I. am. obsessed. with. winter. squash.
There. I said it. Done.
So naturally, I created this epic guide of 50 different paleo, gluten-and-grain-free winter squash recipe ideas for you to make!
I may or may not have not so casually FREAKED out at the farmer’s market two weeks ago when I saw they first had delicata squash, my favorite of all the fall/winter squashes. I have to admit, putting this recipe roundup together was of slightly selfish motivations for me – mostly because I LOVE squash and I want to make all of the delicious recipes with it. But then I realized, I should OF COURSE share this with you guys, because there are bound to be more squash-obsessed people out there like me. No? Just me?
Maybe you just like squash too. That’s fine with me. My best friend is not a fan of squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, you name it. It’s a point of contention in our friendship. Just like she’s a Redskins fan and I’m a blue-blooded Giants fan. So fall/football season becomes a little tense when we hang out. Just kidding. But not really about the squash. It’s ok, D. I still like you. Sometimes.
Also, fun fact. Winter squashes and fall squashes are the SAME thing. They’re actually called winter squash, but they’re harvested starting in the fall…so I think people started calling them fall squash. TomAYto, ToMAHto. (tomato, tomato…) You get it. Kapeesh?
But DANA. There are SO many kinds of squash. Which is which? Check out this awesome winter squash guide from A Little Rosemary & Thyme! Kelsey also has a fantastic guide for which ones are sweeter, which are best for stuffing, roasting, baking…check it out!
The great thing about all these squashes is that they’re pretty interchangeable, with slight variations in flavor, so you can swap in or out whichever your farmer’s market/grocery store has. Just DON’t try doing that with spaghetti squash. It won’t end well. Everybody has their favorite (or at least I do)…DELICATA. If you haven’t tried it yet, GET ON THAT. Stat. You can thank me later.
Enjoy all these fantastic squash recipes! Good luck deciding which to make first…the struggle is so real.
Spicy Cumin, Ginger & Lime Queen (Acorn) Squash Soup – Greens of the Stone Age
Autumn Harvest Chicken Stew – Raising Generation Nourished
Maple-Glazed Stuffed Acorn Squash with Apples, Parsnip and Sage – Feasting at Home
Roasted Acorn Squash – Bravo For Paleo
Salmon & Acorn Squash Cakes – Food Renegade
Orange-Ginger Acorn Squash Soup – A Calculated Whisk
Butternut Squash Breakfast Sausage – Real Food with Dana
Paleo Herbed Focaccia Bread – Merit & Fork
Smoked Squash Hummus – Zenbelly
Roasted Pepper & Squash Soup – Pure & Simple Nourishment
Parsnip-Leek Butternut Squash Soup – Physical Kitchness
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup – Raising Generation Nourished
Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup – Gutsy By Nature
Cranberry Pesto Meatballs & Butternut Squash Mash – Plaid and Paleo
Sausage, Leek and Butternut Squash Stew – Meghan Brit
Spiced Coconut Butternut Squash Stew – Nummy for My Tummy
Paleo Butternut Squash Risotto – Mary Vance, NC
Butternut Casserole with Bacon/Pecan Streusel – Merit & Fork
Butternut Gnocchi – Healy Eats Real
Butternut Squash Curry – Meghan Brit
Indian Roasted Butternut Squash – My Heart Beets
Cinnamon Ghee Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Butternut Squash – Paleo Flourish
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad – Real Food with Dana
Paleo Harvest Bread with Apple Coconut Icing – Pure & Simple Nourishment
Salty & Sweet Mashed Butternut Squash – Healy Eats Real
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Squash with Coconut Cream – Real Food with Dana
Butternut Squash Gingerbread Cake – Greens of the Stone Age
Breakfast Stuffed Delicata Squash – Real Food with Dana
Bison Delicata Squash Rings – the Sweet Defeat
Cinnamon-Roasted Delicata Squash with Balsamic-Fig Compote – Real Food with Dana
Delicata, Pomegranate & Avocado Kale Salad – So…Let’s Hang Out
Delicata Squash Soup – A Girl Worth Saving
Delicata Squash Pancakes – Real Food with Dana
Roasted Delicata Squash, Apple & Fig Stuffing – Real Food with Dana
Sloppy Joe Boats – My Heart Beets
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole – Real Food with Dana
Chicken Florentine Spaghetti Squash – Stupid Easy Paleo
Paleo Spaghetti Squash Carbonara (AIP) – A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Simple Spiced Spaghetti Squash – Grok Grub
Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Tomato Sauce – the Movement Menu
Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal (AIP) with Spaghetti Squash – Eat Heal Thrive
Soufflé Spice Pancakes – Colorful Eats
Quick & Simple Kabocha Squash Stew – Paleo Flourish
Thai Red Curry Coconut Kabocha Squash – Wild Greens and Sardines
Roasted Fall Squash & Apple Soup – Real Food with Dana
Now it’s your turn – what are your favorite winter/fall squash recipes??
^^pin that sh*t for the next time you don’t know what to do with all the excess winter squashes on your counter! aka all the time in my house…