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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

November 12, 2021
A light and healthy weeknight meal is always a necessity, and my Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce is a tasty dinner delight!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Pasta is easy to keep in the pantry, so it is a go-to weeknight meal. Make a healthy twist on pasta with my creamy and delicious Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce, made with perfectly seasoned squash, your favorite pasta or ravioli, and an irresistible sauce that is cheesy and addictive!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

You can never go wrong with pasta.

When you have your favorite pasta varieties on hand, you can make a fast and fun meal that tastes great. While many say that pasta is not in itself a healthy meal, you can add elements to make it nutritious!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

That is exactly what I’ve done with this Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce! I make a luxurious parmesan cream sauce with lots of garlic alongside some spiced roasted squash. I then mix in my favorite spinach ravioli and I have a healthy meal in just 30 minutes!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

This dish is perfect for busy weeknights when you have to get to a soccer game, ballet recital, or other activity. Plus, it is filling enough to sustain you all the way until breakfast!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Choosing Your Perfect Pasta

As I said before, you can use any type of pasta that you like in this recipe. That is what makes Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce so adaptable!

I enjoy eating ravioli because of the cheesy filling, which adds so much to any sauce that you pair it with. My personal favorite is the spinach-flavored ravioli because of the color and added nutrients. 

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Choose from any of these pasta varieties for this dish:

  • Tagliatelle
  • Orecchiette
  • Spirals
  • Tortellini
  • Angel hair
  • Bucatini
  • Shells
  • Penne

You can also use gluten-free pasta, whole-wheat pasta, or even zoodles for a low-carb option!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Ingredients in Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

  • 1 (8 oz.) package organic spinach + cheese ravioli

For the Roasted Butternut Squash:

  • a small butternut squash, peeled + cubed (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • a teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • a teaspoon of garlic powder

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

For the Parmesan Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for cooking
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup organic heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup organic chicken or veggie stock, low-sodium
  • 2 tablespoons white cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

To Roast the Butternut Squash:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet by lining them with parchment paper.

In a bowl, add the cubed butternut squash along with the olive oil and all seasonings, gently mixing everything together until veggies are fully coated.

Add the veggies onto the baking sheet (in a single layer) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until butternut squash is charred and golden.

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

To Cook the Pasta:

Cook pasta according to packaging.

NOTE: ravioli doesn’t take a long time to cook, usually 4-5 minutes, depending on the brand.

To Make the Parmesan Garlic Sauce:

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter until melted.

Add the garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute or so, until fragrant. Add in the seasonings and stir until well combined.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly add in the heavy cream, chicken/veggie stock, and white wine, stirring until combined. Let it slightly bubble for 1-2 minutes and then add in the grated parmesan, whisking until fully melted and sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Add in about 2 cups of the roasted butternut squash, stirring until combined.

NOTE: The sauce might turn a little close to the butternut squash color—-that’s fine!

When the ravioli is done, drain it and add it to the sauce, stirring until sauce fully coats + sticks to the pasta. Serve immediately!

Bon Appetit!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package organic spinach + cheese ravioli (I love using Artisola)

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH:

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled + cubed (About 1 lb.)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

PARMESAN GARLIC SAUCE:

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, for cooking
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup organic heavy cream + more if needed!
  • 1/4 cup organic chicken or veggie stock, low-sodium
  • 2 Tbsps white cooking wine
  • 1 tsp sea salt + black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

TO ROAST THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet by lining them with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, add the cubed butternut squash along with the olive oil and all seasonings, gently mixing everything together until veggies are fully coated.
  • Add the veggies unto the baking sheet (in a single layer) and and bake for 25-30 minutes or until butternut squash is charred and golden.

COOK THE PASTA:

  • Cook pasta according to packaging. NOTE: ravioli doesn’t take a long time to cook, usually 4-5 minutes, depending on brand.

TO MAKE THE PARMESAN GARLIC SAUCE:

  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp of butter until melted.
  • Add the garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute or so, until fragrant. Add in the seasonings and stir until well combined.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly add in the heavy cream, chicken/veggie stock, and white wine, stirring until combined. Let it slightly bubble for 1-2 minutes and then add in the grated parmesan, whisking until fully melted and sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Add in about 2 cups of the roasted butternut squash, stirring until combined. NOTE: The sauce might turn a little close to the butternut squash color----that's fine!
  • When the ravioli is done, drain it and add it to the sauce, stirring until sauce fully coats + sticks to pasta. Serve immediately!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Any leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
  • PASTA: You can use long pastas like Pappardelle, Fettuccine, etc. however, I would recommend tossing with tongs to ensure that pasta is fully manageable and fully coated. Otherwise, other pastas such as Penne, Rigatoni, Paccheri, Orecchiette, etc. are perfect.
  • GREENS: To add a bit more flavor to this dish, you can always feel free to add in your favorite greens such as kale, spinach, broccolini, collards, or asparagus. 

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