Foodie Friday: Butternut Squash

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Butternut Squash is one of my favorite fall foods. It's up there with pumpkin (in any form); anything with some kind of combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves; and baked goods. I love its versatility since: it can be used as an excellent starch in place of something like potatoes. It can also be used in breads and baked goods. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite butternut squash recipes with you, plus some that I haven't yet tried, but really want to make soon!

Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup with Pesto Cream I made this glorious soup back in March when I went home for spring break. It was completely the wrong season for fall-ish foods (I realize this. I love soup) but I saw it in one of my cookbooks and really wanted to make it. It's more of a side dish soup since it has a thinner consistency, but I think next time I might try cutting back on the liquid to give it a thicker texture.

Chicken-Butternut Tagine from MyRecipes. I love this dish so much. I've made it twice already, and both times I could not have been more pleased. It's warm and comforting with all of the spices and vegetables.I think it could easily be made with no chicken (more squash in it's place) and veggie broth if you wanted to go for a vegetarian option.

Baked Risotto with Butternut, Pine Nuts & Sage from Simply Delicious. I've had this recipe tagged for a long time now and I desperately want to make it soon. It combines two awesome flavors and textures: creamy, cheesy risotto with hearty, sweet butternut squash.

Savory Butternut Squash Pie with Hazelnuts from Whole Foods. I love pie and I think this savory one would be no different. It looks like it would be rich and comforting, Major deliciousness.

Butternut Squash Pie from Serious Eats. This pie looks like it would probably be similar to a pumpkin or sweet potato pie with butternut squash instead. The whole thing looks divine, plus it doesn't call for that many ingredients!

Butternut Blondies from Whole Foods. These looks so amazing. I imagine it might taste like something similar to heaven. I want to make these soon and give them to random people; because, really, what's more fun than giving random things to people you don't know? (Don't answer that).

What's your favorite way to eat butternut squash?