A hollowed-out pumpkin filled with healthy hummus and served with vegetable sticks

Healthy pumpkin & squash recipes

28 Recipes

Discover delicious and nutritious ways to serve pumpkin and butternut squash, from party-friendly dips and warming soups to pasta sauces and simple risottos.

Pumpkin hummus

5

(1 rating)

Throw a Halloween party and use a carved out pumpkin to make this creamy hummus. At other times of the year use butternut squash or a blue-skinned pumpkin
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan chickpea, squash & cavolo nero stew

5

(6 ratings)

This healthy veggie stew has real depth of flavour. A North African-style dish that contains three of your five-a-day and is great for feeding the family
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

4.55357

(14 ratings)

Whether you're carving a Halloween pumpkin or have picked up a cheap squash, use the plentiful flesh and seeds in this soup...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Dukkah-crusted squash wedges

4.375

(2 ratings)

Coat chunky wedges of squash in a crispy, spicy coating of hazelnuts, coriander seeds, sesame seeds and cumin and oven bake until tender
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut & bacon fusilli

4.30435

(23 ratings)

This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner - fresh rosemary adds extra flavour
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy roast veg & lentils

4.72222

(9 ratings)

Pack in an impressive 3 of your 5-a-day with this spicy vegetarian lentil dish filled with roast butternut squash, peppers and onions
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & squash dhal

4.508195

(61 ratings)

A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Squash, mushroom & gorgonzola pilaf

4.035715

(14 ratings)

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan roasted vegetable soup

4.535715

(21 ratings)

Roasted roots are perfect for making soup- we used parsnips, butternut squash and carrots, flavoured with ras el hanout spice mix
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy barley & squash risotto

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Barley is cheaper and lighter than Italian risotto rice, you can add all the liquid at once and it's really hard to overcook
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Sherried squash soup

4.7

(10 ratings)

A good soup soon becomes a fail safe recipe for any occasion. You can always miss out the sherry if making for children
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Butternut & harissa houmous

4.477275

(11 ratings)

Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Butternut squash & sage soup

4.216665

(15 ratings)

This vibrant orange pumpkin blend is a healthy way to warm up - served with herbs and a drizzle of honey
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut squash & spinach filo pie

4.180555

(36 ratings)

This crispy pastry-topped pie is crammed full of vegetables so it contains all 5 of your recommended daily intake
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Roasted squash with pesto & mozzarella

5

(6 ratings)

Bake squash with peppers and onions then serve in a salad with basil sauce and creamy cheese - full of goodness and low calorie too
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Warm roasted squash and Puy lentil salad

4.86842

(19 ratings)

This fresh and vibrant salad makes use of tinned lentils, a store cupboard staple. The result is filling, low-fat and contains all of your five-a-day
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian winter soup

4.72222

(18 ratings)

This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian butternut squash curry

4.59568

(81 ratings)

Get all of your five-a-day in one hit, with this fragrant, low-fat, vegetarian curry
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Squash, orange & barley salad

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This full-of-flavour autumnal salad has a zesty kick and is best eaten straight away
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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