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Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 tacos 1x


These butternut squash and mushroom tacos are made with simple ingredients, and full of the most delicious flavor!



Taco Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups finely diced butternut squash (about 1/2 of a large butternut squash that has been peeled and seeded)
  • 8 ounces baby bella or button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 serrano pepper, stem removed and thinly sliced (*I recommend using a seeded jalapeno instead, if you prefer less heat)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • corn tortillas
  • for serving: chopped fresh cilantro, diced white onions, lime wedges, crumbled cotija cheese

Chipotle Lime Crema Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • pinch of salt


To Make The Tacos:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large saute pan.  Add butternut squash, and saute for 6-8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Transfer the squash to a separate plate using a slotted spoon, and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the saute pan.  Add mushrooms and serrano, and saute for 4-5 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked.  Add the garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently.  Stir the butternut squash in with the mushrooms, then season with salt and pepper and cumin to taste.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Warm the tortillas for a few seconds each in the skillet, if you would like.  Then assemble the tacos by layering two corn tortillas together, topped with some of the butternut mixture, sprinkled with cilantro/onions/lime if you would like, and then drizzled with the crema.

To Make The Crema:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor blender, and pulse until combined.
  2. Or, just finely chop the chipotle in adobo, and stir it in with the other ingredients until combined.