10 Squash Dishes to Try This Fall

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and it’s not just because I love sweaters and scarves and fuzzy socks!

While goodness knows I love spring’s tender asparagus and summer’s juicy tomatoes, I look forward to fall produce every. single. year.

And among my favorites are, you guessed it, fall and winter squashes! They’re such versatile little gems, and each squash is so different in texture, flavor, and usability.

If you’re looking for some new recipes to try with all of those gorgeous squashes you’ve seen at the grocery, check out my 10 favorite squash dishes you should try this fall!

Autumn Caponata

A Very Irreverent Autumn Caponata | StrictlyDelicious.com

This is one of my new favorite fall dishes. It is an autumn twist on one of my favorite comfort foods, adding fennel, fall squash, and warm spices to a more traditional caponata. I think you’ll love this cozy stew!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Tikka Masala

A blog favorite for a reason, this richly spiced chicken tikka masala is a breeze to make in the slow cooker and the most perfect fall comfort food you could ask for. I love this luxurious tikka masala spooned over cauliflower or basmati rice!

Cranberry & Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cranberry & Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash via StrictlyDelicious

This paleo dish can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer or a snack! Aromatic rosemary and garlic are offset by sweet-tart cranberries and savory beef, all wrapped up in caramelized acorn squash rings. This is an easy meal that also feels super festive!

Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake | StrictlyDelicious.com

This dish does take time to put together, but the end result is a wildly flavorful, rich, yet healthy casserole dish that is 100% worth it. The mediterranean flavors of olives, herbs, and capers come together with tender chicken in a super cheesy, creamy sauce you’re sure to love.

I didn’t include it in this recipe, but I think sun-dried tomatoes would be a phenomenal addition to this dish!

Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup

Paleo Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup | StrictlyDelicious.com

A grain-free take on an old cold weather classic, this recipe is a lightened up, healthier version of chicken and rice soup featuring juicy chicken thighs, velvety butternut squash, herbs, mushrooms, and cauliflower rice. This creamy soup is always what I want to be spooning into my mouth when I’m under the weather!

Pumpkin Bolognese over Spaghetti Squash

Paleo Pumpkin Bolognese via StrictlyDelicious.com

We have a delicious fall squash two-for-one with this dish! This cozy, fragrant bolognese uses pumpkin in place of tomatoes and layers the rich sauce over tender spaghetti squash. It’s one of my favorite healthy dishes to make when it’s chilly outside!

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili (Nightshade Free & AIP) | StrictlyDelicious.com

This rebellious take on chili omits traditional nightshades like tomato and paprika and you won’t miss them one bit. The hearty chili features seasonal squashes and sneaks in some superfood ingredients. It’s the perfect healthy canvas for cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and all your favorite chili toppings!

Spiced Vanilla Pumpkin Steamer

Spiced Vanilla Pumpkin Milk Steamer | StrictlyDelicious.com

A simple, spiced autumn drink that’s made to nestle between two hands as its heady aroma fills the air. This pumpkin-infused drink is perfect to enjoy on a chilly morning or a cozy evening and is guaranteed to warm you right up from the inside out!

Acorn Squash Butter Chicken

Acorn Squash Butter Chicken | StrictlyDelicious.com

I’m sure you can see the pattern here of replacing traditionally-used tomatoes in recipes with versatile autumn squash. Here, acorn squash makes a rich, velvety spiced sauce for the chicken that gives us a cheeky twist on traditional butter chicken! Chock full of healthy ingredients like turmeric, ginger, and bone broth, this dish is as good for your body as it is for your taste buds!