Want to try some of the winter squash you see piled high at the market, but don’t know where to start? Here’s a whole list, with options for some of the most common varieties – but no sugar pumpkin!
I get it, using new ingredients can be intimidating and lead people to pass over unfamiliar produce when they’re grocery shopping. But, I’d hate for that to be why you never experience Kabocha, acorn, delicata or any other winter squash!
In this list I divided the recipes up by type of squash, as opposed to breakfast/lunch/dinner/etc. in the hopes that it’d be easier to navigate based on what squash you’re aiming to use up! Now, I don’t have EVERY type of winter squash featured here, but like I said in the introduction, I’m covering some of the most common winter squash so that this list is accessible to many.
Best Vegan Winter Squash Recipes
In this recipe round up I've included amazing, vegan recipes that use some of the most popular winter squashes available. BUT, I've left out pumpkin/sugar pumpkin as I feel it gets enough love on its own. 😉 In this list, squashes are listed from A-Z: Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Delicata Squash, Kabocha Squash, and Spaghetti Squash.
This squash is widely available, and though it often is seen with a deep green hue, it can also be orange or multi-colored! It's not the sweetest of the winter squash so it's super versatile in any type of recipe.
This warming, easy-to-make soup is perfect for sustaining you through winter, and for making big batches of to save for later! Plus, the curry-roasted seeds and squash chips add wonderful texture to this silky-smooth soup.
Comforting, satiating, and filled with fall flavors, this Instant Pot Chanterelle Squash Risotto really hits the spot! With using a multi-cooker for this recipe, you bypass the high-maintenance process of making risotto. But, you still get a luscious and tasty end-product.
This butternut pasta from Healthy Simple Yum isn't quite like the mac and cheese before it, instead of using vegan milk and butter for creaminess, it uses cashews for a rich sauce and is loaded up with seasonal herbs!
These oblong-shaped squash are quite adorable in my opinion! And because they have thin "meat" and are smaller in size, they're super easy to chop and slice.
When the holidays come around, the pressure is on for plant-based dishes to deliver. Wow your friends and family with this easy-to-prepare Celebration Roast Centerpiece!
I find that kabocha squash is highly underated in North American cooking! That could be because it is a Japanese squash, but you can oftentimes find them in many grocery stores. They are similar to buttercup squash in flavor, but have a forest-green rind and BRIGHT orange inside.