Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

I love a change of pace, don’t you? This Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce hits the spot every time! My kids think this sauce is so yummy and rave about it every time I make it. The best part is that it is so easy to make and comes together quickly, too!

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
This is a creamy butternut squash pasta sauce.

Let’s make a creamy butternut squash pasta sauce

There are many ways to cook butternut squash.

My favorite way to prepare butternut squash (and other squashes) is to simply cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, wrap in foil, and bake in pan on 250 F for 3-4 hours.

Other people omit wrapping in foil, and simply place in the microwave to cook for 10-20 minutes (cooking time depends on your appliance). Either way, it tastes great and you can’t go wrong.

After the squash is cooked thoroughly, simply scoop out the flesh from the skin. I served this Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce over frozen pre-made cheese-stuffed tortellini pasta.

Have you ever tried cooking a spaghetti squash? Here’s my favorite way: Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs.

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Here’s what you will need to make this creamy butternut squash pasta sauce.

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce ingredients

Here’s what you will need to make this creamy butternut squash pasta sauce.

  • 4 cups cooked butternut squash (choose a 2.5-3 pound butternut squash)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups fresh cream (you can use sour cream or heavy whipping cream instead)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
directions to make this creamy butternut squash pasta sauce.

Directions to make creamy butternut squash pasta sauce

Step 1

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

Step 2

Sauté onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes, or just until onions are translucent and begin to turn golden.

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Add squash, black pepper, prepared mustard, and fresh basil.

Step 3

Add cooked squash, black pepper, prepared mustard, and fresh basil.

Step 4

Stir to combine.

Step 5

Add fresh cream and stir.

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Remove from heat, and transfer to a medium sized bowl.

Step 6

Remove from heat, and transfer to a medium sized bowl.

Step 7

Using a stick blender, or a regular blender, blend sauce until it is creamy (a few small chunks are okay).

Step 8

You may have to add a little milk or cream if the sauce is too thick.

Step 9

While the sauce is still very warm add the cheese.

Step 10

Serve over your favorite pasta. My family loves this Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce recipe over cheese-stuffed tortellini pasta.

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
You’re all done! Serve this creamy butternut squash sauce with your favorite pasta.
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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

This creamy butternut squash pasta sauce makes your pasta dinner different and extra special. It has squash, mustard, fresh basil, and cheese. You can serve it with your favorite pasta.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked butternut squash (choose a 2.5-3 pound butternut squash)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups fresh cream (you can use sour cream or heavy whipping cream instead)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes, or just until onions are translucent and begin to turn golden.
  3. Add squash, black pepper, prepared mustard, and fresh basil.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Add fresh cream and stir.
  6. Remove from heat, and transfer to a medium sized bowl.
  7. Using a stick blender, or a regular blender, blend sauce until it is creamy (a few small chunks are okay).
  8. You may have to add a little milk or cream if the sauce is too thick.
  9. While the sauce is still very warm add the cheese.
  10. Serve over your favorite pasta. My family loves this Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce recipe over cheese-stuffed tortellini pasta.

Notes

Here's how to prepare a squash butternut:

My favorite way to prepare butternut squash (and other squashes) is to simply cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, wrap in foil, and bake in pan on 250 F for 3-4 hours.

Other people omit wrapping in foil, and simply place in the microwave to cook for 10-20 minutes (cooking time depends on your appliance). Either way, it tastes great and you can’t go wrong.

After the squash is cooked thoroughly, simply scoop out the flesh from the skin. I served this Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce over frozen pre-made cheese-stuffed tortellini pasta.

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I just love trying new recipes during the winter months! There’s nothing better than a cozy kitchen, and snuggling up with family after a yummy meal! 

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