Introduction: Spicy Squash Tacos (in 20 Minutes)

Picture of Spicy Squash Tacos (in 20 Minutes)

These tacos are simple and spicy. They're great to make when you dont have a lot of time and need something tasty and easy to make. It's the only vegetarian tacos I can get my husband to eat. Top them with some fresh or pickled jalapenos for an extra kick. This recipe can also be found at


1 tablespoon oil

1 cup small-dice onion

1 teaspoon chipotle powder or chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

2½ cups small-dice butternut squash

½ cup vegetable broth

for serving:

corn tortillas

queso fresco crumbled

fresh or pickled jalapeños (optional)

Step 1: Cook Onions

Picture of Cook Onions

Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add the onion, spice, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Step 2: Add Squash & Broth

Picture of Add Squash & Broth

Add the squash and broth, stir to coat the squash.

Step 3: Cook

Picture of Cook

Cover and cook until it’s knife-tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Assemble

Picture of Assemble

Assemble the tacos by filling the tortillas with the squash mixture, then garnishing with the queso fresco, jalapeños, and other toppings of your choice.


JessicaR95 (author)2016-02-21

Cannot wait to try these!! Great job :)

Thank you :)

Uncle Kudzu (author)2016-02-15

Squash tacos? Sounds kinda strange, but also kinda good. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Hope you get a chance to try them for yourself...

Wolfbane221 (author)2016-02-16

looks really good!

Thanks! Hope you get a chance to make them...

About This Instructable




More by Garden Girl Recipes:Broccoli, Mushroom, and Gouda QuicheThe Walking Dead Chocolate Zombie CakeZucchini Drunken Noodles
Add instructable to: