Top-Rated Butternut Squash Recipes

Creamy soups, savory sides, and even a pizza—butternut squash shines in these delicious fall recipes.

Risotto with Butternut Squash, Pancetta, and Jack Cheese
Randy Mayor

Butternut Squash Recipes

Of all the winter squashes, butternut squash is the easiest to work with; it has thin skin and can be easily peeled with a vegetable peeler. Its dense flesh and robust flavor work well in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory. Here, find our top-rated recipes voted by Cooking Light fans.

This easy-to-make risotto is buttery, sweet, and creamy. While the pancetta makes it a savory meat-lovers' meal, momsdecoop also suggests making it vegetarian friendly, “This is a recipe I crave all the time and I don't have to feel guilty about it! I eliminated the pancetta and used veggie stock to serve this dish to vegetarians. They loved it.”

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