Delectably silky, with a mildly sweet flavor, butternut squash is a vegetable that works well in both sweet and savory dishes. Purée it into soups, roast and toss into salads or bowls, and stuff with a plethora of other delicious ingredients. It’s a very simple vegetable to store and prepare: It will last for months in a cool, dry place and the skin easily cuts away with a potato peeler. In creamy soups, savory sides, and even a pizza—butternut squash shines in these delicious fall recipes.
This twist on pumpkin pie has all the season’s classic spices and is the perfect end to any autumn dish. Eat it straight from the oven or make ahead to bring to a holiday get-together. cdlaub writes, “I made this for Thanksgiving and it was requested again for Christmas."