Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 24, 2022
Spicy butternut squash makes such a great base for these vegetarian tacos. I’m always looking for quick and nutritious weeknight dinners for my family. These fit the bill and are so delicious! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium butternut squash (3 to 4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Pico de gallo, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Combine first 6 ingredients. Add squash pieces; toss to coat. Transfer to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, until tender, 30-35 minutes.
  2. Divide squash evenly among tortillas. Top with queso fresco, avocado and red onion. If desired, serve with pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts

2 tacos: 353 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 13g fiber), 11g protein.