Butternut squash plays well with all sorts of sweet and savory ingredients. It’s subtle enough to pair with any protein, but also shines as a vegetarian entrée. These butternut squash recipes showcase the versatility of the hearty orange gourd. If butternut squash soup is your thing, try this extra-creamy version, enriched with coconut milk and fortified with ripe plantains. But there are plenty more ways to get creative with this fall produce darling: Layer fried beer-battered slabs of squash in rustic vegetarian tortas, sauté cubes with chorizo for a hearty breakfast hash, or substitute squash for the usual apples to make an unforgettable butternut squash tarte Tatin. No matter which road you choose—and no matter if that road started with a whole gourd or supermarket-prepped cubes of butternut squash—this collection of recipes has you covered, from fall to winter and beyond.