When autumn arrives we all go a little pumpkin-crazy.
But this season we're turning our attention to the smaller and sweeter variety of squash – butternut squash. The versatile vegetable is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and is ideal for beefing up soups, curries and pies. There's nothing this humble veg can't do.
So, to really make the most of this squash, try some of our recipes below...
warm butternut squash and chorizo salad
Roast squash is perfect for making salads a whole lot heartier – and with added chorizo, roasted red onion and crunchy walnuts, this Insta-worthy dish serves an impressive six diners. And yes, it really is as tasty as it looks!
Curried butternut squash soup
Topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, this warming curried butternut squash soup is smooth, spicy and delicious. Serve it with warm bread and a cool dollop of yogurt to really enjoy this to the max.
Butternut Squash Wellington
Pull out all the stops for dinner guests with this majestic butternut squash wellington. Using readymade pastry keeps prep-time down, while a couple of tablespoons of pesto packs in the flavour. Plus, did we mention this works out as 73p per seving? Divine!
vegetarian chilli-stuffed butternut squash
Does it get any more autumnal than this vegetarian chilli-stuffed butternut squash recipe? We think not. Serve these all-veggie boats with soured cream and lime wedges – delish.
Butternut Squash and spinach curry
Using frozen butternut squash and whole leaf spinach, this tasty curry is perfect for those weeknights when prep-time is in short supply. You'll also be pleased to know that this recipe freezes well, so if you make up a batch you can freeze it and look forward to a quick and easy dinner in an instance.
Chicken and red pepper stir-fry with butternut squash noodles
Look at this colour-packed dish! Substituting noodles for ready-spiralised butternut squash noodles, this is a lighter twist on the all-time family favourite – the humble stir fry. This version serves four people and could be made veggie-friendly by leaving out the chicken.
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