7 Squash Recipes You Absolutely Need to Make This Fall

October 14th, 2019


Squash come in many different shapes and sizes, with each possessing their own unique composition, color, taste, and nutritional profile. Some are ideal for savory sides, salads, and appetizers (squash blossoms, chayote, pumpkin); others are destined for a long, slow roast in the oven (acorn, butternut, delicata), while a select few can even replace our favorite carbohydrate — noodles (spaghetti squash, zucchini).

But what these recipes all share in common is that they are the perfect accompaniment or star of your Meatless Monday menu.

So whether you’re a loyal Meatless Monday fan or a new adopter, we’ve compiled a list of some undeniably dynamite seasonal squash recipes that will have you running/driving/rollerblading to the nearest farmer’s market.

 


 

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Ramen with Homemade Vegan Kombu Dashi

Swapping spaghetti squash for ramen noodles adds extra veggies to this flavorful dish, which also features crispy pan-fried tofu, caramelized onions, broccoli, mushrooms and fresh ginger.

 


 

Pomegranate-Smashed Butternut Squash

Need something festive for the changing of the seasons? Pairing the tart pop of pomegranate seeds with the inherent creaminess of butternut squash makes for a dish fit for any holiday table.

 


 

Butternut Squash and Apple Veggie Burgers

Your grill may be closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious meatless burger! These baked burgers combine the sweet and savory flavors of autumn produce for a comforting seasonal dish.

 


 

Golden Pepper and Parmesan Zucchini Pasta

No gluten is required to create this luscious bowl of pasta. Strips of zucchini replace traditional noodles, while diced golden peppers are used instead of the classic canned tomato. The result is a burst of light and bright flavors.

 


 

Roasted Delicata Squash Boats

Delicata squash is just as its name suggests; its delicate exterior makes for a tender and creamy bite that is both rustic and decadent. These roasted delicata squash boats are the perfect vehicle for tender mushrooms and hearty stalks of kale.

 


 

 

Maple Date Pumpkin Porridge

Coziness in a bowl. Hot cereal is simmered with cinnamon, dates, and maple syrup for a combination of flavors that just scream autumn. Pumpkin’s earthiness is a great match for the porridge grain farina. This breakfast will undoubtedly keep you full until lunch.

 


 

Butternut Squash and Spinach Alfredo

Butternut Squash Spinach Alfredo

If you think you’re looking at an ooey gooey cheese sauce, look again! That luscious coating is made from a combination of butternut squash, olive oil, onion, garlic, lemon juice, and a dash of dried sage. This one is truly an Alfredo fit for fall.

 


 

Invite your friends and family to try the flavors of fall with these plant-based recipes. If you’re looking for other meatless recipe inspiration, check out our recipe gallery.

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