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The Best: The Tastiest Ways to Eat Butternut Squash

The Best: The Tastiest Ways to Eat Butternut Squash

Butternut squash, a sweet and nutty winter vegetable, is the star of these creative and comforting recipes.

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1. Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole

Some sugar and spice make this delectable wafer-topped Butternut Squash Casserole everything nice!


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2. Butternut Squash with meringue topping

"Eat your vegetables" has never sounded better, especially with this dreamy Butternut Squash recipe. The sweet vegetable is roasted, mashed with warm milk, melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and then topping with a billowy cloud of marshmallow meringue.


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3. Festive Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf

Boring rice can't possibly compete for attention, and that's why Lisa created this blaring and bejeweled rice pilaf. A trio of classic fall flavors - sweet roasted butternut squash, crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds, tart dried cranberries - jazz up bland white rice. Fragrant garlic and cumin further gussy things up, to say nothing of the unexpected kick delivered by a smidge of cayenne pepper. Forget politics and religion - everyone is going to be talking about this rousing rice.


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4. Butternut Squash Soup with parmesan sage croutons

First, Lisa roasted the squash to bring out the sweetness and add depth of flavor. Second, she restored the health benefits of butternut squash by omitting fats, yet created a creamy and velvety-textured soup. Finally, the master brought sage to the party. Earthy in flavor, this herb worked beautifully in the silky soup and also atop the crunchy Parmesan croutons.


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5. Eggplant & Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Crusty French bread is rubbed with garlic, toasted and then topped with smooth, creamy ricotta and a chunky mixture of caramelized eggplant and butternut squash. Easily prepared in advance and assembled just before guests arrive, nothing says "gracious gourmet" more than a tray of these tasty bruschetta.


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6. Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup


This incredible recipe for roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup covers off our 3 S's of soup: satisfying, scrumptious and simple. Not only does this delicious fall soup warm us from our nose to our toes, but it also brings with it an elegance (making it a perfect party soup recipe) and ease. Topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar croutons, every spoonful is a winner.


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7. Squash Pecan & Pear Salad


One bite of sweet roasted squash, spicy pecans and juicy pears and you won't be able to put your fork down.


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