Slow Cooker Butternut Squash – Create Kids Club

Butternut squash in slow cooker recipe

Making slow cooker pumpkin is very easy! With just a few simple steps, you can have a delicious and nutritious accompaniment that pairs well with any meal. Follow these simple instructions to learn how to make crockpot squash


This vibrant orange squash has become very popular in recent years, for good reason. Butternut squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash. Interestingly, pumpkin is grown in the summer, harvested in the fall, and still sold during the winter months due to the thick, hard exterior.

Pumpkin can be roasted, grilled, air-fried, and sautéed, but today you’ll learn how easy it is to make pumpkin! For more slow cooker favorites, check out Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup, Crockpot Sweet Potatoes, and No Boil Crockpot Mac and Cheese.

Butternut Squash Nutrition Facts


is not only easy to make, but it’s a great way to get more nutrients for your family. Pumpkin


low in calories and is a good source of dietary fiber.


member of the Cucurbitaceae family may have the highest amount of vitamin A, or 354% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA).

This vibrant orange squash is rich in the group of B vitamins including folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamine and pantothenic acid and contains adequate levels of the minerals iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

As a bonus, you can eat pumpkin seeds just like you would pumpkin seeds!

They are an excellent source of dietary fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids that benefit heart health. In addition, they are rich in proteins, minerals and numerous vitamins beneficial to health. The seeds are an excellent source of the health-promoting amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted into a neurochemical GABA beneficial for health in the human brain.

Dietitian tip: Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and an essential vitamin for healthy eyesight.

We know that this pumpkin clay pot recipe will quickly become a staple in your home.

To get started, gather the equipment and ingredients and then follow the written instructions or printable recipe card. Enjoy!

whole uncooked pumpkin

  • crockpot
  • equipment

  • cutting board chefs
  • knife spoon


  • 1 medium pumpkin Gluten Free Squash

: If you’re new to eating gluten-free, we understand that it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which may not. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten.

How to make

Rinse pumpkin under running water. Place all the pumpkin in the slow cooker. Cook over high heat for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

Cut the pumpkin and remove the meat Carefully remove the



the slow cooker and cut in half. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and discard them. Take out the inside or cut the dice into squares.



the pumpkin as is or top

with butter and salt.


pumpkin can be used in many ways, from soups and stews to pasta, dinners from a frying pan, mixed into meats like meatloaf, or simply topped with a little butter. It is also a delicious side dish along with any main course. From pork and chicken to beef and seafood, you can offer seasoned or unseasoned pumpkin.

Consider any of these dishes the next time you have a pumpkin to cook:

Pork – Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops,

  • 3 Ingredients Crockpot Pork Chops, Baked Pork Chops
  • Chicken – Ninja Foodi Italian chicken thighs, buffalo chicken breast, gluten-free chicken wings
  • Beef

  • – No Peek Meat tips, Beef Loin Recipe, Irish Meat Stew (slow cooker)
  • Seafood – boiled shrimp, air-fried frozen fish fillets, roasted haddock


can also turn this recipe into pumpkin puree by whipping with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for a sweetened side


Storage of crockpot butternut squash

In the fridge

: Let cool completely and then store in the fridge for up to 5 days in a covered container. Keep in mind that shelf life can be reduced if seasonings or toppings are added to the pumpkin.

In the freezer:

Leftovers can be stored in the freezer in a Ziploc container or bag once cooled for up to a year

. Microwave Reheat Instructions

: Reheat in 30-second increments in a microwave-safe dish

until hot.

Skillet: Add the cooked pumpkin to a skillet over low heat until very hot


Tips and tricks

Mix with coconut milk and

  • vegetable broth to turn it into a creamy pumpkin soup
  • .

  • Whip with milk and butter for the creamy pumpkin
  • .

  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic for a tasty side. Drizzle with maple
  • syrup or honey
  • .

  • Add to tacos, enchiladas or burritos instead of refried beans.
  • Save pumpkin seeds to toast in the oven and serve as a sweet or savory snack.
  • Store an entire pumpkin in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry, for up to a month.
  • Puree and add as a dressing in Shepards Pie instead of potatoes.
  • Mix pumpkin puree in our Halloween chili pepper to increase nutritional value.

Frequently Asked Questions

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These recipes are great if you’re wondering what to do if you don’t own a slow cooker or if you’re looking for more ways to use pumpkin cooked in the slow cooker.

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