It’s officially the beginning of fall! This is my absolute favorite season for food. Fall vegetables are now being harvested, meaning it is time for all the vegan butternut squash recipes I can make.
What is butternut squash?
Many people think butternut squash is a small-sized pumpkin, but actually, it is totally different from a pumpkin. The only thing that’s a bit similar is the flavor. It has a slightly sweet, nutty, and earthy flavor that resembles the pumpkin.
Butternut squash has yellowish skin. As you cut it into half, you see a bright orange flesh, and the seeds are at the bottom. The shape remembers a pear, but it is a bit larger. A ripen butternut squash has a deep orange interior, and the flavor is sweeter and richer.
How to choose a butternut squash?
When looking for the fresh butternut squash for the soup, here are a few points you need to remember:
- The stem: Take a look at the stem. It should be perfectly intact, firm, to touch, and deep brown. Anything less than this is not the right choice, especially if you are planning on keeping the vegetable in the refrigerator for some time.
- Color: The perfectly ripe butternut squash should have an orange-beige tone. If you have green or yellow spots, it means it is not fully ripe. Furthermore, the skin should not be shiny; instead, it should have a matte finish.
- Texture: The butternut squash should be firm to touch. You can test its freshness by poking it with your fingernail. If the nail goes in easily, it means the squash is a bad one. The exterior should be quite hard.
Health benefits of butternut squash
Butternut squash is a very nutritional ingredient. Here are a few of its benefits:
- Butternut squash is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
- It is also rich in antioxidants like Thiamine, Niacin, and Pyridoxine. As a result, it protects the body from diseases like cancer, heart diseases, etc.
- It is also rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and manganese.
- It is also low in calories. As a result, it aids in weight loss. That’s because it makes you feel full for longer. So, you don’t feel hungry for a longer time.
- Furthermore, it is also rich in dietary fiber. As a result, it regulates the digestive system of the body.
My easy step by step method is a foolproof way to learn how to peel and chop butternut squash like a pro. Prepare your favorite soups, stews, with butternut squash. As a matter of fact, you can use it in place of pumpkin in your recipes.
During the colder months, fresh butternut squash is found in supermarkets and farmers’ markets. So learning how to peel your own fresh butternut squash is great. Don’t get me wrong, you can find pre-cut butternut squash cubes in supermarkets and frozen ones, but honestly, nothing beats fresh ones for your vegan butternut squash recipes. Learn how to peel and chop butternut squash here!
Vegan Butternut Squash Recipes
One of my favorite fall harvests is butternut squash. It is so versatile and I have made so many creations with it. Below I have some of my favorites list that I’m sure will become your favorites as well.
Thinking of trying a new thanksgiving stuffing, we have just the right recipe for you. Try this delicious butternut squash stuffing. It is easy to make, tasty, flavorsome, and above all, it is vegan.
Thus a perfect way to enjoy a vegan diet during the Thanksgiving or Christmas season. Furthermore, it is also an amazing recipe for Sunday brunch.
Black bean with sweet butternut squash and collard greens make this healthy stew so hearty and comforting!
This Autumn Squash Soup is a creamy yet well-spiced butternut squash soup that just feels like comfort. One of my favorite restaurant items was the Panera autumn squash soup. I decided to recreate this creamy butternut squash soup because I definitely need to share this deliciousness with you all. This autumn squash soup recipe is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Most people consider soups intimidating, time-consuming and settle on eating soups from a can, carton, or restaurant. This Autumn Squash Soup is such a game-changer.
Easy Roasted Butternut Squash is buttery and sweet, add these delicious roasted cubes to your salad, soups, stews, or pasta.
Roasted butternut squash with bold orange flesh with sweet crispy caramelized edges is definitely a delicious treat.
I have always loved butternut squash because it reminds me of Calabasa squash or West Indian pumpkin. As a matter of fact, I often substitute it for butternut squash in recipes.
This Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries is a fall-fabulous dish that will add a lovely twist as a dinner side dish.
Squash becomes a standard in my household during autumn, and this Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries recipe is no exception.
The creamy sweetness of butternut squash, the warmth from the spices, the crunch of the pecans, and the tart of the cranberries make this dish a complexly pleasing experience. It is also easy, quick to make, and very good for you.
Incredibly delicious Jamaican Jerk Butternut Squash Fries. Perfectly seasoned with aromatic spices for an exotic experience of Jamaican cuisine. Easy to prepare and so worth it!
These Jamaican Jerk Butternut Squash Fries are my favorite fries during the colder months. If you are like me, I love regular potato fries but potato fries don’t love my waistline.
For my birthday, I visited one of my favorite Jamaican restaurants in town. We ordered Jamaican Jerk fries for our table and it tasted so good, it was gone in minutes. I told myself that I had to recreate the recipe when I get home.
If you are looking for a creamy, hearty, comforting vegan soup recipe that is delicious and healthy, try this amazingly vegan butternut squash soup recipe.
This Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is hearty, rich, flavorsome, and super easy to make. And above all, you can store it for later days. Whether refrigerate it or freeze it, you can enjoy this soup whenever you want! It is a perfect choice for any winter dinner.
Try this Candied Butternut Squash recipe — A crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving side dish. The sweetness of the maple syrup combined with the pleasant taste and scent of the vanilla and cinnamon and the spice tang of ginger creates a delectably comforting dinner. Everyone wants more!
I’ve got lots of queries for something that’s not sweet potatoes but something equally sweet and nutritious. Butternut squash, candied perfectly, resembles more like sweet potatoes.
Butternut squash coconut curry is one of the easiest, quickest and most tasty dishes that you can prepare in under 30 minutes.
Butternut squash keeps for pretty long on my counter, so I always love to use it to decorate my countertop during the fall season. It helps to add that warm and cozy feeling to our home.
I consider myself to be the queen of making simple and easy curries that are perfect weeknight dishes that the entire family will love!
This amazing tasting Roasted Radicchio and Butternut Squash Salad recipe are absolutely a must try. Roasted Radicchio and Butternut Squash Salad is the perfect winter salad with a burst of flavors. Radicchio roasted to mellow their bitter taste leaving a sweeter appetizing taste paired with sweet roasted butternut squash and creamy avocado is the perfect combo then tossed with a delicious creamy sesame dressing is such a huge hit.
Butternut squash chickpea curry is a vegan, rich, creamy, and utterly delicious curry that is perfect for winter nights. This curry is made from butternut squash and chickpeas. The flavors come from spices that make this curry heart-warming. Serve it with your favorite side to enjoy the rich yet clean flavors.
Before we move to this super easy butternut squash chickpea curry recipe, here is a quick review of everything you need for this tasteful and rich curry.
These comforting Gluten-Free Vegan Butternut Squash Muffins are a little sweet package of fall. Enjoy them for breakfast to make the cool days a bit warmer.
Nothing screams autumn-like butternut squash. It is such a diverse food and is one of my favorites to cook with. I’ve used it in recipes for every meal, and in every course, so muffins aren’t an exception.
Muffins are such a great way to eat something sweet for breakfast and still call it healthy. With a spice mix similar to what you would find in pumpkin pie, these muffins taste like a warm spiced pastry.
It’s getting chilly! I also have lots of butternut squash. This is so delicious and a great substitute for mac and cheese.
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