6 Easy Squash Recipes for Chilly Nights

Tonight, skip the potatoes. Add a flavorful squash to your fall dinner. Why? They’re plentiful and economical this time of year. Plus, squash is packed with beta carotene, which helps your body make vitamin A to improve your vision and help bones grow strong. Give one of these easy squash recipes a try ASAP!

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

If you’re craving pasta, but don’t want all those carbs, it’s time to venture into preparing spaghetti squash. Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food shares a simple recipe for a cheese-smothered squash dish that could easily be a side dish paired with grilled chicken or an entree when plated next to a green salad.

Yellow Squash Fritters

When you wants something a little crispy to serve in lieu of hash browns, try these fritters! Vered from Healthy Recipes combines yellow squash with onion, egg, and seasonings to create an easy, low-calorie side dish perfect for dinner or brunch.

Homemade Squash Chips

Want to trick the kids? Turn zucchini or yellow squash into crispy chips! This easy recipe can be made by baking the squash in a low-heat oven or by using a dehydrator. Toss a few of the chips on your child’s dinner plate and watch him gobble up his veggies!

Butternut Squash Soup

The best way to warm up on a chilly evening is with a comforting bowl of soup. This butternut squash recipe from Tiffany at Creme de la Crumb can be made and on the table in 30 minutes! Try pairing it with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich for a true comfort-food meal.

Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash Boats

Want to create an all-in-one meal based around squash? This Mexican-inspired recipe from Olena at ifoodreal is low-carb, vegetarian, and gluten-free! Get ready to pile on the onion, bell pepper, beans, and cheese in this spicy squash dish.

Feta and Parmesan Zucchini Bake

Finally, warm up with a gooey, cheesy squash casserole. This easy recipe comes from Carole at My Kitchen Escapades and features both zucchini and yellow squash layered in a creamy, cheese sauce. Try this as a side dish, or spoon it over some fettuccine noodles for an uncommon pasta dinner.

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