This creamy butternut squash pasta is a wonderfully healthy Fall dinner recipe. Make the butternut squash sauce in minutes while your pasta boils and you’ll have a yummy dinner in minutes!
I love when Fall rolls around because we start to get yummy squashes from the garden. I’m always trying to come up with a new recipe with the different types of squashes and I thought it might be fun to try to puree Butternut Squash and make a Butternut Squash Pasta recipe. This one was so simple and tasted so rich and creamy that I’ll be making it again and again.
There’s nothing better than making homemade pasta sauce, and this butternut squash pasta sauce is so easy to make. Simply cut and peel the squash. Then boil the diced squash. Finally puree it in a food processor and add it to a garlic and oil mix. The result is a creamy buttery sauce that tastes like a Fall dessert. The great thing is you can cook the meatballs in the oven and boil the pasta while you prepare the sauce. This ends up being a healthy dinner and helps you mix things up a bit if you’ve been cooking traditional spaghetti with tomato sauce!
Tips for the Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe:
- Add some basil and roasted buttery pecans as a garnish
- Use turkey meatballs as a healthy alternative
- Sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top if you love cheese with your pasta
- Make brown rice pasta or whole wheat pasta as a healthy pasta alternative
- Try different spices such as sage, oregano, or thyme for different flavors
This tasty butternut squash pasta sauce can be made ahead of time in a Vitamix food processor and kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. It reheats in a sauce pan easily and makes a yummy lunch or dinner. Your family and kids will enjoy this Fall recipe because it tastes like pumpkin pie in pasta form!
Here’s the recipe for the Butternut Squash Pasta: