In our opinion, butternut is the king of winter squash, so we just had to create a vegan pasta sauce recipe for it. When the weather is cold you need a hearty recipe – but wouldn’t it be great if it was also a healthy one? With our butternut squash pasta sauce, you can have both!
Squash Those Winter Blues!
People have enjoyed winter squash in the Americas for thousands of years, and we can see why! Winter squash are dense and nutritious, starchy, and can be roasted, stuffed, boiled and made into pies! Wow 😮! It’s amazing that a fruit (yep, it’s technically a fruit!) that gives so much comfort is also ready in time for fall and winter – right when you need it most!
Cream of the (Winter) Crop
Butternut squash gives your recipe a lovely creamy consistency due to its starch content. Yes, we know a lot of starchy foods are also loaded with calories. However, despite the starchy feel butternut squash gives to a pasta sauce, it’s both low calorie and low GI 😃.
Of course, sometimes creaminess needs a little help – that’s why we added special type of fiber that it contains. We won’t bore you with the details but trust us – is a great way to make a pasta recipe creamy while keeping it vegan 😉.. This is an especially creamy plant-milk, due to a
Let Us Break It Down for You
Butternut squash has hard flesh and a tough rind, so it can be tricky to cut. Luckily, there’s plenty of great advice out there on how to break one of these babies down. Once you know what you’re doing, you’ll find your butternut squash recipe prep really easy. You also need to get that butternut squash soft (fast!) so it will make a good sauce. Cutting the squash into half-inch cubes will help it cook quickly. You don’t want to wait all night for dinner!
The Match Game
Italian cooking pays a lot of attention to matching the right pasta and sauce together. We’ve had a little fun with a fall-themed pumpkin shaped pasta. However, any pasta shaped like a shell (conchiglie) or tube (penne, rigatoni, macaroni) will work well! Just make sure you choose pasta with lots of lumps, bumps, ridges or hollows that will pick up your butternut squash sauce.
A Wise Sage Once Said …
… always add herbs to your pasta sauce recipe! Sage, thyme, and parsley are all great with butternut squash. If you choose sage, for extra points try lightly frying it in oil – which really brings out the flavor. Our butternut squash pasta also pairs well with earthy greens like kale, spinach, and collards – so why not add a side salad to your recipe plan?
… well, your sauce is ready and your pasta is waiting! That means its time to toss your butternut squash through the pasta and serve it up! We hope you enjoy this recipe – please use the comments section to let us know how it turned out!
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