Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

A delicious, comfort food recipe that takes minimal effort
butternut squash pasta
Pumpernickel&Rye

An easy, delicious pasta dish is always welcome, and this recipe is great because it uses butternut squash as a thickening sauce as opposed to all cream.

Recipe by Christopher Mohs, recipe developer and Founding Editor of Pumpernickel&Rye.

Ready in
1 h 15 m
6
Servings
470
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 Pound trottole pasta
  • 1/4 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 Cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme plus sprigs for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a bowl, combine the butternut squash, dark brown sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss to coat the squash evenly. Pour into a roasting dish, cover with aluminum foil and roast for 45–60 minutes.

In the final 20 minutes of roasting, boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. When the pasta has cooked, strain and return pasta to the cooking pot. Remove the roasted butternut squash from the oven and place a 1/4 of the butternut squash into the pot with the pasta (these are chunky bits for the final dish).

Put the remaining squash in a blender and purée until smooth, add the heavy cream, and give one quick blitz. Pour the puréed squash along with fresh thyme and pumpkin seeds into the pasta and stir to combine until the pasta is coated.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
21%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
76g
25%
Vitamin A
634µg
70%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.7%
Vitamin C
24mg
40%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
83mg
8%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
48µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
48µg
12%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
112mg
28%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
252mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
627mg
18%
Sodium
111mg
5%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.2%
Zinc
2mg
11%