32 Paleo Recipes for Squash Lovers

32 Paleo Recipes for Squash Lovers

Any readers who garden know that if you grow winter squash, come fall and wintertime, you’ve got stores that need using up. Sometimes I’m practically drowning in squash, if that’s even possible. Try some of these delicious and healthy paleo winter squash recipes!

When squash is in season I’m always on the lookout for ways to use it up. Thankfully I found this collection of squash recipes. So many tasty creations!

1. Chunky Beef and Vegetable Stew
This beef stew has everything just perfect: tender beef, perfectly cooked vegetables, and richly flavored broth. You’ll need beef cubes, red wine, almond flour, tomato paste, butternut squash, carrots, leeks, mushrooms, celery, and more. A great use for your winter butternut stores!

Caramelized Butternut Squash With Cacao Butter and Coconut
Photo: Healthy Sweet Eats

2. Caramelized Butternut Squash With Cacao Butter and Coconut
Think you couldn’t possible enjoy a vegetable for dessert? Think again! This squash is delicious with golden caramelized edges, cacao butter, honey, vanilla bean paste, sea salt, and a dusting of finely shredded coconut. I’d add a few mini chocolate chips, but I can’t help myself.

3. Kale Sausage Soup
With butternut squash, sweet Italian sausage, red onion, black garlic, celery, sherry vinegar, and other tasty flavors and nutritious ingredients, you know this soup is going to be nothing but fabulous. It’ll warm you up on a chilly evening, for sure.

paleo brownies

4. Sausage, Onion, and Kale Stuffed Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is among my favorite winter squashes because of its soft, sweet, and nutty flavor that’s still mild enough to be enjoyed alongside other ingredients and fillings, like onion, spicy Italian sausage, kale, coconut oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

5. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon and Brussels
Now, there are a lot of butternut squash soup recipes out there. A lot. If I wanted, I could populate this entire list just with butternut squash soup. But in my opinion, this is a soup that’s only good if done really right, so I only share the best. This one, with bacon, apple, cinnamon, and Brussels sprouts? Yes.

Butternut Squash Chicken Curry
Photo: The Healthy Foodie

6. Butternut Squash Chicken Curry
This fabulous curry dish includes onion, chicken breast cubes, white pepper, butternut squash, garam masala spice, curry powder, coconut milk, lime juice, tomato, and spinach. It’s healthy and hearty served on its own or over cauliflower rice.

7. Butternut Squash Souffle
Butternut squash is a particularly dense squash, but you can magically turn it light as a cloud with this soufflé recipe! You’ll need butter, squash, honey, vanilla, ground cinnamon, kosher salt, and lightly beaten eggs—those are the most important ingredient.

8. Sweet Boiled Plantains and Butternut Squash Soup
Remember what I said about only sharing the best and most unique soups? This one is super-delicious with yellow plantains, coconut milk, onion and garlic, thyme, basil, cayenne, cumin, and black pepper. You can use chicken stock or vegetable stock—your choice.

9. Winter Squash Salad With Tahini and Hazelnuts
This salad is made with kuri squash, but you could substitute another squash if that’s what you had. You’ll also need fennel, lemon, salad greens, hazelnuts, radish, and fresh basil leaves. Top it with a silky homemade tahini dressing with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt.

Roasted Spaghetti Squahs With Mushrooms, Garlic, and Sage
Photo: Feasting at Home

10. Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Mushrooms, Garlic, and Sage
This elegant dish is easy to make, and includes tip on how to roast your spaghetti squash (and cut it) the easy way. The squash is then sautéed with butter, olive oil, onion, mushrooms, garlic, sage, nutmeg, and pepper. You can leave the cheese off if you’re avoiding dairy completely.

11. Beef-Stuffed Butternut Squash
Instead of the typical veggie fillings of kale, chopped squash, and dried cranberries, this butternut is filled with heart ground beef, onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and bacon seasoned with garlic, cinnamon, and black pepper. You can use the cooking fat of your choice, which will also affect the flavor.

12. Crock Pot Butternut Squash
This is more of a method than a recipe, but it’s a method you’ll be so glad to learn about if you’re anything like me and hate wrestling with your squash. If you’ve got the time, you can cook your butternut squash the easy way, in your crock pot, without having to peel or cut it up first.

13. Ginger and Cumin Roasted Squash
With lime juice, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds, you know this squash is going to have a bright and unique flavor that goes beyond the typical cinnamon and black pepper combination. The slices are a bit caramelized, a bit crispy, and totally delicious.

Delicata Squash With Cider Vinaigrette and Almond Parmesan
Photo: Dishing Up The Dirt

14. Delicata Squash With Cider Vinaigrette and Almond Parmesan
Delicate is my favorite squash for these reasons: it’s easy to cut, you can eat the skin so you don’t have to peel it, and it caramelized beautifully. These roasted delicate slices are amazing with red onion, pumpkin seeds, and yummy dressing, and more. Replace the cup of chickpeas with a cup of cooked, cubed chicken.

15. Chard Stuffed Acorn Squash With Za’atar and Tahini
These stuffed acorns have a unique flavor from the za’atar seasoning, which you can find at Middle Eastern grocery stores. You’ll also need red onion, garlic, tomato paste, chard, pistachios, tahini, lemon juice, and cumin to complete the list of flavors.

