bake squash and serve the meat as you would mashed potatoes. These simple options take very little time and are a great way to introduce your family to the taste of fresh squash. However, if you are wondering how to enjoy squash, these 17 recipes are a perfect place to begin.
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17 Clean-Eating Recipes with Squash:
1. The Spinach Butternut Squash Lasagna
This legendary recipe puts a healthy spin on everyone’s favorite indulgent Italian dish. It is ideal an ideal dish for dinner parties and family dinners.
2. Oven Baked Zucchini-Chips – Zucchini is considered a summer squash. This yummy snack has been pinned over 78,000 times and continues to be one of our most popular recipes.
3. Clean Eating Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
This is the perfect warm, creamy soup for autumn.
4. Velvety Butternut Squash Casserole
Looking for a dish for family gatherings or pitch-in events this fall? This is perfect for every occasion. Served in the right casserole dish, this tasty take on squash is sure to be a hit!
5. Health Mac and Cheese with Squash
Most people love macaroni and cheese, but it is an indulgence not everyone can afford. This cleaned up version uses healthy substitutes for the dishes most offending ingredients.
6. Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
Looking for a simple way to enjoy autumn squash? This dish allows the fresh squash flavor to shine and is accented with just a few simple ingredients.
7. Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
If you have been searching for a new spin on serving quinoa, this dish could be the answer.
8. Acorn Squash with Apples
What says “autumn” just as much as fresh squash? Apples! This recipe allows you to blend to of the best tastes of fall.
9. Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash
Add a little Mexican flair to your squash craving with this Southwestern style dish.
10. Curry Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted squash is an extremely healthy option, made more so with the addition of turmeric seasoning.
11. Butternut Squash Posole
Tired of run-of-the-mill healthy recipes? This one steps out of the box and provides plenty of bold flavor.
12. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
This simple soup can be assembled in the morning and ready for serving when you arrive home after a busy day at work.
13. Fall Harvest Pizza
Turn pizza into a healthy indulgence with this recipe that incorporates the best fresh foods of autumn.
14. Quinoa Squash Casserole
Casseroles are often loaded with calories and fat. Not this one!
15. Turnips with Butternut Squash
Want to try turnips, but you’re concerned the flavor could be a turn-off. Blend turnips with the mild, nutty flavor of butternut squash to create a very palatable side dish or entree.
16. Eggplant and Zucchini Gratin by Julia Child – This recipe was created by the amazing Julia Child, one of our favorite chefs of all-time!
17. Zucchini Hummus – This recipe fits into a paleo diet or is good for a clean-eating snack.
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