If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you may have noticed that butternut squash is abundant and relatively inexpensive. And what better way to take advantage of this underrated vegetable than with a few slow-cooker butternut squash recipes? The hearty root vegetable has a relatively long cook time, so cooking it in a slow cooker means you don’t need to wait around for your oven to finish the job.
Plus, cooking with butternut squash is To help you narrow things down, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best slow-cooker recipes featuring butternut squash. There are soups, stews, chilis, side dishes and more. All are simple to make and work as dinner or reheatable lunch leftovers.
Peruse the list below, and find a few slow-cooker butternut squash recipes you want to make this season. Then pick up a squash or two during your next trip to the grocery store, and get to slow-cooking!
Butternut Squash Lentil Curry
This fiber-backed squash and lentil curry is a great meatless dinner and freezes beautifully.
Turkey Chili With Butternut Squash
Chili is a slow-cooker staple, so consider adding butternut squash to your next batch.
Butternut Squash Potato Leek Soup
This mild butternut squash soup gets a little extra texture and thickness from potatoes, plus flavor from leeks.
Chicken Butternut Squash Stew
Want a filling lunch that’ll keep you full all afternoon? Try this protein-packed chicken butternut stew.
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry
Forget takeout curry, this butternut squash and chickpea curry is simpIe, tasty and inexpensive.
Chicken Soup With Butternut Squash And Quinoa
Next time you feel under the weather, whip up a batch of chicken soup with butternut squash and quinoa.
Butternut Squash With Apples, Walnuts, And Raisins
In need of a slow-cooker Thanksgiving side dish? Try butternut with apples, walnuts, and raisins.
Cinnamon-Sugar Butternut Squash
This sweet, spiced butternut squash is a great alternative to sweet potato casserole, if you want to mix things up.
Butternut Squash Risotto
Risotto on the stovetop can be tricky, but this slow-cooker butternut squash risotto is nearly foolproof.
Butternut, Chicken, Quinoa, and Bean Soup
There’s a lot to love about this chicken soup, but the butternut squash really pushes it over the edge.
Black Bean And Butternut Stew
This plant-based stew is great for meatless Monday, or any day you feel like something warm and full of vegetables.
Whole Butternut Squash
The easiest way to cook a whole butternut squash? In your slow cooker.
Quinoa and Butternut Squash Chili
There’s tons of texture and sweet-savory flavor in this butternut squash and quinoa chili.
Butternut Mac and Cheese
Butternut squash adds even more magic to classic mac and cheese.
Butternut Squash Soup
It isn’t really fall until you’ve had a bowl of simple butternut squash soup.