Easy Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos

These butternut squash & black bean tacos are packed with nutrients and protein; you won’t miss the meat! They’re great for gameday and made easy with Old El Paso “stand up” hard taco shells. 

Easy Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

There’s a certain feeling that comes over me when I hear the roar of a stadium, commentators narrating the action of a play, and the jingle that always ends up stuck in my head from SEC on CBS or Monday Night Football. You know, this one…

It’s my favorite time of year. Yes, the crisp air, family time, and the holidays are some of the greatest aspects of Fall/Winter, but there’s something that happens during football season. We forget about the worries at work and the stresses of the week and engage in a little tailgating, watching our favorite teams whether it’s live or on a big screen, cooking and eating our favorite game day eats, and just being together.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

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I made an executive decision that tacos should be eaten on game day. I know, I know, burgers and dogs are easy to grill and can feed a big crowd. But…so can tacos. They’re still handheld like our favorite sandwiches and sausages, but they are different, more flavorful, and not to mention, better for you. These tacos were pretty simple to make, but they were made easier by the Old El Paso stand-up taco shells, and made even more delicious with Avocados from Mexico. You physically cannot eat tacos without guacamole. Or at least you shouldn’t.

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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos Butternut Squash and Black Bean tacos



Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

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  1. says

    That’s a great idea. My husband came home with a Butternut squash and I had no idea what to do with it (I’ve never cooked with it before). We do Taco night every once in a while, so we just might be having Taco night this week!

    • The Blissful Balance says

      YES they will! My dad is a carnivore and he is still talking about these tacos. When my dad approves, I know I did good lol

    • The Blissful Balance says

      I didn’t use any guac mix actually! So am I – seriously though, I had tacos on Friday too lmao Hablo Taco in Channelside is my ish!! Have you been there?

    • The Blissful Balance says

      Thank you!! Super easy, too. The only thing is butternut squash is such a pain in the butt to peel LOL

  2. says

    These look so yummy! I’m making an effort to cook more at home instead of going out (it’s so hard, the food scene in Portland is so amazing!), and these are definitely going to be made soon!

  3. says

    Hi! I am so happy you posted this – I love the combo and can’t wait to try it. I have had some medical problems that forcce me to eat differently than I ever have and this recipe will work. Looks delish!

    Thanks, Again – Carlyn @ TBBloggers

    • The Blissful Balance says

      Oh no! I hope you feel better! I went through some major digestive troubles a couple years back and it forced me to get very creative with my meals, which I guess was a positive that came out of it! Good luck with your health, again I hope you get well soon! Thanks for the love <3

    • The Blissful Balance says

      Thanks, Jess! I’ve never had them at a restaurant but I think next time I see them as an option I am definitely ordering. Such a great combo!


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