Autumn is the time for squash. I love creating delicious dishes using squash; like soups, casseroles, quiche, pasta impostors, risotto, zoodles, appetizers, stuffed squash, baked squash, and even desserts!

Some of my favorite varieties to cook with are zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, and spaghetti squash. Here are 15 of my “jazzed up” vegan squash recipes for fantastic fall meals!

Wishing you healthy cooking!

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup – I like to serve this easy and impressive Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup during the winter holidays, but it is wonderful to serve any time of year. An extra pop of cinnamon and some sweet maple syrup both add zing to this smooth and flavorful potage.
Mushroom and Squash Risotto – Mushroom and Summer Squash Risotto makes great use of bright hued yellow squash. In this pleasing recipe, grated summer squash stands in well for the cheese, adding color and texture. 
Cute Lil’ Vegan Zucchini Quiche Cups with Rustic Bread Crust – These little vegan quiche cups will wake up any meal of the day! If you’re craving the taste of a classic quiche paired with an easy-to-prepare crispy crust, then this delicious plant-based recipe is for you! Serve these cute cups with a simple side dish and you have an excellent family meal.
Maple Baked Acorn Squash – I always loved it when my Mom made acorn squash! This Maple Baked Acorn Squash recipe adds a touch of sweet to a festive holiday or family meal.
Stuffed Butternut Squash with Apples and Cranberries – This easy stuffed squash presents a filling, colorful and tasty entrée that’s fancy enough to serve for holiday fare. (Easy to prepare, too!)

Butternut Squash Soup with Quick Cashew “Cream – This simple-to-prepare Butternut Squash Soup with Quick Cashew “Cream is rich in taste and creamy in texture, without the use of dairy. A quick cashew “cream” (no pre-soaking of the cashews required) adds a touch of elegance, and the coconut milk beverage adds richness and depth to this impressive soup.
Quinoa and Butternut Squash Paella – This snazzy paella recipe highlights quinoa, which stands in for the traditional rice, while butternut squash adds welcome texture and taste.
Mac ’n Peas with Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce – Craving the comforting, creamy texture and smooth taste of mac and cheese? This innovative Mac ’n Peas Casserole recipe fills the bill when you’re seeking a warm and hearty replacement for that dairy-laden version. Peas add color and pop, while the butternut squash and cashews create a super velvety sauce.
Spaghetti Squash “Capellini” with Sweet Pepper Marinara Sauce – The combination of roasted squash smothered in a hearty, homemade marinara sauce makes a delicious entrée. Lighter in calories than traditional pasta but super satisfying, give Spaghetti Squash “Capellini” with Sweet Pepper Marinara a try when you want to serve an impressive alternative to the classic dish. (This is the only way I can get my husband to eat spaghetti squash!)
Zucchini Fettuccini Alfredo – This pasta-licious Zucchini Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is a true pasta impostor. My husband says it tastes just like a rich, cream-laden spaghetti dish. When I served it recently to my mom and stepdad, they both insisted there was wheat spaghetti mixed in with the zucchini “fettuccine!” I must say: I love this dish, and I think you and your family will, too!
Zucchini-Orange Cupcakes with Vegan Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting – Kid pleasing Zucchini-Orange Cupcakes with Vegan Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting are moist and delicious.
Black Bean-Zucchini Burritos with Almond Crème Fraîche – These Black Bean-Zucchini Burritos with Almond Crème Fraîche are cheese-less burritos that get their zing from shredded zucchini and spicy salsa. Topped with a vegan almond cream, these burritos are super satisfying to serve any day of the week.

Zucchini-Avocado Sushi Rolls – This tasty “sushi-like” roll uses zucchini in place of seaweed for the wrapper and is easy to prepare. The dipping sauce is super quick, too, but don’t be fooled: the roll (once dipped in the sauce) is full of umami flavor.
Zoodles Marinara – Easy, vegan and gluten-free, this snazzy pasta impostor dish from my book, Vegan for Everyone will please your entire family. Bathed in a quick-to-make delicious mushroom marinara sauce, zucchini “noodles,” otherwise known as “zoodles,” flawlessly take the place of classic spaghetti marinara. Try it. You’re gonna love it!
Butternut Bisque – An excellent first course for the holidays, Best Butternut Bisque presents a soup with a smooth texture and rich flavor.

You can create delicious dishes for any meal of the day using squash; like soups, casseroles, quiche, pasta impostors, risotto, zoodles, appetizers, stuffed squash, baked squash, and even desserts!

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