Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

We’ve totally fallen in love with this creamy butter squash pasta!

There’s so much going on. The roasted butternut squash, onion and garlic have a lovely caramelised flavour, which is the perfect match for the nutmeg and paprika.

We decided to go with linguine or spaghetti because we love the shape, but you can try this recipe with whichever pasta you like.

And it’s so easy! Roast the vegetables, then throw everything into a blender and mix with the cooked pasta. Then finally top with chopped basil leaves to add some freshness. What could go wrong?

Enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 onion (quartered)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 onion (quartered)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or 390°F.
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half, peel and deseed it, then slice it into 1 inch chunks.
  3. Place the butternut squash chunks, onion pieces and garlic cloves on a baking tray. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Put the baking tray in the oven and roast for 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with hot water, and leave to one side.
  6. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  7. Remove the veg from the oven and place the butternut squash, onion and garlic into a bender. Make sure you remove the skin from the garlic cloves. Then add the stock, nutmeg and paprika. Drain the cashews and add to the blender. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  8. Drain the pasta, then combine it with the butternut squash sauce.
  9. Mix everything together until the pasta is coated in the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Top with chopped basil.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

This creamy avocado pasta is so simple. We wanted to make it as straightforward as possible so we reduced as many steps as we could, while making sure there’s still tons of flavour.

We often turn to this recipe, or variations of it, after a tiring day at work. The sort of day when you return home and you don’t have the patience to spend hours in the kitchen.

The creamy avocado sauce is lovely and fresh, which is packed with lots of healthy fats and oils. The garlic is great for the immune system, while the asparagus and peas have lots of vitamins.

And we really encourage you to put your on twist on this recipe. Depending what’s in season where you live, try boiling a variation of vegetables in the pasta. Sometimes we add a small amount of chili to the sauce to give it a tiny kick!

Let us know what you think,

Roxy & Ben

Creamy Avocado Pasta

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Creamy Avocado Pasta
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 320 g conchiglie pasta
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 250 g asparagus sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and deseeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 120 ml dairy-free milk
  • small handful of pine nuts
  • small handful of basil leaves
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 320 g conchiglie pasta
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 250 g asparagus sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and deseeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 120 ml dairy-free milk
  • small handful of pine nuts
  • small handful of basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta as per packet instructions. In the last 3 minutes add the asparagus and peas, and simmer until the asparagus starts to go a little soft.
  2. Meanwhile, make the creamy sauce by blending the avocado, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and dairy-free milk until smooth.
  3. Remove pasta from the hob and drain.
  4. Pour the creamy avocado sauce onto the pasta and stir to combine. Then season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir again to combine.
  5. Serve the creamy avocado pasta with a sprinkling of pine nuts and chopped basil.