Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Published on Sep 11, 2017

  by   Kristina Stosek

4 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 75 minutes Serves: 4-6
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This Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce is just that creamy, flavoured with Italian spices, super flavourful and healthy! This gluten-free pasta sauce is vegan, making the sauce an excellent addition for someone following a plant-based diet. The Italian flavoured sauce is so tasty you can pour it over just about anything!


creamy butternut squash pasta sauce


what makes this butternut squash sauce so delicious?

The sauce is a combination of cooked butternut squash, onions, garlic, herbs such as oregano, sage and bay leaves. The rich and creamy sauce is a combination of tomato sauce and coconut cream or milk. Everything combined, you will find that this sauce has a punch of flavours!

To make the sauce, first, the butternut squash is cooked. To do this, trim the ends of a medium squash, cut in half, remove the seeds and place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for about forty five minutes, or until the squash is tender depending on the butternut squash’s size. Once the squash is baked, scoop out the flesh and mash with a fork.

The butternut squash is then added to sauteed onions, garlic and spices, and the remaining ingredients. You cook the sauce briefly for about fifteen minutes. In the end, stir in fresh basil leaves. The sauce is now ready to serve over your favourite gluten-free pasta.

dairy-free and creamy sauce,

When following a plant-based diet, cheese is not an option. What I like to add to this creamy butternut squash pasta sauce is a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. If you are following a vegetarian diet, feel free to add a good sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

This deliciously seasoned creamy pasta sauce recipe is super easy to make and is acceptable for a gluten-free, vegan and paleo diet. Butternut squash is a winter squash with a slightly nutty taste and is packed with healthy nutrients.

This tasty naturally gluten-free creamy sauce is ideal for pasta, rice or over roasted veggies.

For more recipes made with butternut squash please check out our gluten-free butternut squash soups, mains and desserts!

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The sauce is wonderful and reminded me of vodka sauce. I didn't have tomato sauce, so I used two heaping tablespoons (mostly to use it up) Used coconut milk. Great recipe, easy to make!

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