From Custard to Cocktails: 10 Unexpected Recipes for Squash and Pumpkin

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

2 of 11
butternut squash black bean chili photo
2 of 11

As the weather cools and football season heats up, nothing will feed and please a crowd like a huge pot of chili -- and this butternut squash/black bean version is a healthy, vegetarian alternative to the traditionally meat-heavy versions.

The rich flavors of the squash and beans are complemented by garlic, chili powder, and cumin, while Swiss chard adds a boost of vitamin K, A, and C. Pair it with a keg of local beer and you might just end up hosting every viewing party until the playoffs.

Photo: missmeng/Creative Commons