Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe with Cider Cream

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Nutty butternut squash is a great veggie alternative for warming autumnal dishes, and also adds richness to meat dishes. Try our easy recipes, from hearty squash lasagne to vibrant salads and curries

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Looking for butternut squash recipes? We have plenty of ideas for stuffed butternut squash and roasted butternut squash as well as squash curry recipes and more midweek meals.

When is butternut squash in season?

Butternut squash is one of the most versatile autumn veg and is in season from September through to Christmas.

Do you need to peel butternut squash?

You don’t need to peel squash – the skin is edible and delicious when roasted but if you are making a mash, soup or adding to a stew it’s best to peel it first. The easiest way is to use a ‘Y’ shaped potato peeler and peel the squash while it is still whole.

How do you prepare butternut squash?

To chop squash you will need a large heavy knife and a secure chopping board (put a damp cloth underneath to steady it). Cut off the slimmer top section then cut the bottom bulbous part in half and scoop out the seeds. You can now cut the squash into the size chunks you need.

How do you cook butternut squash?

Squash can be cooked in loads of different ways. Toss chunks in olive oil and roast, bake slices into a creamy gratin, simmer in stock and whizz to a silky smooth soup or stuff halves and roast for a stunning veggie centrepiece. Check out one of our brilliant ideas below.

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Roast chicken with fregola, squash and sage

Check out our easy roast chicken recipe with crunchy sage and butternut squash. This recipe makes full use of the chicken roasting juices, which are soaked up by the fregola. If you can’t find fregola, substitute with giant couscous or a hearty grain such as pearled spelt or barley.

Chicken and Squash Recipe with Sage and Fregola


Stuffed butternut squash with cider cream sauce

Check out our impressive butternut squash recipe with veggie stuffing and a side of crunchy kale. This veggie main becomes a real centrepiece when carved into slices at the table. Looking for vegetarian entertaining ideas? Try ours here...

Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe with Cider Cream


Thai red curry butternut squash soup

Looking for a flavoursome yet easy soup recipe? Try our punchy thai red curry with butternut squash. Check the ingredients of the thai red curry paste, as some brands contain dried shrimp. More comforting soup ideas to try here...

Thai Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Butternut squash curry with chickpeas

This chickpea and squash coconut curry is a great healthy, vegetarian midweek meal. If you can get it, Alpro coconut milk alternative has less saturated fat and fewer calories than regular coconut milk as it's made with a rice milk base. Try our best vegetarian curry recipes here...

Chickpea and Squash Vegetarian Curry Recipe


Hasselback squash with sesame-honey-sriracha

Check out this super easy roasted butternut squash with sriracha sauce. This hasselback recipe for butternut squash is a simple but great way to spice up your veggies, plus it's low in calories, too.

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Sriracha Sauce


Butternut squash lasagne with smoky sausage

Jazz up this classic family recipe with herby sausages, smoky paprika and oozing mozzarella. Make this flavoursome lasagne for an easy midweek meal.

Butternut Squash Lasagne Recipe with Sausage


Squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg

Try this squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg for a quick and healthy, vegetarian brunch for one under 300 calories.

Squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg


Creamy squash and sage gratin

Check out our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to serve with a hearty roast.

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe with Sage


Gnocchi with squash, amaretti and rocket

Amaretti may seem like a strange addition to a savoury dish, but in this recipe for Gnocchi with squash, amaretti and rocket, the subtle, sweet crunch really works. It's vegetarian and ready in just 30 minutes - perfect for a midweek meal.


Roasted butternut squash salad with kale, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegetarian and, best of all, under 300 calories. It's so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds though, that you'll forget you're being virtuous.


Squash, parmesan and sage galette

This butternut squash galette is a great, easy-to-make veggie option. Serve as a snack or a main with a green salad.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Galette


Squash and sweet potato loaf with chestnuts

Check out this vegan chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf recipe. Precise layering makes this vegan main look really smart, but it’s actually easy to put together. This can be made the day before then heated through before serving.

Vegan Christmas Nut Roast Recipe For Vegetarian Christmas Dinner


Ginger-glazed squash with sesame

This Asian-inspired recipe for ginger-glazed squash with sesame is a great way to make everyday ingredients more exciting. It's packed full of delicious flavours but is under 300 calories and takes just 45 minutes.


Butternut and ricotta pasta with sage brown butter

Put your pasta making skills to the test and impress your guests with this low-calorie recipe for a herby butternut squash and ricotta vegetarian starter that’s taking over from cannelloni.

Butternut and ricotta rotolo with sage brown butter


Roasted squash salad with sweet potato and grains

This is great Sunday night meal prep if you want to cook a batch for lunches during the week. Add crumbled feta or leftover chicken to change things up. Quick, healthy and super delicious.

Tray Roast Squash& Grain Salad

Butternut and pancetta pizettes

These pizzettes use butternut squash purée instead of tomato as their base. Paired with pancetta and sage, they're a delicious twist on a favourite.


Butternut squash, spinach and mascarpone lasagne

This veggie butternut squash, spinach and mascarpone lasagne is a great veggie option. It's so packed full of flavour that even if you're making it for meat-eaters there won't be any complaints.


Squash calzones with kale

Cook in advance and stash these moreish veggie calzones away for an easy midweek meal – simply cook from frozen.

Kale and Squash Calzones Recipe


Potato, squash and sage pie

This recipe for potato, squash and sage pie may take a little longer, but it's super easy and packed full of delicious flavours. It's a great option for a veggie Sunday meal.

Potato, squash and sage pie


Roasted butternut squash salad with soy balsamic dressing

A great-tasting, healthy and satisfying vegetarian dinner of roasted butternut squash and lentils in a soy chilli dressing. Roasting the squash concentrates and sweetens the flavour.


Roasted squash and black bean tacos

These vegetarian roasted squash and black bean tacos make for a great, easy midweek meal. Roasting squash brings out its natural sweetness which balances nicely with the earthy beans.

Roasted squash and black bean tacos


Squash and ricotta croissant wreath

This epic vegetarian entertaining recipe is perfect for when the relatives descend on your home for the holidays. Using Jus-Rol croissant dough from the can reduces the faff and we've even included a video to help you on your way.

Squash and ricotta crossiant wreath


Squash and pancetta squeak with poached eggs

Bubble and squeak is a classic way to use up your leftovers. We have a delicious squash and pancetta squeak that gives plenty of colour and flavour to your dish. Top with poached eggs for a delicious brunch or all-day breakfast idea.


Roasted butternut squash with goat’s cheese

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe - it's been one of our most popular recipes for years! Butternut squash is a delicious vegetable to stuff with tomatoes, peppers, breadcrumbs and then top with cheese. The best part is getting it out of the oven, golden and bubbling.


Butternut squash and gruyère pithivier

This pithivier is a vegetarian centerpiece to impress everyone. The butternut squash and gruyere make a deliciously rich filling for the golden puff pastry.


Butternut squash lasagne

This vegetarian take on a family favourite is perfect if you're trying to cut back on meat, and is ready in just 30 minutes, making it quick enough to cook midweek.

Squash, Ricotta and Sage Vegetarian Lasagne Recipe

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