15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy This Fall

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First off, thank you all so much for the best wishes and supportive words on yesterday’s blogiversary post! 

Over the past year I shared several recipes on this blog – vegetarian meals, breakfasts, breads/baked goods, and even some meat dishes. Many of the recipes I create are seasonal recipes, featuring the produce and flavors of that season. 

Yes, I acknowledge that fall does not meteorologically begin with September and Labor Day weekend. Although fall weather arrived right on time here in Seattle, so it certainly feels like fall outside. Regardless, the start of September awakens my cravings for all fall foods: pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash…alright, almost anything squash. 

15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy This Fall - www.thisrunnersrecipes.com

 

I mean, who doesn’t love squash? For us runners, it’s almost like it’s creation’s gift for racing season. Not only does squash taste good, but it’s full of the nutrients our bodies need when training hard. 

Squash provides starchy carbohydrates (excellent for marathon and half marathon training!), vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, and other vitamins and minerals. It’s an excellent way to eat more carbohydrates to fuel long-distance running while also consuming one of your 6-9 vegetables and fruits per day

Another reason to include squash in your diet? It’s budget-friendly, versatile, and sustainable. Winter squashes can take on sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. This versatility makes it easy to sneak into meals that otherwise lack vegetables, such as breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. 

So to prepare you for the squash-filled seasons ahead, today I’ve rounded up my recipes featuring acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, kabocha, and pumpkin for your enjoyment this fall. 

15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy this Fall

Butternut Squash Lentil Salad 

Coconut Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy this Fall: Coconut Pumpkin Curry

Crockpot Black Bean Acorn Squash Chili 

Warm Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing 

Butternut Squash Pie with Oat Crust (Ryan’s birthday pie from last year!)

Butternut Squash, Arugula, and Mushroom Whole Wheat Pizza 

15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy this Fall: Autumn Harvest Pizza

Kabocha Squash Maple Oatmeal 

Spaghetti Squash with Beef Meatballs

Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Muffins

15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy this Fall: Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Muffins

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Power Bowl

Cheesy Acorn Squash Pasta (throwback recipe to my early days of blogging!)

Pumpkin Pie

Acorn Squash Pancakes (featured in Shape Magazine!)

15 Squash Recipes to Enjoy this Fall: Acorn Squash Pancakes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash (my most popular recipe)

Spicy Roasted Squash Seeds

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Which squash is your favorite?
What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? 
(I originally typed Labrador weekend. Ryan and I are considering a second dog and have puppies on the brain). 

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  1. I do love some squash! Although I’m kind of stuck on the summer variety still. It’s not feeling too fall like here in NH so I’m still all in for summer. But when things change…watch out! Pinning for future reference!

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