6 Fall Favorites Featuring Squash

October 13, 2015
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Nothing screams Fall like a delicious squash. As the leaves are changing and the squash are nice and ripe, we’re taking advantage of all that autumn has to offer—starting with these scrumptious squash meals. Who says you need meat to have a hearty meal? These recipes are all vegetarian (and most vegan), but hearty enough to leave you and your family feeling satisfied.

One: Butternut Squash Kale Tart: This tart is loaded with savory flavors! With the bulk of the tart being butternut squash and kale, you’re loading up on nutrients and deliciousness. Never made a tart before? Don’t worry. The post walks you through every step of the way.

Two: Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberry: Acorn squash is a serious superfood: It’s loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese, folate, Vitamin B complex, copper and tryptophan, and omega-3 fatty acids. We always hear about people cooking their acorn squash with maple syrup and butter, but we love this twist! Stuffing them with walnuts and cranberries boosts the nutrients as well as the amazing flavor.

Three: Creamy (Vegan!) Butternut Squash Linguini with Fried Sage: Creamy, savory, brimming with veggies—perfect comfort food! The combination of vegetable broth, butternut squash, and spices make up the base. Pour that over whole grain pasta and top with fried sage—and you have a perfect autumn meal!

Four: Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls: This makes burritos 10x better. Without the rice and the tortilla, this spaghetti squash burrito bowl is a healthy take on the Mexican classic. Plus, as the blogger points out, the bowl is compostable! Even better.

Five: Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries, Apples and Onions: Our mouths dropped when we saw this incredible combination of fall veggies and fruits. Though this was intended as a side dish, we think its hearty enough for a main dish too! The best part about this dish is that it’s easy to throw together, but impressive enough that everyone thinks you’re a pro.

Six: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup: We love our slow cookers, especially when the weather gets colder! With the fire burning and the blankets snuggling us, the smell from the slow cooker really adds to the cozy feel of the house. This butternut squash soup is perfect for those autumn days!

Here’s to ushering in the crispness of Fall and the beauty of these wholesome, healthy, and delicious meals with the warmth of your family!

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