Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Bowl of butternut squash pasta sauce with fresh thyme

Savory and hearty, this creamy butternut squash pasta garnished with fresh thyme is the perfect comfort food for chilly fall days. 




  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, add olive oil, onions, and squash. Cook for 10 minutes until the onions become caramelized and the squash starts to soften and brown, stir regularly.
  2. Add vegetable broth and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the squash is tender and the broth has reduced.
  3. While the butternut squash mixture is simmering, start preparing the pasta. Fill a large pot with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  4. Back to the butternut squash mixture; add oat milk and nutritional yeast. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove butternut squash mixture from heat and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before blending. Using an immersion blender (or a regular blender), blend butternut squash mixture until smooth and creamy. If using a counter top blender, return creamy butternut squash pasta sauce to the pot.
  6. Add cooked pasta to the blended butternut squash pasta sauce, stir carefully to combine. If necessary, reheat the butternut squash pasta sauce to your desired temperature. Divide pasta between six servings and sprinkle with fresh thyme (for herbs of choice). 


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