Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

December 6, 2018 by Gwen Eager EnglishMain Dishes
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Serves: 4-6

Use Organic:

  • 1 medium butternut squash cooked and cooled
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons cashew butter
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon vegan butter (or olive oil)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 lb. of your favorite pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • fresh herbs such as basil or parsley for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pot about ¾ of the way up with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add in 1 Tbsp. of sea salt and pasta and cook pasta al dente.
  3. Once pasta is cooked, reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water, then drain pasta and set aside.
  4. Heat a skillet to medium high, add in olive oil and onion.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes then add in the garlic, reduce heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Place onions and garlic into a food processor using the “s” blade and add in 2 cups of the cooked butternut squash, cashew butter, nutritional yeast, vegan butter, ¼ cup of the pasta water, salt, pepper and spices.
  7. Process all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour sauce over the cooked pasta and mix well.
  9. Top pasta with fresh herbs and serve hot.

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