Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter
Carly Goldsmith


  • butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon  olive oil
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Pound  whole-wheat pasta, preferably rotini or another short cut
  • 3 Tablespoons  butter
  • 1 Teaspoon  garlic, minced
  • shallot, diced finely
  • 6-8  fresh sage leaves, torn

Browning butter creates a deep, almost nutty flavor. Throw in some shallots and a few fresh sage leaves and you have a delicious and extremely easy sauce that's perfect with just about everything — proteins, pasta, vegetables. For this dish, I roasted butternut squash, mixed it into whole-wheat pasta, and topped the whole dish with the decadent, buttery sauce.

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.


Coat the butternut squash pieces with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until cooked through, flipping once during cooking, approximately 25 minutes. 


Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and shallots and cook until the butter foam subsides and the butter begins to brown, approximately 4 minutes. Add the sage leaves and remove from heat. 


Mix the butternut squash with the pasta and coat with the sage-brown butter sauce. Serve immediately. 


Calories per serving:

384 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 56g 86%
  • Carbs 416g 139%
  • Saturated 26g 128%
  • Fiber 16g 62%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 74g 149%
  • Cholesterol 92mg 31%
  • Sodium 71mg 3%
  • Calcium 588mg 59%
  • Magnesium 868mg 217%
  • Potassium 3,072mg 88%
  • Iron 23mg 128%
  • Zinc 12mg 81%
  • Phosphorus 1,397mg 200%
  • Vitamin A 2,973µg 330%
  • Vitamin C 113mg 188%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 188%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 47%
  • Niacin (B3) 30mg 149%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 111%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 435µg 109%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 54%
  • Vitamin K 142µg 178%
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