Butternut Squash Pasta

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butternut squash pasta

Fall is my favorite season, and it’s in full swing now that October is here. Here in the Midwest, the leaves are changing colors, the air is turning crisp, and the fields are golden and ready for harvest. One of my favorite aspects of fall is the food! Pumpkin and squash dishes are some of my favorites, and both are plentiful this time of year!

butternut squash pasta

Today I am going to share a creamy butternut squash pasta recipe that feels like comfort food but is completely dairy free. One of my salon clients gave me a butternut squash from her garden, and I couldn’t wait to turn it into this creamy, delicious pasta! I stopped by Walmart to pick up the rest of my ingredients, including Silk® Original Almondmilk. Silk® Almondmilk has reformulated and repackaged and features the new silky smooth taste you’ll love. I also grabbed a container of Silk® Vanilla Almondmilk because it is perfect to use in some of my favorite holiday drinks and recipes.

butternut squash pasta

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

If you are using a whole butternut squash for the recipe, I have a great tip for you. These can be so hard to peel and dice up so first I cut both ends off, then stick it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Be careful pulling the squash out because it might be hot, but it will be so much easier to cut up! If you really want to make this quick and easy you can also use frozen or canned squash. Next, you’ll want to peel and dice the squash, then roast for about 40 minutes at 425º.

butternut squash pasta

While your squash is roasting you can assemble the rest of the ingredients for the sauce. I like to soak my raw cashews in hot water for about 30 minutes before incorporating them into the sauce, but that is optional. Add the cashews, Silk® Original Almondmilk, Nutritional Yeast flakes, garlic, and salt to a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Once the squash is done roasting, add 2 cups to the sauce mixture and blend.  

butternut squash pasta

You can use any sort of pasta you like, but I favor linguine for this recipe. The noodles are sturdy enough for this rich, creamy sauce without being heavy. 

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Serves 6
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401 calories
68 g
0 g
9 g
13 g
2 g
141 g
402 g
4 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
141g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 402mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 68g
23%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
99%
Vitamin C
17%
Calcium
5%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 C raw cashews
  2. 1 C Silk® Original Almondmilk
  3. 1 minced garlic clove
  4. 1 t salt
  5. 2 C butternut squash, roasted and cubed
  6. 16 oz linguine, cooked and drained
Instructions
  1. Blend cashews, Silk® Original Almondmilk, garlic, and salt in food processor/high powered blender until smooth. Add butternut squash, and and blend until sauce is a creamy consistency. Put sauce in pan and heat through, then stir into pasta and serve.
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This recipe will definitely be in regular rotation on our fall menu! You can mix it up by stirring in some broccoli or even wilting some spinach on top. I sautéd some sage leaves to sprinkle over the pasta.

butternut squash pasta

I know what you are all wondering – does this really taste like cheese? The answer is no, not exactly. But I feel like it is a very satisfying replacement in terms of creaminess, and I think it is actually more flavorful than a traditional dairy based sauce. My husband doesn’t like squash and all but refuses to eat it, but after he tried this dish he said, “Yep, you’re making this again.” 

butternut squash pasta

Have you tried dairy-free pasta sauce before? Head to your local Walmart and grab the new, reformulated Silk® Almondmilk and get to cooking!

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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is a wife, mom, and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.

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