Butternut Squash, Lentil, and Wild Rice Stew

Here’s a main-dish soup loaded with veggies. A great slow cooker recipe for a busy weeknight meal.

stew butternut squash lentil wild rice

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 hrs to 8 hrs on low-heat setting or 3 1/2 to 4 hours on high-heat setting

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Tortellini with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, Gruyere, and Optional Sausage

This easy and cheesy (yet still relatively light) one-dish dinner is the perfect use for the winter squash that’s so plentiful right now. And it comes together quickly and easily. Nutty Gruyere cheese complements roasted butternut squash, earthy mushrooms, and fresh tortellini. Make the meat-eaters happy with a little crumbled sweet Italian sausage in theirs.

Tip: Cut up the butternut squash, add the mushrooms and sage, toss into a big zipper bag and refrigerate the day before. Then you have it all ready for an easy Monday or Tuesday night dinner prep.pasta Cheese-Tortellini-with-Butternut-Squash-Mushrooms-Gruyere-and-Sausage

yield: ABOUT 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 30 MINUTES
cook time: 40 MINUTES
total time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

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Couscous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

This recipe makes a lot, can be served warm or cool, and keeps well, so this is the perfect make-ahead potluck dish. The sweet flavor of the roasted squash make it equally fitting to serve for brunch or a side dish at dinner. You can also make a batch on Sunday and have lunches all set for the entire week.

couscous salad w butternut squash cranberries

There are a lot of parts to this dish, but you’ll find it comes together surprisingly quickly. While the squash and onions are roasting, you can plump the cranberries and make the couscous. All that’s left is to toss everything together with the vinaigrette. You’ll find that the salad is even better the second day after the flavors have had time to mingle.

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Serves 8-10

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