Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter
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Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter
Carly Goldsmith

Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter

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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6
Servings
172
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 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
  • 1 shallot, diced finely
  • 6-8 fresh sage leaves, torn

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
61mg
9%
Sodium, Na
297mg
20%
Water
52g
2%

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Butternut Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.