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Eats & Drinks | This Fall, Show Butternut Squash Some Love

By Kirsten Clark

Since Starbucks kicked off the pumpkin craze with the release of their now classic Pumpkin Spice Latte back in 2003, it seems to reach new heights each fall, and it’s not about to slow down: coffee creamer, cereals, bagels, and beer have all been given the pumpkin treatment in recent years. But what about the lesser celebrated members of the squash family? I, for one, believe it’s high time that the underdog of the squash world, the noble butternut squash, high in antioxidants, Vitamin C,  and potassium, deserves a turn in the spotlight. Check out these six recipes that put butternut squash at center stage, and prove that pumpkins aren’t the only squash worthy of some love this fall.

  1. Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash from Jar of Lemons

Cue the mariachi band, this is a fall fiesta for your mouth.

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  1. Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta from What’s Gaby Cooking

This recipe calls for heavy cream and pasta. Need I say more?

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  1. Butternut Squash Pizza with Kale & Goat Cheese from The Balanced Berry

Replace tomato sauce with butternut squash sauce for a fun fall update on pizza.

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  1. Whole Wheat Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins from The Healthy Foodie

Muffins and fall just go together, don’t you think?

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  1. Velvety Butternut Cinnamon Date Smoothie for Two from Oh She Glows

Fall in a glass. Cheers to a healthy choice!

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  1. Butternut Squash Pie from House of Yumm

Smooth and spicy, the proof is in the pudding pie: butternut squash is a winner.

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Kirsten Clark is a high school English and Social Studies teacher, a reader, a runner, a writer, a lover of good food, and most importantly, a new mom. Kirsten lives in Vermilion, Alberta with her husband, and since welcoming a baby boy last December, she is embracing the new adventure of motherhood with all of its ups and downs. She occasionally blogs at shelooksforadventure.com, and posts regularly on Instagram @kirstenlanae. Find her on Twitter also.

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1 Comment on Eats & Drinks | This Fall, Show Butternut Squash Some Love

  1. This is super inspiring! Will definitely be making a butternut squash recipe soon (:

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