All hail the mighty butternut squash! Its creamy consistency; mellow, buttery flavor; and golden-orange hue make it an ideal addition to salads, soups, pasta, pizza, and more. Take a look at these eight great recipes for squash-piration.

Roasted Butternut Squash

Photo: Nicole Perry

This recipe for roasted butternut squash is the core of most butternut squash recipes. Learn this technique of peeling and breaking the tough squash down and roasting it to caramelized perfection.

Butternut Squash Salad

Photo: Katie Sweeney

Pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and beets adorn this squash salad that's perfectly Thanksgiving-appropriate.

Pasta With Butternut Squash Sauce

Pasta dressed with creamy but mild alfredo sauce or a plate brightened by butternut squash sauce, warming spices, and sage? The choice is obvious.

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Brie and Butternut Squash Pizza

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Brie and arugula top this insanely rich-looking butternut squash pizza.

Butternut Squash Risotto With Fried Sage

Though this dish is so simple, any person will be blown away by the presentation and flavor of butternut squash risotto with fried sage.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Photo: Nicole Perry

Tomato soup may be all the rage in August and September, but for the Winter months ahead, master a pureed squash soup recipe.

Savory Butternut Squash Pudding

Photo: Susannah Chen

Tired of the same ol' stuffing routine? For this year's Thanksgiving feast, serve butternut squash bread pudding filled with cheddar cheese, kale, and baguette.

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

You've probably made a classic tomato-based lasagna; now try this butternut squash twist.