I was looking through my fridge and to my surprise I found not one but two halves of butternut squashes from different squashes and they needed to be used quickly to make some room. Luckily I remembered seeing this simple recipe for a pasta with butternut parmesan sauce on Simply Recipes that sounded like a great way to enjoy some butternut squash. I know that the sweet roasted squash and savoury parmesan cheese flavour combo is amazing as I use it all the time in pumpkin risottos so I knew that this sauce would also be a winner. Sage also goes well with the squash and cheese combo and I could not resist adding some to this pasta sauce both for the flavour and for some contrasting colour. Once you have your squash pureed this recipe is super simple and it only takes a few minute longer to make than it takes to cook your pasta. Despite the fact that it is quick and simple, it tastes great! The sauce is sweet and creamy and the melted cheese adds a really nice savouriness along with the sage. I will definitely be keeping this recipe around and using it again and again.
Butternut Squash and Parmesan Pasta with Sage
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion (diced)
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 4 cups butternut squash puree (about 1 large butternut squash)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (or Greek yogurt)
- 1/2 cup (packed) parmigiano reggiano (or pecorino, or gruyere, etc., grated)
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon sage (chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound pasta (I used whole wheat) (gluten free for gluten free)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 inutes.
- Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the butternut squash puree, cream, cheese, nutmeg, sage, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes. (If it is too thick, add some water or milk. If it is too thin, let it simmer for a while to thicken.)
- Meanwhile cook the pasta as directed.
I posted a butternut squash soup today. We are on the same page:)
Jeannie Reeves Photography says
I posted butternut squash fries.. wow whats up with all the butternut squash today?
Peter M says
I've made something like this as a lasagna…great flavours!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
That is a flavor combination I particularly enjoy! I make that kind of pasty sauce on a regular basis…
I'm so happy spring is finally here. I'm ready to the abundance of fresh squash to arrive. I think I shall have pasta for dinner tonight.
Cristina @TeenieCakes.com says
I'm embarassed to admit, but I've never had butternut squash before. However, this dish and recipe is provoking me. Beautiful presentation!
First of all, freaking beautiful food styling. Second, that sounds delicious.
Well. You know how I feel about butternut squash. (I.e. I am a card-carrying member of butternut squash-eater's anonymous). This looks amazing.
Looks yummy, as usual. I have some frozen pumpkin puree will try using it. Alas, no "fresh" sage – ok, freshness police please don't give me a hard time. If you lived where I do you wouldn't drive 1 1/2 hrs to a grocery that carries fresh herbs in little packets. You'd wait 'till yours grows in your garden.
Chiara "Kika" Assi says
I love the squash and sage combination. I make a similar pasta that also has Italian sausage in it!
Ruth Daniels says
Yum, and I hope to see more of your fantastic pastas at Presto Pasta Nights.
BTW – I'm sending you a Happy 101 award at http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com the post should be up tomorrow.
Flirting with Flour says
I just bought a butternut squash – this would be fantastic! Please stop by my blog soon – I have an award waiting for you 🙂
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This looks amazing! I'm really excited to try it. I am always looking for more recipes for Butternut squash beyond my usual Butternut Squash soup… so this recipe is a great add on. I might just fill in canelloni with the sauce…I am sure my all family members will love it.
This sounds so healthy and delicious, I love it! I think for added nutrition, I could try this using Kamut Khorasan Wheat pasta! Our family recently tried it and it has great texture and all the value of whole wheat 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe – yum!
I know how I'm topping Friday night's gnocchi now. yummy inspiration!
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This is a great combination! And looks so colourful on the plate. I love this pasta, especially with the Italian sausage.
I love this sauce. It has become my stand by for the nights when I am to tired to cook, so easy.