Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
I was looking at photos of this recipe that I made and photographed back in our first house in 2017 and realized that the recipe has never actually lived online!! It's always been written out in the Instagram post's caption! Sharing here to give it a more permanent and sharable home.
When I first made this recipe I was going for alfredo vibes. Since 2017 - I've learned that traditional alfredo components don't involve heavy cream lol, that's American alfredo! So call it what you want, but there are definitely alfredo vibes. The key to making the sauce super luscious is watering it down with pasta water and adding a pat of butter while mixing the pasta into it.
Almost all of my recipes make enough for 2 large portions or 4 smaller side dishes of pasta, but since we're roasting an entire butternut squash here, this is a larger scale recipe. It makes enough sauce for 6-8 pasta dishes. (6 regular serving sizes and 8 on the smaller side.) So what I usually do, is I cut the squash/garlic/cream puree in half after it comes out of the blender. Before watering it down with salty pasta water and adding butter, it's essentially butternut squash soup, so I eat it that way as soup or save it to pour over another batch of pasta in a few days!
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11/2/2022 07:25:53 am
Hi! To be honest I'm not sure what size it was!! Ah. I think it was close to 2 cups full of cubes. I would probably guess a medium sized squash. If it is on the thicker side, you can always thin it out with pasta water or a bit more cream.
10/28/2022 08:22:26 am
So excited to try this! Can I use almond milk instead of heavy whipping cream for a lighter version? Thanks! :)
11/2/2022 07:27:46 am
Hi! I am allergic to almonds so I'm not quite sure about the consistency or texture of almond milk, but I believe it's pretty watery compared to heavy cream! I think the fat content of the cream is a key component in the sauce! :(
10/31/2022 12:58:00 pm
Hi! I made this today and it is so delicious. The consistency was thicker than I realized it’d be. What is the size of the squash for this recipe?
11/2/2022 07:29:05 am
It's hard to say because squash sized vary and I don't have a scale! I used about 2-2.5 cups of squash cubes. If you end up having a sauce that's thicker you can add in more cream and or pasta water to thin it out!
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