Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

This flavorful, creamy sauce tastes fantastic and is super healthy too! Your family is going to love this Butternut Squash pasta sauce that is just like Dave's gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, but better and cheaper!
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!

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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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Yield: 2 jars of pasta sauce

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 25 mins
This flavorful, creamy sauce tastes fantastic and is super healthy too! Your family is going to love this Butternut Squash pasta sauce that is just like Dave's gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, but better and cheaper!

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 chopped red or yellow pepper
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 8 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teas Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teas Parsley
  • 1 teas Oregano

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. First cut a butternut squash in half, scoop out the seeds, cover with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat melt 2-3 TAB butter. Then add pepper, onion, garlic, and stalks of celery and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly tender.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop the cooked butternut squash into the pan.
  4. Add in tomato paste; stir.
  5. Stir and add 3 cups water, a splash (1/4 cup) heavy whipping cream or milk, and 1 teas sugar.
  6. Next season your pasta sauce with Salt & Pepper to taste, cayenne pepper, parsley, and oregano. Cook 5-10 minutes to let flavors combine.
  7. Serve over cooked pasta for a healthy, light, flavorful sauce your family will love!

notes

HINT: For an extra smooth sauce, put in a blender.
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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.