These cozy butternut squash recipes will vastly improve your winter

Who ever said butternut squash was strictly an autumnal affair?

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Butternut squash — heralded as a harbinger of fall, of the turn from bright summer berries to decorative gourds and homely root vegetables — has perhaps lost a bit of its thrill as we find ourselves in the doldrums of winter produce. We've loved it since it resurfaced in October, but now our peelers are dulling and our CSAs seem to apologize for their predictable haul of oranges and browns.

But the trusty butternut wants you to remember that it's a winter squash, and it's here to keep working for you. Full of surprises, it cozies up with miso, crisps into herbed chips, and swirls into a hummus doppelganger. Here are (almost) a dozen ideas to help you rekindle your romance at the farmers' market.

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Herbed Butternut Squash Chips by Merrill Stubbs

Hard Squash Hummus by Modern Farmer

Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Coconut by Kenzi Wilbur

Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto by melissav

Lamb Stew with Butternut Squash by Merrill Stubbs

Butternut Sage Scones by mrslarkin

Winter Squash Soup with (Less) Red Chile and Mint by Nicholas

Red Cooked Winter Squash by thirschfeld

Butternut Squash Puree by Amanda Hesser

Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Galette by lorinarlock

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