Versatile Butternut Squash
Butternut squash just may claim the title of “Lauren’s favorite ingredient.” I think the love affair really began when I first made my butternut pizza crusts (#1 on this list for a good reason). Butternut squash boasts a full flavor and wide versatility, especially for grain-free meals.
Many of these recipes call for cooked and mashed/puréed butternut squash. A nearly hands-free preparation is to cook the butternut squash in a crockpot.
Ready? Here are the top 10 uses for butternut squash:
1. Paleo Butternut Pizza Crust (One Ingredient!)
Ready to change your life? Discover the gloriously simple Butternut Squash Pizza Crust.
2. Paleo Rice-less Risotto
Skip the rice and turn butternut squash into a creamy risotto.
3. Paleo Butternut Flatbread (Sandwich bread substitute)
I have a proud mama moment each time I share my one of my most prized recipes: Butternut Flatbread. This easy, grain-free flatbread turns into hamburger buns, sandwich bread, mini pizza crusts and more!
4. Paleo Butternut Fries
The Urban Poser has perfected the technique to get crispy and paleo butternut squash fries. Squelch your craving for potatoes fried in toxic vegetable oil with this more colorful baked version!
5. Paleo Butternut Squash Lasagna
No noodles? No problem! Thinly sliced butternut squash replaces the wheat noodles in this Butternut Squash Lasagna from Health Bent.
6. Paleo Butternut Squash Souffle
If you want to get a little frivolous in the kitchen, make a Savory Butternut Squash Soufflé. And don’t forget to don your frilly apron while you are at it.
7. Paleo Cheesy Casserole… without Cheese
“Cheesy” Chicken Casserole… without the cheese! Gloriously creamy and savory, you won’t believe it until you try it. I created this recipe to satisfy my cheese craving without cheese and it fits the bill.
8. Paleo Butternut Squash Pancakes
You are only two ingredients away from a plate of butternut squash pancakes! The recipe calls for pumpkin puree, but simply substitute mashed butternut squash. You will have this recipe memorized after your first time.
9. Paleo Butternut Squash Breakfast Porridge
Mashed butternut squash makes a simple breakfast porridge topped with fruit and coconut milk. I like to mix in a big spoonful of coconut butter (that’s an amazon link), which lends a thicker and creamier texture.
10. Paleo Butternut Squash Crispy Chips
Satisfy a potato chip craving with crispy and salty Butternut Squash Chips. It’s perfect simplicity.
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Do you frequently reach for butternut squash as frequently as I do?