National Nutrition Month 2023 | Butternut Squash Tacos Demo

These veggie-powered tacos are satisfying, nutritious, and can be customized to fit any palette! Shake up your usual taco filling with roasted and spiced butternut squash and finish your taco with your favorite toppings.

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Recipe serves: 3-4 servings


  • 5 cups butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cube
  • 1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Wheat or corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/4 cup store-bought salsa (optional)
  • 1/2 lime, zested and squeezed (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Lettuce or broccoli slaw for topping (optional)
  • Crema, for drizzling (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 425 F. Peel and chop squash into 1 inch pieces. Toss with large drizzle of olive oil, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt/pepper. Put on large sheet pan. Then bake squash.
  2. Place the sheet pan of squash in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven, toss around and return for another 10-15 minutes or until caramelized.
  3. Rinse and drain beans while squash is in the oven. When the squash is taken out of the oven when done add in the beans to heat them up.
  4. While the beans warm up and the butternut squash cools, make the sauce. Add in sour cream, salsa, and lime juice/zest into a bowl. Mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add water to thin it out if desired.
  5. Warm up the tortillas before serving, top with all of the ingredients you would like and then drizzle the cream on top and serve.

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