10 Recipes to Take Advantage of Squash Season

As soon as the first autumn leaves begin to turn red or yellow, it’s time to run to the market or local producer to stock up on squash. A beacon of the fall season, squash can be transformed a thousand and one ways into comfort classics which will warm your kitchen on those first chilly nights. Here are some of our best recipes—both savoury and sweet—to inspire your meals.

1. Squash Quiche

This beautiful quiche celebrates all the autumnal colours. You can either make the crust yourself or use a commercial version for an ultra-quick meal. The egg, butternut squash and cottage cheese filling is fluffy, slightly sweet and ideal for brunch, lunch or dinner.

2. Braised Beef with Squash Pappardelle

Autumn officially begins when you eat a good braised dish. Here, beef blade is braised until it becomes tender and pulls apart with a fork. The meat is served mixed with pasta and a generous amount of diced squash—so comforting!

3. Squash, Carrot and Apple Layered Casserole

This side dish is an anthem to autumn. Prepared like a gratin dauphinois, the squash, carrots and apple are thinly sliced and layered in a gratin dish. After it comes out of the oven, drizzle it with apple jelly for an irresistibly sweet touch.

4. Roasted Squash with Parmesan

A whole butternut squash is featured here, cut in half and topped with caramelized onions, chopped arugula and Parmesan cheese. Serve it as a starter or side dish that will melt in your mouth.

5. Hearty Noodle Soup with Squash and Tofu

We love incorporating seasonal vegetables into our weekday dinners. This hearty meal-soup meal will bring colour to the table with squash wedges, carrots and corn, while spaghetti and tofu make it hearty and filling.

6. Spaghetti Squash with Onions, Tomatoes and Olives

Thanks to its fibrous texture, spaghetti squash can be served just like you would a pasta! In this recipe, it mingles with confit tomatoes, golden onions and feta cheese.

7. Pressure Cooker Lentil and Squash Curry

A lentil curry can be ready in 35 minutes thanks to the power of the pressure cooker. Simply add cubed butternut squash, green and red lentils, broth, diced tomatoes, coconut milk and spices for a rich and tasty curry, and serve with a side of naan bread to mop everything up!

8. Tofu, Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Squash

Peppery squash makes for edible bowls with a generous stuffing made of tofu, spinach, ricotta cheese, roasted hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese. Served with Brussels sprouts and pear salad, it makes for a superb vegetarian meal.

9. Squash Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

With its naturally sweet taste, no wonder butternut squash works so well in desserts. In this cake, it blends perfectly with the taste of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, fennel and cloves. A dark chocolate ganache makes it rich and decadent.

10. Squash Coffee Cake

We can’t get enough of this cake covered with a crumble of crispy pecans with a hint of cinnamon. It’s just as good as a dessert as it is as a sweet snack during a coffee break.

To cook all the flavours of autumn, from squash to apples to pumpkin, go to our fall recipe page: