Perfect Fall Recipe: Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms
Now that the Fall weather is officially here, wouldn’t it be great if you could incorporate more fall veggies like pumpkin, and squash into your family’s meals? Paired with pasta, they can make for one mighty delicious, easy, and healthy meal option.
The Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms recipe we recently recreated from the Pasta Fits website was so tasty, and low in calories!
Personally, I love pasta because it is easy to prepare, relatively cost effective, and versatile. You can make it as simple as you wish, or as complicated. I am all about quick to prepare, make-ahead meals that are budget friendly.
Now that school is back in session, week night meals are generally meals that are easy to prep, and ones that can be made ahead. The Butternut Squash Pasta with Mushrooms really appealed to us because butternut squash is now in season.
It is my family’s #1 fall veggie, but would you believe we never once paired it with pasta?
After making it for dinner…oh..my..gosh–it was literally one of the best meals we could all agree one! The best part is it is healthy, and contains two delicious veggies!
Doesn’t it look so good?
Here is how to make Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms: (Pasta Fit site)
- 1 pound whole wheat orecchiette (we used penne) pasta
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
- 1 pound baby bellas/crimini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 shallot, chopped
- ½ tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup chicken broth*
- ¼ cup heavy cream (or any kind of milk)
- salt & pepper to taste
Place the butternut squash in a large stock pot filled with water and bring to a boil. Cook for ten minutes, or until tender.
Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir fry the shallots for about 1 minute, then add the mushrooms and sage.
Cook for about ten minutes or until the mushrooms are caramelized. Once that happens, turn the heat off and set aside.
Transfer the squash to a food processor, leaving the water in the pot.
Bring the water back up to a boil and add the pasta. *You may need to add more water-that is ok!
Cook the pasta according to the package directions
While the pasta cooks, add the nutmeg, chicken broth, heavy cream and salt & pepper to the food processor and process until smooth and sauce-like. You may need to adjust the liquid until your squash is sauce-like.
Drain the pasta once cooked, return the pasta to the pot add the butternut squash sauce; mix well.
Once all the pasta is coated in the sauce, fold in the mushrooms.
Serve immediately and garnish with fresh Parmesan. You could also make this ahead of time, and heat it up when you are ready. Left overs of this meal are really phenomenal!
If you are looking for the perfect fall meal, I totally suggest recreating this recipe!
Jaime R says
Thanks, I can’t wait to try this recipe this winter! :)
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That sounds SOOOO good. The best part is that my kids wouldn’t like it, so more for me :)
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
Mmm, I love me some mushrooms! This looks delicious!
Betsy Mitchell says
YUMMM!! This looks so good. I never think to cook with butternut squash but with Fall here, I might as well take advantage of it.
My mom just picked several (I’m talking more than a dozen) butternut squashes from her garden. I’ll definitely be sending this recipe her way!
i have a butternut squash sitting on my counter right now. this looks really good but I’ll have to make some adjustments with my ingredients as I refuse to go to the store AGAIN.
That pasta looks amazing. I love mushrooms and now I find them all the time at our local farmers market. will have to try this one!
Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy says
This looks delicious. I love butternut squash, and I love mushrooms, so this is perfect for me.
Liz Mays says
What a delicious sounding recipe. I’ll have to make this. I love the addition of the sage.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
Oh this looks amazing. I made a butternut squash mac and cheese last fall and it was amazing. I love what you have done here with the sage and mushroom. YUM!
Debbie Denny says
That looks so tasty. I love butternut squash and will have to try this.
Lori Gunn says
What a yummy recipe for butternut squash. This sounds like a recipe to try soon, since we enjoy delicious vegetables prepared in different ways.
Yum! This sounds delicious for the colder weather. Butternut squash is one of my favorite things about fall.
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
Yum! This has fall written all over it. It looks so scrumptious.
This looks good and sounds very healthy. That’s definitely win-win.
Brett Martin says
Mmm, this looks yummy. I’m a big squash fan. What an awesome way to incorporate it.
This looks amazing! I pinned it to try.
Carly Anderson says
My mouth is totally watering! This looks so delicious!
that looks super yummy! I would love to have that maybe minus the cheese :-)
Debbie L. says
I love the fresh veggies that fall brings. The dish looks so tasty!
Wow this recipe looks delish. Love the look of those mushrooms. Perfect pasta dish for fall!
I am a huge fan of butternut squash! I’ve got to try this!
The sage mushroom combo sound super yummy! Perfect fall dish!
This dish looks beautiful! I love all of the veggies in there!
My husband just LOVES mushrooms. I’d be happy to give these a try.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love cooking with squash . This time of year the squash prices are reasonable and its a great time to buy it and freeze some for winter. thanks for sharing a great recipe i cant wait to try.
This looks like a fun recipe to make. I never know what to do with squash. I haven’t cooked it much because the most I have seen done with it is sliced up and fried or grilled on the grill.
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Sounds like a healthy recipe to enjoy. Nice that it is fall inspired.
I’ve never tried butternut squash. I think in a pasta would be a great time to try it – I’m so picky but pasta is a weakness! Looks so good:)
I just tried butternut squash for the first time not too long ago and loved it! This looks like an amazing recipe that would quickly become a favorite in our family!
Janel (A Mom's Take) says
I didn’t realize there was so much you could do with a butternut squash, other than puree it up for the baby to eat.
Travel Blogger says
That looks absolutely delicious! I’m pinning this for later.
Danielle @ We Have It All says
This looks really good. I’ve never had butternut squash pasta, I’m curious how it tastes.
Amanda H. says
I really like the taste of butternut squash, but hate cutting one up. Why do they have to be so hard?!?! Maybe a good knife set is what I need.
This looks delicious. I love squash and mushrooms so this is a win/win for me.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
This looks really good! I’ve been looking for some butternut squash recipes to try and this one looks great!
Shannon Gosney says
This looks and sounds like a great recipe! We are definitely pasta loves in our home!
Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog says
I love squash and mushrooms. This sounds like it would be right up my alley.
That looks phenomenal! My husband would so enjoy this!!!