Make the most of this sweet vegetable with four simple recipe ideas.

1. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

On a baking sheet, toss cut-up squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast at 400° F until tender. Toss with greens (such as spinach, arugula, or escarole), chopped roasted almonds, and your favorite vinaigrette.

2. Butternut Squash Puree

Steam cut-up squash until tender. Puree with sour cream and butter until smooth. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chopped chives.

3. Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash

On a baking sheet, toss cut-up squash with melted butter, brown sugar, rosemary sprigs, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bake at 375° F until tender. Sprinkle with chopped toasted pecans.

4. Sautéed Butternut Squash With Feta

Sauté cut-up squash and chopped garlic in olive oil until golden. Add ½ inch of water, cover, and cook until the squash is tender. Sprinkle with sliced scallions and crumbled Feta.

See how to prepare squash for step-by-step instructions, then learn how to roast butternut squash.