Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

A great alternate to traditional marinara sauce. Use this Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce atop traditional spaghetti or for those following Paleo or Whole30, use it with spaghetti squash or a potato. 



  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half and brush 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the flesh part (not the skin).
  3. Roast the butternut squash for 25-40 minutes, until slightly browned and an inserted skewer goes through the squash with little effort.
  4. Scoop the butternut squash out of the skin and place in a large bowl.
  5. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  6. Add the garlic, onion and herbs.
  7. Sauté until the onion is translucent, then add 1 1/2 cups of the squash and stir well.
  8. Thin the solution out with broth and allow it to come to a boil.
  9. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
  10. Use an immersion blender to puree the butternut squash mixture.
  11. Stir in the cooked & drained spaghetti and stir to coat with the butternut squash sauce.
  12. Serve hot.

Courses Dinner

Cuisine Italian

Recipe by Smarty Pants Mama at