Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos Recipe

Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos Recipe

How To Make Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos

Whip up a unique and flavorful lunch meal with our loaded tacos recipe! It comes with tender squash, mushroom, and lime crema for a tasteful dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Tacos:

  • 2tbspolive oil,divided
  • 2cupsbutternut squash,finely diced, about ½ of a large butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 8ozbaby bella,or button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1serrano pepper,stem removed, thinly sliced
  • 3garlic cloves,peeled, thinly sliced
  • ½tspsea salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper,freshly-ground
  • tspground cumin
  • corn tortillas
  • fresh cilantro,chopped, diced white onions, lime wedges, crumbled cotija cheese, for serving

For Chipotle Lime Crema:

  • ½cupGreek yogurt,or sour cream
  • 1chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1garlic clove
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • salt,pinch


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan.

  2. Add the butternut squash, then sauté for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Transfer the squash to a separate plate using a slotted spoon, then set aside.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the sauté pan.

  5. Add the mushrooms and serrano, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked.

  6. Add the garlic, then sauté for an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  7. Stir the butternut squash in with the mushrooms, then season with salt, pepper and cumin to taste.

  8. Remove from heat and set aside.

  9. Warm the tortillas for a few seconds each in the skillet.

Chipotle Lime Crema:

  1. Add the yogurt, chipotle chile, garlic, lime juice, and salt to a food processor blender. Pulse until combined.

To Assemble:

  1. Layer two corn tortillas together, then top with some of the butternut mixture.

  2. Sprinkle with cilantro, white onions, and a sneeze of lime, if desired.

  3. Drizzle with the crema, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 232.57kcal
  • Fat: 5.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.43g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.04g
  • Fiber: 1.25g
  • Sugar: 39.01g
  • Protein: 2.58g
  • Cholesterol: 3.19mg
  • Sodium: 307.41mg
  • Calcium: 76.67mg
  • Potassium: 260.72mg
  • Iron: 0.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 325.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.28mg
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