Butternut Squash and Beef Stew

Butternut Squash and Beef Stew Recipe

This recipe for butternut squash and beef stew is perfect for autumn, when the leaves are changing color and cooling weather makes it a little more difficult to get outside.

This hearty meal will warm you up from head to toe. The leftovers are great for lunch the next day too! This beef stew is a cozy meal the whole family will enjoy!

A hearty and delicious Fall recipe made with garlic, onion, thyme, rosemary, flour, stew beef, Marsala wine, sun-dried tomatoes, butternut squash, beef broth, and flat-leaf parsley.

It’s also a great freezer meal.

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What is Stew Beef

Stew beef is used to make hearty stews and casseroles due to its ability to withstand long cooking times without drying out or getting tough. It’s usually sold in cubes, which can be frozen for up to three months.

What is Butternut Squash

Butternut squash cut in half on a black background surrounded by herbs.

Butternut squash is a delicious vegetable that is perfect for fall. It has a sweet flavor and can be prepared in many ways. Some of the most popular are roasted, mashed with garlic, or pureed into soup.

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Butternut Squash and Beef Stew

Butternut Squash and Beef Stew

Nesting Lane Indulge
Butternut Squash and Beef Stew Recipe. A hearty and delicious Fall recipe. The leftovers make a great lunch for the next day. It's also a great freezer meal.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 2 pounds stew beef cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup dry marsala wine
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 pound butternut squash trimmed and cut to 2 inch cubes
  • 3 to 4 cups beef broth as needed
  • 2 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped


  • Place a large soup pot over medium heat.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of oil.
  • Add in garlic, onions, thyme, and rosemary. Saute approximately 2 minutes or until onions become tender.
  • In a medium bowl, add flour, salt, and pepper. Add beef and toss to coat.
  • In the soup pot, add the coated beef, and turn the heat up to medium/high.
  • Cook approximately 5 minutes or until the beef is browned
  • Add in Marsala wine.
  • Gently scrape the browned bits on the bottom of the soup pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the sun-dried tomatoes, and the butternut squash. Stir to mix.
  • Add beef broth into the soup pot to just cover contents.
  • Turn heat to High, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste,
  • To serve, garnish with chopped parsley.


Calories: 618kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 56gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 827mgPotassium: 1636mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gCalcium: 142mgIron: 7mg
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