No matter if you have fall cravings year-round or want to get some inspiration for your cooking and baking, it is never too early to hunt for new recipes! Squash is a great base for any fall-inspired cooking you might want to attempt this year. Not only do they taste amazing but they are also packed with lots of nutrients too!
These squash recipes are perfect to make this fall!
1. Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash Rounds
Sometimes simplicity can be the best thing! Often times, the recipes with fewer ingredients are healthiest. These little rounds are super easy to make and taste absolutely delicious! All you need is some yellow squash, garlic salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese to make a great appetizer or side dish. Try this recipe by Five Heart Home for something amazing!
2. Roasted Butternut Squash
Whether you choose to try this squash recipe with mini or full-sized butternut squash, you cannot go wrong! This great fall side has the perfect balance of nuttiness, flavor, and color to ensure your lunch or dinner tastes and looks like the season. Chop up the squash, toss the pieces in olive oil, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper before popping them into the oven! After they are done cooking, sprinkle with rosemary for a beautiful side you’ll love.
Try Cooking Classy’s recipe for some great oven-roasted squash!
3. Squash Fritters
Instead of reaching for those fries from the freezer section at the grocery store, change things up in your usual routine! While making your own fritters at home can be more difficult than buying pre-made fritters or fries, they taste so much better than the alternative. This fried summer squash recipe is super simple to make!
4. Zucchini And Squash Casserole
While not everyone will be the biggest fan of casserole, they are easy dishes to make that will serve large groups of people! Whether this is the main course or a side dish, this zucchini and squash casserole is perfect for both the summer and fall seasons. Combine these squashes along with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs for a delicious, simple casserole. This Zucchini and Squash Casserole is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
5. Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
You can never go wrong with combining cheese, garlic, and squash! This recipe is low-carb and will add some fun texture to your meal. While spaghetti squash might not taste exactly like spaghetti, it can still be the base to an amazing dinner! Test this squash recipe out for yourself!
6. Squash Saute
The simplest thing after baking squash in the oven is tossing squashes into a skillet! Combining zucchinis, yellow squash, and garden tomatoes creates a delicious, and healthy skillet-based meal perfect for any time of year. Give this recipe a try for yourself!
7. Risotto With Butternut Squash
If you have access to a pressure cooker like an Instant Pot, this might be a great recipe for you to experiment with! When you want to keep dishes to a minimum, this is a simple way to go for dinner. Combine everything inside the pressure cooker for a creamy, filling meal! This recipe by The Forked Spoon is perfect for a simple dinner fix.
8. Lemon Squash Bread
While most people might turn their noses up at a bread that has both lemon and squash, this recipe is absolutely amazing! Who would have thought shredded squash, fruit, and a delicious glaze would make an amazing treat? You should give this lemon squash bread recipe a try to change things up!
9. Butternut Squash, Onion and Cheese Quiche
Not only is this quiche packed with all things delicious, but it is also an amazing option for vegetarians! It could be your breakfast or heated up for lunch and dinner. No matter which meal you eat it for, you will certainly enjoy it! This Evergreen Kitchen quiche recipe is a great place to start.
10. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake
There is a reason why pumpkin spice is loved by so many! Not only is it perfect to eat as a snack or a dessert, but it perfectly complements your morning cup of coffee. The maple glaze adds a unique twist to a fall classic! Give this Handle The Heat Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake a try!
11. Pumpkin Scones
These mouth-watering scones are the perfect squash recipe for the fall! This detailed step-by-step recipe will ensure anyone, no matter their baking abilities can create the perfect scones all on their own. Sally’s Baking Addiction has an amazing scone recipe!
12. Four Ingredient Pumpkin Gnocchi
Combine some flour, sweet potatoes, pumpkin puree, salt, and nutmeg for a delicious dinner option! Take your time with the garlic sage butter sauce to ensure your squash recipe turns out perfectly. Sweet Simple Vegan’s pumpkin gnocchi recipe is so simple that anyone can do it!
13. Zucchini Cheddar Scones
Who said scones just had to be sweet? These savory scones are the perfect squash recipe to test out in the mornings! The balance of cheddar and zucchini is an amazing combination you have to try! Try Baker By Nature’s Zucchini Cheddar Scone recipe out for yourself!
14. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake
There is no shame in going back to the basics when it comes to dinner squash recipes! Pasta is one of the ultimate comfort foods and this Creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe is perfect for the fall time, or anytime you want something delicious.
15. Chocolate Lover’s Zucchini Cake
Squash desserts are something that everyone should try at some point! What better way to combine vegetables with dessert than with a great chocolate cake recipe? Great Grub, Delicious Treats’ recipe for a Zucchini cake is sure to make you and your guests’ mouth water!
16. Pumpkin Quesadillas
This interesting twist on something all of us love is a great way to combine fall food with Mexican dishes! All you have to do is incorporate some pumpkin puree into your usual quesadilla fillings for a simple squash recipe. Luci’s Morsels has a great recipe you need to try on your next Mexican food night!
17. Baked Pumpkin Goat Cheese Risotto
Whether you choose to add this risotto to your Thanksgiving Day menu or just want to try this out on your own for fun, you cannot go wrong! This recipe involves a lot of ingredients, but will quickly become a favorite of yours! Recipe Runner has a great recipe that you should check out!
18. Pumpkin Rolls
These are a great addition to any big gathering that is meal-focused or if you just want to change things up in your usual dinner-time routine! Drizzle Or Dip’s pumpkin rolls are absolutely beautiful and will not last long once they leave the oven.
Which are these recipes are you most excited to try for yourself? Comment your favorite below!
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