5 Butternut Squash Recipes to Upgrade Your Fall

In-season and delicious, butternut squash can go in everything you make this fall
5 Butternut Squash Recipes to Upgrade Your Fall
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Butternut squash is a seasonal and delicious addition to any meal.

Butternut Squash Fries. French fries’ healthier, cuter cousin. Peel butternut squash with a vegetable peeler and use a sharp, sturdy knife to (carefully) cut the squash into fry-size strips.

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Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary. Because who doesn’t love using bacon as a garnish for their cocktails? Use puréed squash and vegetable stock as the base of this seasonal drink.

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Healthy Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash. Sneak in some puréed butternut squash to healthify everyone’s favorite comfort food. Fewer calories, yet still full of flavor.

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Butternut Squash-Apple Cake with Ginger Streusel. A cake for the adventurous baker, this light and moist teacake is made with pantry staples like raisins, butternut squash purée, and vanilla extract.

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Creamy Grits with Roasted Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese. A seasonal take on grits, this vegetarian side dish is hearty enough to serve as a full meal. You can also go in the carnivorous direction and top your grits with some crispy bacon or prosciutto.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.