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Better for You Fall Squash Recipes

Nov. 9, 2021

Harvest season is here! Incorporate the flavors of fall into your healthy meals. Enjoy these 4 delicious fall squash recipes using Better for You tortillas.

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Fall is a wonderful time to include the bounty of harvest season in your cooking; squash is a particularly versatile ingredient that goes well in a variety of dishes. If you’re looking for some fall squash recipe inspiration, we’ve rounded up four of the best meals that highlight the delicious flavors and textures of squash – all with that quintessential Mission tortilla twist! These squash recipes also feature Better for You tortillas so that you can enjoy the flavors of the season without compromising your health goals. So throw on some cozy socks, watch the leaves fall outside, and try these four bold and nutritious fall squash recipes.

Squash, Pepper, and Spinach Quesadillas

When you’d like something warm, nutritious, and comforting for the cool fall nights, pull out this squash quesadilla recipe! If you’re looking for a quick meal, choose a summer squash that’s soft and cooks in only a few minutes; for something heartier, a winter squash can add a lot of richness to this dish. Combine your roasted squash of choice with sweet or spicy peppers and onions, then mix with spinach until it just begins to wilt. Warm up our Organic Flour Tortillas before filling with the vegetable mixture and shredded cheddar cheese. Fold and flip in a skillet to crisp both sides, then serve!

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Vegetarian Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos

Butternut squash is known for its sweet and rich flavor, not to mention beautiful orange hue. A favorite during the fall and winter seasons, this squash can be incorporated into almost any dish! For a healthy twist on Taco Tuesday, try this vegetarian bean and butternut squash recipe. Start about an hour ahead of time (or even the day before) and roast the butternut squash; don’t be afraid to drizzle lots of olive oil and salt on top of the cubed squash before you pop it into the oven on high heat. When the squash is roasted, combine in a skillet with black beans to heat through. Meanwhile, warm our fluffy Gluten Free Original Tortilla Wraps in the microwave or on the stovetop, then start assembly! Top each bean and butternut squash taco with some salsa verde and queso fresco for an authentic Mexican flavor that compliments the squash perfectly.

Yellow Squash Tacos

With a soft exterior that’s easy to chop, dice, or slice, yellow squash is a great addition to many recipes. Unlike many other varieties, yellow squash cooks quickly so you can incorporate it into even the busiest weeknight dinner. These yellow squash tacos feature thinly-sliced strips of both zucchini and yellow squash, sautéed quickly with garlic and red onions for a rich flavor. When the veggies are tender, set aside while you warm our hearty Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas. Assemble everything by spreading refried beans on the tortillas, then adding the squash mixture – top with sour cream or leave it off for a dairy-free meal!

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Summer Squash Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Don’t let the name of this recipe fool you – summer squash makes a wonderful fall ingredient! Harvested in mid-to-late summer, squash like zucchini and yellow varieties can be frozen for use later in the fall (if you’re growing homemade) or purchased fresh in most grocery stores year-round. For this cheesy quesadilla, you can use whatever summer squash you have on hand or mix a variety for a more colorful dish! The addition of poblano peppers doesn’t just spice things up; the combination of the smooth, sweet squash with the burst of crisp chile flavor adds depth to this meal. Make sure to roast your poblanos over a flame until thoroughly burnt (you can scrape that part off later) to get the best texture and flavor. Prepare an Organic Whole Wheat Tortilla by warming quickly in a skillet, then spoon in some goat cheese, peppers, and squash before folding and flipping to crisp both sides.

Warm up your kitchen as it cools down outside with these delicious fall squash recipes!


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