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butternut squash pasta

Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta {30 minute meal}

Butternut Squash Pasta is an easy and downright delicious dish that is basically just veggies! Make it in 30 minutes or less!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Butternut Squash Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 567kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 1/2 pound short cut pasta
  • 3 lb butternut squash peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock + extra if needed
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese use the real stuff! + extra to taste


  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil for pasta. Stir in half a pound of short cut pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, bring butternut squash and chicken stock to boil in a separate pot. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
  • Using a potato masher, mash squash into a paste. DO NOT drain out the chicken stock. This will make the sauce.
  • Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, butter and 3/4 of the cheese and cooked pasta. Stir and add in more chicken stock to make sauce the consistency you desire, if needed. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and serve immediately.


Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 1481mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 36554IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 4mg