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
First cut the butternut squash in half.
Next scoop our the seeds in the small cavity.
Now cover with plastic wrap and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe
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 the cooked butternut squash into the pan.
Add 8 oz can of tomato paste
Stir and add 3 cups water, a splash (1/4 cup) heavy whipping cream or milk, and 1 teas sugar (optional).
Next season your pasta sauce with:
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1/2 teas Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teas Parsley
- 1 teas Oregano
Put your sauce (in 2 batches - it won't fit into 1) into the blender on high until smooth. It will be silky smooth!
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
Your homemade Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce will make 2x the quantity of the store bought jar, tastes better, and costs a whole lot less!
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.
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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