16. Spaghetti Squash Hash With Bacon and Kale
This breakfast hash is healthy, hearty, and totally delicious with spaghetti squash, bacon, olive oil, minced onion and garlic, kale, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and eggs cooked right into the top of it. You could also enjoy this for an easy weeknight dinner!

17. Winter Salad
For a salad that uses your winter veggies and greenhouse greens well, try this one with lactino kale, daikon radish, golden beets, apples, pepitas, and delicate squash. in my opinion, the best part of this salad is the creamy balsamic-truffle vinaigrette dressing.

Pork and Apple Stuffed Winter Squash
Photo: Hold The Grain

18. Pork and Apple Stuffed Winter Squash
Delicata boats with my favorite squash! These boats are filled with ghee, butter, or lard, ground pork, baby bella mushrooms, green apple, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, powder, dried thyme, dried sage, and nutmeg. With easy, deliciously bold flavors, this is a kid-friendly squash dish, too.

19. Butternut Squash and White Fish Curry
If you’re looking for new and exciting ways to enjoy seafood beyond glazing and crusting, try this white fish curry with butternut squash, coconut oil, yellow onion, leek, minced ginger, garlic, coconut milk, veggie broth, curry powder, cayenne pepper, cod, and cilantro.

20. Baked Eggs in Squash Rings
This dish is the perfect way to combine protein with healthy carbs for a delicious and energizing breakfast that’s not too heavy or too complicated to make in the mornings. The prep is easy and they’re done in 20 minutes without your attention. Delicata squash caramelizes so nicely with these!

21. Paleo Winter Squash and Beef Stew
Here’s a second take on winter beef stew. This one goes lighter on the broth and is filled with grass-fed butter, lemon, fresh thyme and rosemary, homemade or low-sodium broth, kosher salt, curly parsley, and cubed butternut squash. Simple and tasty.

Maple Spice Squash Butter
Photo: Gourmande in the Kitchen

22. Maple Spice Squash Butter
Butter isn’t just for pumpkins and apples! Squash butter is delicious too, seasoned with cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup. This one works well as an addition to smoothies, a topping for ice cream, a dip for fruit, or just a spread on a yummy treat of paleo bread or muffins.

23. Mashed Rutabaga and Squash With Roasted Garlic
This rutabaga and squash dish is the perfect substitute for mashed white potatoes as the ultimate comfort food. I promise when you try it, with coconut milk and soft roasted garlic so mellow it spreads like butter, you won’t even miss the mashed potatoes anymore.

24. Winter Squash Casserole
Winter squash is super comforting during the chillier part of the year, but if you really want to take it to the max, put it in a casserole. This one has apples, almond butter, maple syrup, pecans, and unsweetened cranberries. It’s a dessert, so don’t go trying to pass this off as dinner!

25. Roasted Delicata Squash Seeds
This recipe calls for delicate seeds, but you really could do it with any squash seeds. And why not? You scrape them out of the middle if your dinner, so why waste them when you can turn them into a taste snack with coconut oil, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt?

Roasted Delicata Squash, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad
Photo: Down Shiftology

26. Roasted Delicata Squash, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad
Mixed with sweeties like pears and pomegranates, and sweet delicate squash blends right in and melds perfectly with the other flavors. This salad also has shallots, arugula, and pepitas, along with a delicious maple balsamic vinaigrette with Dijon mustard.

27. Roasted Delicata Squash With Cranberries
Dress up your squash with studs of fresh cranberries and red onion—both will caramelize a bit and their juicy flavors will complement the delicate beautifully. maple syrup, nutmeg, and olive oil add spicy, sweet smoothness to this dish.

28. Spice Roasted Delicata Squash With Port Reduction
This delicate is seasoned with pumpkin pie spice for a perfect fall flavor, but my absolute favorite part is the simple-but-elegant port wine reduction that takes very little time and effort to make but makes this side dish seem practically gourmet.

29. Creamy Kabocha Squash Mash
I’ve been known to enjoy a nice, hot, and creamy kabocha squash mash for breakfast—we like to roast the squashes and then freeze the puree for lazy mornings. This one is yummy with honey, ground cinnamon, sea salt, and full-fat coconut milk.

utumn Squash Breakfast Cups
Photo: Wife Mama Foodie

30. Autumn Squash Breakfast Cups
These breakfast cups are similar to the other squash-and-egg recipe I shared, but with one major difference: this one’s got bacon, people. Bacon! It also has maple syrup and grass-fed butter, so I don’t know why you’re still reading this. Get thee to a kitchen!

31. Roasted Kabocha Squash
I recently, by chance, became the proud mother of several gigantic kabocha squash we’ve been trying to slowly make our way through. This roasted dish is one of our go-to methods with butter, kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, wildflower honey, and fresh herbs.

32. Cranberry and Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash
This recipe reminds me of Christmas with sweet squash, cranberries, and ground beef. It’s the perfect balance of meat and veggies and it’s seasoned with fresh rosemary and minced garlic. So yummy! The caraway adds an unusual flavor you’ll love.

Published at Tue, 04 Sep 2018 04:45:51 +0000

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