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

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.
Make butternut squash fries as a healthy alternative.
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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.
Substitute butternut squash for tomato juice in a bloody Mary.
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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.
Healthy butternut squash mac and cheese.
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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.
Butternut squash can be used in desserts too.
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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.
Top cheesy grits with roasted butternut squash.
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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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