Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

It’s Taco Thursday!

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos - you won't even miss the meat in this vegetarian dish! Full of great flavor!

Okay I know it’s always Taco Tuesday but why not change it up? It’s a new year right?! Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

I do! I mean any excuse to make a list and I’m in. I remember when I was little my family would sit down and make our new year’s resolutions together. We’ post them inside one of the cabinets for us to see every time we opened it. Now a few years later I actually have some of my goals written down in my bathroom cabinet. Guess some things never change….

Roasted Butternut Squash

Things like how you like your tacos. Everyone loves their traditional beef taco or chicken taco. I mean I love some pulled pork tacos and fish tacos as much as the next person.

But let’s talk veggies. Because I promise you won’t even miss the meat with these Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos! The squash and beans are tossed in smoky spiced vinaigrette. And nothing is complete without some melty and tangy goat cheese. Am I right?

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos with Tangy Goat Cheese and Cilantro - a delicious and healthy alternative!

And with Thanksgiving and Christmas over I think it’s time to cut back on the calories…okay at least for one meal that is. So serve these at your next big fiesta or dinner next week.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos will become your new go to meal! Full of flavor by being tossed in a smoky vinaigrette and topped with tangy goat cheese and cilantro

Note: This recipe can be gluten free by using corn tortillas.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos
Serves: 8 tacos
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed (1/2 inch pieces) butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 ounces goat cheese,crumbled
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • 8 flour tortillas
Spiced Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl toss the squash and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.Spread onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, mustard and honey.
  3. When the squash is done roasting, toss together with beans and vinaigrette.
  4. Spoon the filling into the tacos. Top with cheese and cilantro.



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  1. These tacos look amazing! I absolutely love butternut squash, and I know these would be a perfect meal!

  2. I’m loving butternut squash right now! I’m trying to serve my family more vegetarian dishes after the craziness of the holidays. These look perfect!

  3. Those metal taco holders – I NEED THEM! And the tacos in them, of course. 😉

  4. These look so good Lauren! I loooove butternut squash in tacos. Now my goal is to eat more tacos, haha. My family and I made goals every year too, but we never posted them anywhere! That’s a great idea!!

  5. These look awesome! 🙂

  6. I have been trying to add at least one vegetarian meal a week for my family and always wondered how vegetarian tacos would go. I think these would be a hit!

  7. These look awesome! The family will enjoy for sure!

  8. Oh, these sounds delicious! And I am loving the flavors in that vinaigrette! 🙂

  9. Such a great combo! I LOVE new & different taco recipes….can’t wait to try these!

  10. First of all, I need that taco tray in my life ASAP. Second of all, I can never ever say no tacos. LOVE THESE!

  11. What a wonderful meal to keep resolutions with!! I would eat all the veggies if they come in a taco 🙂

  12. Loved this recipe! My boyfriend who is still slightly terrified by the idea of dinner without meat went nuts over these.

  13. Great combination of flavors, I have made something similar in a wrap and loved it!!

  14. Super healthy and great colors.

  15. GREAT looking tacos! Cant wait to give these a try!

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