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

Healthy pumpkin & squash 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.

6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star 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 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Throwing a vegan dinner party in the autumn or winter months? Bake a pumpkin with a gorgeous stuffing of rice, fennel, apple, pomegranate seeds and pecans

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This nourishing, tasty salad is full of butternut squash, chickpea, feta, pickled radish and seeds. Packed with protein, it will satisfy hunger pangs

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
61 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
39 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Cook our healthy veggie curry using dried mushrooms, spices and butternut squash. It contains three of your 5-a-day along with calcium, iron and fibre

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the sweet flavours of butternut squash to rustle up these healthy pancakes. Use a really good non-stick pan and you won't need any butter

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Make a healthy, low-fat, filling breakfast with the spicy, sweet flavours of pumpkin pie. It's a great way to start the day

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Roast the veg on a quiet day and freeze it, then later in the week you can use it to whip up these healthy, gluten-free fritters in just half an hour

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
79 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The apple and sage contrast beautifully with naturally sweet butternut squash in this low-fat, gluten-free festive dinner party starter

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
47 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner. Fresh rosemary adds extra flavour

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
28 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
145 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Have a go at making your own Indian starter - these vegetarian flatbreads come with a fruity yogurt sauce

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
Healthy
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of pumpkin season in early autumn with this healthy vegan pumpkin soup. Toast the pumpkin seeds and use as a garnish to add texture

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Healthy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A take on a traditional Moroccan dish, this quick tagine will have you thinking of Arabian nights

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Get a dose of iron and protein from this healthy, squash casserole that's full of texture and flavour

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
36 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant orange pumpkin blend is a healthy way to warm up - served with herbs and a drizzle of honey

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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