This is a very delicious substitute for masked potatoes. You can add in the herbs of your choice, with suggestions of cilantro, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Sage is also wonderful. Nutmeg and cinnamon would work well for a slightly sweet twist.
Cook a whole butternut squash in your slow cooker. All you need to do for prep is cut it in half and chop off the top and bottom. When it's done, you can scoop out the insides and put in the spaghetti sauce and serve it as a bowl. Or you can turn it into a mash or add some seasoning and serve it as a side.
This is a veggie beef stew that incorporates all the hearty vegetables of the fall and winter seasons. The slow cooker leaves everything fork tender. You get a nice dose of healthy veggies in this one.
Miso adds a rich umami flavor to butternut squash soup. In this recipe, it's paired with the usual suspects in a butternut squash soup, with the addition of red pepper flakes and delicious toppings like green onions, toasted sesame seeds, or chili oil.
This soup recipe adds sweet potatoes for more richness and fresh ginger for added spice. You can top it with homemade croutons and/or cheese, herbs, pumpkin seeds, almond slivers, everything-but-the-bagel seasoning or even bacon bits.