Quick and easy Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta is luxuriously silky, healthy and absolutely addicting! Infused with fresh Parmesan, seasoned to perfection, topped with crispy bacon and toasted pine nuts and completely customizable with your chicken/shrimp and/or your favorite veggies!
To continue the celebration of the advent of Fall that began with my Salted Caramel Apple Pie Blondies I bring you creamilicious (yet cream-less), comforting Butternut Squash Pasta!
I love the silkiness and sweet yet nutty flavor that pureed butternut squash adds to any recipe whether its soup, risotto (coming soon!), or pasta sauce. Its naturally gluten free (the sauce) and just oh so rich and comforting while still being healthy!
This Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce can be paired with your favorite pasta (thin spaghetti is my favorite) and even ravioli – you just won’t use all the sauce. Add shrimp, chicken, your favorite veggies or just slurp your butternut squash pasta in all its silky glory – either way you have a healthy Fall meal that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Now because this butternut squash pasta sauce is so so creamy, we need to infuse it with plenty of spices so its not just bland creaminess but seasoned creaminess. To do this, we first sauté chopped onions for a few minutes then add the squash and saute an additional 4 minutes or so, then add your garlic, red pepper flakes, chicken bouillon, ground cumin, basil, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Now we are talking.
Add some water and simmer until the squash becomes fork tender, about about 8-12 minutes. Add your simmered seasoned squash to your blender (or use on immersion blender) and blend until smooth. Stir in some freshly grated Parmesan until nice and smooth and garnish with bacon, toasted pine nuts and more Parmesan cheese.
Thank you Fall.
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