Butternut Squash Alfredo | Pastabilities

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Overhead shot with bowl and bag of Fall Harvest Pasta

There is no such thing as a higher fall squash in my view than the butternut.  It’s candy, it’s versatile, and most of the people I do know find it irresistible!  When engaged on my Thanksgiving menu, I wished so as to add some extra coloration to the desk and likewise one other vegetable (extra like vegetable-ish) facet.  Butternut Squash Alfredo simply sounded comforting, and I additionally love the thought of utilizing our Fall Harvest Pasta, little pumpkins and leaves.

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Beautiful display of ingredients loose including a bag of Fall Harvest Pasta

The colour right here is so fairly.  For our mid-week dinner, I paired the pasta with some roasted Brussels sprouts drizzled with balsamic glaze – a fantastic combo!  It is a sauce might be made forward of time, which helps in the course of the holidays, and reheated and tossed together with your pasta proper earlier than serving. There are such a lot of variations and methods to customise this for your loved ones!

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Collage of roasted squash and before and after blender shots

What are another concepts or variations for Butternut Squash Alfredo?

  • Prime Alfredo with crispy bacon or pancetta in chunk dimension items
  • Prime with toasted walnuts or pine nuts
  • Garnish with contemporary chopped parsley or basil
  • Add some diced hen or rotisserie hen to sauce
  • Roast some further diced butternut squash and mix with pasta and sauce
  • Add 1-2 roasted crimson peppers to sauce earlier than pureeing – provides a pleasant sweetness
  • For a casserole, put mixed pasta and sauce in casserole dish, high with ½ cup shredded mozzarella and ½ cup grated Parmesan, and broil for 3-5 minutes till melted.  Garnish with chopped parsley or basil.
  • For a Butternut Bisque, proceed to skinny sauce with further broth till desired consistency…yum!

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Overhead close up of Alfredo showing Pumpkin shapes of pasta

How can I “loosen up” this Butternut Squash Alfredo?

  • Substitute 2% milk for the half and half
  • Use solely hen or vegetable broth, and skip the milk or half and half
  • Use our Good Day Pasta! Low carb and delish!
  • For a gluten free possibility, mix sauce with some gluten free pasta
  • Take a peek at our Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce recipe beforehand featured

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Two bowls of pasta, one small and one large

How can I make this Butternut Squash Alfredo vegan?

  • Substitute vegetable broth and skip the Parmesan
  • Substitute almond milk for half and half, together with the vegetable broth
  • Prime with vegan shredded cheese and toasted nuts, or contemporary chopped parsley, basil, or sage

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Alfredo with our Good Day Pasta in a bowl overhead

As a result of this Butternut Squash Alfredo was such a success, I wished to mix it with a extra on a regular basis pasta form I may use all yr spherical. I made a decision to make a second batch of sauce and tossed it with our new Good Day Pasta (low carb).  The sauce clings superbly and the ruffles simply add some “fancy” to the plate!

With 42% much less carbs, you’ll be able to indulge with much less guilt! I shared some with the ladies within the workplace (my official tasting panel), and so they agreed – YUM! Be taught extra particulars about our Good Day Pasta right here.

Butternut Squash Alfredo | Two bowl of Good Day Pasta with Alfredo sauce and grated Parmesan

If butternut appeals to you, be sure you take a look at our different recipes, Butternut Squash Sauce over Gluten Free Tagliolini, Butternut Squash & Kale Cannelloni, and Wholesome Butternut Mac and Cheese.  Tag us if you happen to make this recipe or any variation as we’d like to see what you create!  #worldofpastabilities @worldofpastabilities

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14 oz. bag of Fall Harvest Pasta, or 8 oz. field of Good Day Pasta (or no matter form you favor, you’ll use the suitable quantity of sauce for the quantity of pasta you cook dinner!)

34 cups (approx. 1 ½ kilos) cubed butternut squash (1 inch cubes); I purchase the precut squash from Dealer Joe’s or Costco, though you should still must cube the precut items

3 cloves garlic, smashed

2 T. olive oil

1 t. kosher salt

Recent black pepper

¾ cup half and half

¾ cup low sodium hen or vegetable broth

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish

1/8 t. floor nutmeg

Recent sage or parsley, chopped, for garnish


Preheat oven to 425 levels.

Toss butternut squash and garlic in bowl with oil and season with the salt and black pepper. Unfold on a baking sheet and place in center rack in oven.  Roast for about 30-40 minutes, tossing about half method by way of, till squash is tender and caramelized.

Within the meantime, cook dinner pasta in keeping with package deal instructions, drain, saving ½ cup pasta water. Rinse pasta with chilly water, and toss with 1 T. olive oil. Put aside.

When squash is prepared, take away and let cool for 10 minutes.  Add squash, half and half, broth, Parmesan, and nutmeg to a meals processor, and mix for one minute or so till easy.  If sauce wants thinning, add pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, till the specified consistency.

Pour sauce over pasta and gently mix till pasta is coated.  Garnish with contemporary sage and extra Parmesan.  Get pleasure from!


Learn weblog put up for many ideas and concepts to both lighten this up, or make different variations!