INSERT Life changing bowl of comforting pasta. That might seem like an overstatement but this really was life changing and comfort food on crack.
Believe it or not, I had never had butternut squash pasta before even though I have seen it over the blogsphere many times. I was genuinely blown away with the complexity of flavor but simplicity of the cooking process. No matter your skill level you can make this pasta dish and WOW your dinner guests. I promise.
Think sweet butternut squash, creamy coconut milk/cream, herbecious basil, red pepper for some bite, kale for some texture all over gluten free pasta noods. I mean….
Another bonus is that it kept really well in the fridge over night so it would be a great potluck item for any fall dinner parties or friendsgivings you got coming up this holiday season. I made it for #nationalboyfriendsday for my man and my roomie. Both of them agreed it was really really good.
Make this seasonal gem, it is 100% a party in your mouth.
Creamy Life Changing Butternut Squash Pasta
12 Ingredients | 30 Minutes
1 small onion, diced about 3/4 cup
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 scant tbsp crushed red pepper *see note
3.5 cups butternut squash, cut in 1/2 inch cubes, from one medium butternut squash
1 tsp vegetable boullion *see note
1 can full fat coconut cream *see note
3-4 cups dino/tuscan kale, stems removed and chopped
2 tsp fresh basil, chopped, divided, more for garnish
1/2 tsp cumin, dried
1/2 tsp dried thyme (dresh is fine too)
1 can garbanzo beans
pink salt to taste (I am pretty heavy on the pink salt, its high in minerals and makes everything taste GOOD)
black pepper to taste
water for desired thickness/thinness
1 bag pasta noodles (I used a whole bag of trader joes quinoa brown rice blend)
crushed red pepper
- use less or more crushed red pepper depending on your prefered spice level
- I use better boullion veggie broth base and its THE BEST, I’ve tried them all and reccomend this brand
- Get full fat coconut milk or a can of cream. I used trader joes organic coconut cream. Not only does it taste better, but coconuts are loaded with healthy fats that support brain and cell function and helps you feel full.