Butternut Squash – Gluten-Free Menu Plan Sept. 23

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ButternutButternut Squash is one of those foods that I frequently hear is good for you. How good is it? Well, an article on Whole Living describes it as a Power Food. It contains vitamins A, B, and C, as well as beta-carotene, anti-oxidants, folate, potassium, fiber, and more. Sounds pretty good.

I don’t cook or even eat butternut squash very often. But, given that it’s a “power food” and in season, I thought we should give it a try at home. So, once again, I went looking for some new recipes to try. Here’s what I found this week:

My son helped me plan the menu this week, so he chose what he thought looked best from the list to put into this week’s menu.

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and ideas for using butternut squash in your menu.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Friday - Pupusas and Spicy Slaw

Spicy Slaw

Monday —  Eating Out

Tuesday — Chili with Butternut Squash Cornbread

Wednesday — Hamburgers, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Thursday — Halloween Pancakes with butternut squash, Chicken Apple Sausage, and Fruit Salad

Friday — Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Saturday — Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Jasmine Rice

Sunday — Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa is happy to welcome fall and butternut squash. She says she has a great recipe for puréed Butternut Squash Soup that she’ll post this week, so check her site later for that. This week, her family will be eating Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs, Shredded Pork Tacos, Beef Roast in the Slow-Cooker, Acorn Squash stuffed with ground beef, Chicken Apple Sausage Soup, and Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Tenderloins.

Dietz Eats: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Fawn is joining us for the first time, so stop by her brand new blog and welcome her. For lunch this week, she is making dairy-free butternut squash soup. She’ll get the recipe posted later this week. For dinners this week, she’ll be having Grilled Salmon with Corn Salsa, Fried Chicken with Quinoa, Leftover Fried Chicken Salad with Almonds and Cranberries, Sautéed Butternut Squash, Chili, and Pulled Pork.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
It isn’t on Elisabeth’s menu this week, but she shares links for a few of her favorite butternut squash recipes: Portuguese Soup from In My Secret Garden, Spicy Squash Nuggets from Peas and Thank You, and Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan from Oh She Glows. For dinner this week, Elisabeth is planning for Veggie Pot Pie, Potato Soup, Shrimp Teriyaki Stir Fry, Baked Fish and Pizza. Don’t miss her recipe for Healthy Apple Breakfast Casserole — looks too good to be healthy. 🙂

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
No butternut squash on her menu this week, but plenty of other delicious gluten-free meals. Kimberlee’s family will be enjoying Southwest Chicken Chili, Baked Ham, Pasta Alfredo, Texas Bean Bake, Pizza, Chicken Enchiladas, and breakfast for diner. Check out the full menu to see what she has planned for breakfast and lunch, too.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela is a fan of all winter squash, with butternut being her favorite. She says she often uses it to replace pumpkin in recipes like her pumpkin pie and Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter. She also uses butternut squash in Slow Cooker Squash, Chickpea & Lentil StewSlow Cooker Orange Chicken with Winter Squash and Sweet PotatoesSquash and Kale Pizza and Apple Cranberry Squash. In addition to some of those recipes, you find Meatballs and Noodles, Pork and Apple Curry, and Thai Chicken Thighs on her menu this week.

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda joins us a little late this week because she hasn’t been feeling well. She did, however, manage to get her menu plan posted. She’ll be serving a roasted chicken with Vegan Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad. She’s also planning Turkey Parm, Salmon, Stuffed Peppers, and a breakfast night of Frittata and French Toast using Butternut Squash Bread.

Thanks for joining us this week and offering ideas for gluten-free meals, menus, and gluten-free recipes for butternut squash. Join us again next week when we explore ideas for adding broccolini to your meals.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us here again next week for more gluten-free meal ideas. Next week’s theme is Broccolini. Feel free to share your favorite Broccoli recipes, too!
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.


Categories : Menu Plan



Those look like fun, new suggestions for trying butternut squash!
I think I will try the pancakes soon since that’s a favorite with my smallest picky eater!

Thanks for hosting this week! Here the link to my menu plan:


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I was just looking at a recipe for alfredo butternut squash on Pinterest!

Anyway, here is the menu for this week it’s called: “Simple Gluten Free Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes} 9/23”

and here is the link-

Enjoy and thanks for hosting!

Kendra- blog assistant for


Kendra – Sounds interesting, I’ll have to look for it on Pinterest. Thanks for the idea!


Thanks so much for including a link to my Roasted Glazed Carrots and Butternut Squash recipe. We love them enough to serve them instead of sweet potato casserole at the holidays. P~


I’m definitely going to cooking with butternut squash this fall. So many delicious recipes.


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