Chipotle Butternut Squash Crepes with Cilantro Crema

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: dinner


A delicious savory stuffed crepe recipe featuring spiced butternut squash, cilantro crema sauce, and toasted pepitas.



Butternut Squash:

  • 2 cups 1/4” cubed butternut squash
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1/4 cup fine-ground cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup white wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Topping (see note):

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or half/half
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Toasted Pepitas
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F. Place the cubed butternut squash in a roasting pan and toss with the crushed chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, garlic, olive oil, cumin, and salt. Squash should be well coated. Roast until tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • While the squash is roasting, make the crepes. In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients for the crepes. Heat 8″ skillet and lightly grease with oil. Place a scant ¼ cup of batter in pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter covers the entire pan and cook for about 60 seconds or so, until golden. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Layer done crepes, slightly overlapping, on a plate.
  • Assemble the crema by whisking together the sour cream, heavy cream, cilantro, and salt. When the squash is done. Take a crepe and fold in half then half again. Stuff the butternut squash inside each crepe and place on a plate, repeating for each crepe. Drizzle with the cilantro crema and top with toasted pepitas. Serve with lime wedges.


Tips & Tricks: If you can find Mexican crema- go that route. The recipe above is an acceptable substitute but not quite the same.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, chipotles in adobo

Nutrition:  see the information.