This week, everyone's prepping the turkey and working on cranberry sauce, so we decided to go for something a little less traditional. Butternut squash is a great way to add seasonal flavor to any recipe — it's less intense than pumpkin, just as sweet as a sweet potato, and super versatile to boot. Here are five of our favorite recipes from this week.
Butternut Squash Crostini via Home Skillet
These pretty-colored snacks make a perfect fall appetizer or hors d'oeuvre.
Spicy Squash Salad with Arugula, Lentils, and Goat Cheese via The Moveable Feasts
Photo: Amy Mills / The Moveable Feasts
This lunch dish includes a variety of great flavors, colors, and textures.
Butternut Squash Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting via Une Gamine Dans la Cuisine
Photo: Valerie / Une Gamine Dans la Cuisine
For a lighter flavor, swap out pumpkin in baked goods for squash. White chocolate on top gives these cupcakes a hit of rich sweetness.
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto via Deliciously Ella
A great, hearty winter dish that's dairy-free, vegan, and gluten free. This healthier take on risotto uses brown rice and plenty of spices and herbs.
Butternut Squash Pecan Pancakes via Pinch of Yum
Make breakfast truly the most important meal of the day with these special-occasion pancakes. Whole wheat flour and applesauce round out the wholesome ingredient list.
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