This flavorful, creamy butternut squash pasta sauce tastes fantastic and is super healthy too! Your family is going to love this copycat dave’s gourmet butternut squash pasta sauce recipe that is just like the storebought version, but better and cheaper! This yummy vto be your families new favorite way to serve quick and easy pasta. So pick up a butternut squash from the grocery store and try this delicious buttern nut squash recipe as your new pasta sauce recipe today.
Dave’s Gourmet butternut squash pasta sauce recipe
Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
Increase the flavor and vitamins and minerals by using butternut squash as the base for your tomato sauce recipe. Not only will it add a slightly sweet rich flavor, but the health factor just sky rocketed. They are a great source of fiber and vitamins A, C, E and B plus minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Plus it’s loaded with disease fighting antioxidants that protect against conditions like cancer, heart disease, and mental decline.
How to Cook Butternut Squash
Butternut squash has been such a popular food you can now buy it frozen cubed, fresh cubed in produce, or in ready to steam packs already split. But you can always cook a butternut squash easily on your own too. The squash themselves are easy to grow in your garden, or last a long time if you pick them up fresh from the groery storey. Plus you can cook them easily yourself so let me show you how to cook a butternut squash.
First cut the butternut squash in half.
Next scoop our the seeds in the small cavity.
Now you can cook it in the oven by baking it at 375 for 45 minutes, but we prefer to get our squash cooked quickly by covering it with plastic wrap and cook for 8-10 minutes in the microwave.
Dave’s gourmet butternut squash
In a large pot over medium heat melt 2-3 Tablespoons 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
Now 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
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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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 2-3 tablespons butter
- 1 medium red or yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 stalks celery
- 8 ounces tomato paste
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
- dash salt & pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 box pasta of choice, cooked
- First cut a butternut squash in half, scoop out the seeds, cover with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes.
- In a large pot over medium heat melt butter. Then add pepper, onion, garlic, and stalks of celery and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly tender.
- Using a spoon, scoop the cooked butternut squash into the pan; add tomato paste and stir.
- Stir and add 3 cups water, ) heavy whipping cream or milk, and sugar.
- Next season your pasta sauce with Salt & Pepper to taste, cayenne pepper, parsley, and oregano. Cook 5-10 minutes to let flavors combine.
- Serve over cooked pasta for a healthy, light, flavorful sauce your family will love!
How does this freeze? Excited to try it. I have a ton of squash to use!