Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbread

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March 31, 2022
Carole JonesJump to Recipe

Easy Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbread is ready in 15 minutes and uses the amazing whole food resources of the frozen food section of your local grocery store! The fresh avocado slices and cilantro lime crema on top makes the perfect topping for these naan flatbreads. You will be amazed that a vegetarian dish could be so delicious and satisfying!

Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbreads
Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbreads

Take your meatless meals south of the border with these outrageous pitas. A layer of sweet butternut squash gets topped with hearty black beans, avocado, and some salty queso fresco.

overhead shot of naan bread covered with vegetarian toppings

The finishing touch of the cilantro lime crema crowns this dish with a refreshing cool tanginess. Not yet convinced? Just close your eyes, hold my hand, and take a leap of faith with me on this one.

Naan flatbread with black beans and butternut squash

Out of all 100 recipes I created for my new cookbook, The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook, this one was my personal favorite. I’ve made it at least once a month ever since.

Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbreads

One flatbread loaded with so many wonderful, flavorful toppings is beyond satisfying. And yes, my kids gobble these down just as quickly as I do, so don’t be afraid to make this for your family. You can NOT beat a meal ready in 15 minutes!

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Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbreads

Black Bean Butternut Squash Flatbread

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Healthy and delicious dinner in 15 minutes! You won’t believe how amazing these taste with so little effort.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 flatbreads 1x



1/2 cup sour cream

4 teaspoons chopped cilantro

1 jalapeno, green only, finely minced

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided

1 (10-ounce) bag frozen butternut squash

2 cubes frozen crushed garlic

1 tablespoon salted butter

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

4 small naan flatbreads

1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco

2 avocados, peeled and sliced

Juice ½ lime


  1. Cook butternut squash according to package directions, then add to a bowl with the garlic, butter, chili powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Mash together with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Heat beans a small microwave safe bowl until hot, about 1 minute. Warm pitas in the microwave, about 15 seconds each, then evenly divide the squash and beans on the naan.
  3. Mix together the sour cream, cilantro, jalapeño, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Spread crema onto the black beans, add avocado, and queso fresco. Serve
  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • Serving Size: 1 flatbread
  • Calories: 525
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1117 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69 g
  • Fiber: 14 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 12 mg

Step by Step Directions for 15 Minute Vegetarian Flatbreads

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


4 years ago

I can’t believe how quick these were to make, and how much we all loved them. Thank you!

4 years ago

You are very welcome Marie! Thank YOU for coming back and leaving your review because it helps out so much!

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