Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Family favorite recipe!! This sauce is so delicious and creamy! Uses butternut squash for a healthy, flavorful pasta sauce recipe.

Ever since my family discovered Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce we have been huge fans! It is delicious and nutritious. 

If you've never tried it – trust me you'll love Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce! 

But the bottle sells for $6 at Target. So I set out to create my own Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe and I am happy to report – I did it. And it is delicious.

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!

How to Cook Butternut Squash

How to Cook Butternut Squash

First cut the butternut squash in half.

scoop out the seeds

Next scoop our the seeds in the small cavity.

you can cook in the oven for 30 min, or microwave for 10 min

Now cover with plastic wrap and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe

Saute your veggies

In a large pot over medium heat melt 2-3 TAB butter and add the following vegetables to cook until soft:
  • 1/2 chopped red or yellow pepper
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 stalks of celery
scoop out cooked butternut squash

Scoop out the cooked butternut squash into the pan.

add tomato paste

Add 8 oz can of tomato paste

add in seasonings

Stir and add 3 cups water, a splash (1/4 cup) heavy whipping cream or milk, and 1 teas sugar (optional).

a little bit of this and a little bit of that

Next season your pasta sauce with:
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teas Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teas Parsley
  • 1 teas Oregano
puree soup for a smooth, silky consistency

Put your sauce (in 2 batches - it won't fit into 1) into the blender on high until smooth. It will be silky smooth!

you've GOT to try this delicious pasta sauce

Serve over your favorite pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese if you like. It has an incredible flavor and will quickly become a family favorite!

Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Copycat Recipe

Dave's Gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Copycat Recipe #recipes #copycatrecipe

Your homemade Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce will make 2x the quantity of the store bought jar, tastes better, and costs a whole lot less!

side by side comparisson

The smooth creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce on the left is the homemade one. The sauce to the right is some from Dave’s Gourmet.

one of our families favorite fall and winter meals

You''ll find that this sauce will go a long way with your pasta. Plus you have 1 jar to eat for today's meal and 1 jar to save for a lunch or later dinner - score!

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  1. Does this sauce have a really strong butternut squash flavor or does the tomato paste make it more tomato-y? My kiddo is not a fan of straight butternut squash, but your picks make it look delicious so I might try it anyway.

    1. Keitha it is so delicious and so hard to describe. It does not taste strongly of either butternut squash or tomato sauce. It's just oh - so - yummy! You should totally try it. We were skeptical at first, but decided to try it just "to be healthy" - SO glad we did.

  2. I despise scraping out the seeds when the strings are so tough so what I've started doing is just roasting the squash with the seeds. I cut it in half and place each half seed-side down on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for an hour at 350 (I try to stay away from microwaving whenever possible) and then it's SO easy to scrape out the seeds. I'm really looking forward to trying this recipe out!

  3. Can you put plastic wrap in the microwave??

  4. SO GOOD! I've been hanging on to this recipe for a month and we finally had it for dinner tonight. I've already got another squash on my shopping list to make more!

    1. Thanks for popping back over to share =) So glad yo liked it. It is certainly a favorite at our house!

  5. Hi, this looks really good. I was wondering what size squash would you use? I wasn't sure and I have 2 smallish ones. Would that be too much? Thanks.

    1. It is your "regular" size if that even makes sense. If it is a little big or 2 smaller, it will work! You just may tweak the water to get your right consistency =)