Butternut squash is my all time favorite squashes. What does butternut squash pair well with? It is so flavorful and goes well with everything from soups to pasta! I recently fell in love with roasting butternut squash. With that delicious success, we paired the roasted butternut squash with pasta and our creamy sauce found in Cajun Shrimp Pasta. Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta is so flavorful and captures the flavor of fall in one amazing recipe.
For another fun pasta try our spicy Rattlesnake Pasta.
Quick and Easy Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
This recipe is quick and easy to make. Roast your butternut squash ahead of time and make it even faster. This creamy, Alfredo type, sauce is made with simple ingredients you normally have on hand.
The butternut squash will roast faster if you keep the pieces small. They also incorporate in the pasta better when they are ½ inch by ½ inch pieces
How to make Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
Making Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash is simple.
Start by cutting your squash into ½ inch by ½ inch pieces. In a large bowl mix the chopped squash with olive oil, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and rosemary. Roast the squash until tender.
Once the squash is roasted prepare the noodles and make the creamy sauce.
First make a roux with flour and butter. Saute the onions in the butter mixture. Add in the milk, and spices and cook on a low simmer until the sauce begins to thicken.
Toss in the spinach and mix together until wilted.
Mix in cooked pasta with the creamy pasta sauce and spinach. Toss until the noodles are well coated.
Gently fold in the butternut squash into the pasta and sauce mixture. Be sure to be gentle as to not squash the squash as it will be tender.
Serve topped with parmesan cheese and a side of our Easy Baguette Recipe.
Tips and Tricks
Roast your butternut squash the day before to have on hand when needed. It warms back up perfectly and tastes great.
Cut the butternut squash into ½ inch by ½ inch pieces in order for them to soften quickly.