If you're wondering what to serve with roasted butternut squash, I'll give you 32 options in this blog post. I can recommend hearty salads, more roasted vegetables, and delicious main dishes.
Roasted butternut squash is a tasty and nutritious side dish that goes well with many other dishes. Butternut squash is easy to roast and can be used in several ways, from cubes to mashed, to pureed.
When you're trying to prepare an easy weeknight dinner, start with my simple roasted butternut squash recipe and then choose from this list of delicious sides - from homemade ravioli, to hummus, to oven-roasted vegetables.
Meal planning can be a tricky task but I like to break it down into simple categories. What do I want to eat and what flavors do I want to include?
When deciding on what to eat with my roasted butternut squash recipe, I think about flavor. Do I want something super savory with thyme and rosemary? Something Tex-Mex inspired with chipotle chili powder?
Or maybe I'll toss it in a grain bowl and add some roasted salmon or crispy fried oyster mushrooms.
Browse the list below for some fabulous side dish ideas!
How do you Roast Butternut Squash?
Read my full blog post about roasting butternut squash for more tips, step-by-step photos, and a video tutorial.
To roast squash:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Peel the squash and then cut it half lengthways.
- Scoop out the seeds.
- Cut the squash into cubes.
- Toss the cubes in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add any other seasoning you like.
- Roast on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes or until fork tender.
8 Recipes to use Roasted Butternut Squash in
Butternut squash is so versatile you can use it in recipes like a hummus, or alongside other recipes on your dinner table.
I have a few favorite ways to use butternut squash and first on my list is in my curried butternut squash hummus. The sweet squash pairs so well with savory curry powder in my silky smooth hummus recipe.
You can also use butternut squash in veggie burger recipes, in soup recipes, in pasta sauce, or by just adding the roasted cubes to your favorite pasta dish.
To use butternut squash in hummus recipes, roast it until tender (instructions above), and then simply add it to a food processor with your other ingredients. Roasted butternut squash adds a sweet, slightly caramelized flavor to your hummus.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate more vegetables (and a variety!) into your diet is with grain bowls. Meal-prepping a bunch of vegetables, grains and proteins will set you up for an entire week. Try this with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and salad greens.
Simply add the roasted squash to either one of my grain bowl recipes.
Instead of using mashed sweet potato in my ravioli recipe, try mashed butternut squash instead. Roast the squash and then mash it with a fork before letting it cool and using it in this recipe.
My Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup is absolutely packed with vegetables and butternut squash would be a great addition to this easy recipe.
To use squash in either of these pasta recipe, just sub it in for the same amount of mashed pumpkin the recipes call for.
Again, the sweet potato in this recipe can easily be substituted with squash. You can roast the squash first for more depth of flavor or simply boil it cubed like the recipe directs.
10 Vegetables Recipes to go with Butternut Squash
Butternut squash goes well with other vegetables and can make a great lunch or light dinner tossed into a salad, or as a platter of a bunch of roasted vegetables - yum!
Try roasting your squash with chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Add the seasoned and roasted squash to a fall salad or on the side of roasted brussels sprouts.
Add the roasted hot squash into this risotto recipe at the end or serve it on the side.
Serve your roasted squash with even more roasted vegetables. Try sweet and spicy Brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables, or fried oyster mushroom. Serve a dipping sauce on the side like a lemon tahini sauce.
You can add the roasted butternut straight into a salad like this fall inspired salad or this easy lentil salad.
14 Main Course Recipes
If you're looking for a main dish to serve your roasted veg with, find something delicious on this list of entrees.
My butternut squash burgers add the squash right into the patties for a subtle, sweet flavor.
Squash and this turkey breast or cranberry chicken would be great served for a holiday meal. Try it paired with browned butter mashed potatoes!
The sweet and earthy flavor of the squash would be a great contrast in taste served on the side of savory braised chicken thighs or spaghetti with bacon.
I hope you found a bunch of new recipes to try on this list. If you like this type of post, read my What to Serve with Ravioli blog post for more easy family dinner ideas.
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