Get a cozy vegetarian fall dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with this creamy butternut squash pasta recipe! Full of fiber from the squash and made with NO cream at all, this is the ultimate healthy comfort food.
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Lighter Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe

Get a cozy vegetarian fall dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with this creamy butternut squash pasta recipe! Full of fiber from the squash and made with NO cream at all, this is the ultimate healthy comfort food.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 470kcal

Ingredients

Equipment You Need For Cooking

  • pot to cook the pasta in
  • colander to drain the pasta
  • medium Dutch oven
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring spoons
  • immersion blender

Ingredients You Need

  • 12 ounces pasta whole wheat if you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 small-medium butternut squash cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock
  • 8 ounces creamy goat cheese or use any kind of cream cheese if you prefer
  • 1 ounce parmesan shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Boil a pot of water. Add salt and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • In the meantime, heat the oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and butternut squash and cook, stirring from time to time, until starting to brown. This will take around 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the herbs and continue cooking for another minute. Add the lid, reduce the heat to low and roast until tender. This will take around 5-10 more minutes. 
  • Once the squash is cooked, pour the chicken stock into the Dutch oven. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
  • Take the Dutch oven off the heat and cool for a couple of minutes. Very carefully blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Add both cheeses and blend until fully mixed in. 
  • Check for seasoning and serve with the cooked pasta.

Notes

If you're serving the pasta as a side dish, it serves 6 people and has 251 calories per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal