Food & Drink Friday Recipe

Savory Butternut Squash & Spinach

October 28, 2017
Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut Pasta

Ready for something cozy and savory? This cute zucchette pasta at Trader Joe’s inspired us to make this recipe from healthylittlevittles. Plus with all of its health benefits of butternut squash, we are excited to share this recipe with all of you.

One serving of butternut squash contains 4 times the recommended dose of vitamin A and nearly half of your daily dose of vitamin C. Foods high in antioxidants are a natural treatment for oxidative stress and has been linked to healthier skin and were linked to a lower likelihood of wrinkles and dryness.

This Butternut and Squash dish is so flavorful and quite filling too!

Butternut Pasta

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Pasta

Savory Butternut Squash & Spinach

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package butternut squash (purchased pre-cut into cubes)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb gluten free pasta (We used zucchette pasta from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 5 oz fresh, organic spinach
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian no-chicken broth/vegetable broth/chicken broth (if not vegan)
  • 1/4 cup + more for topping vegan parmesan cheese *see notes
  • red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

OPTIONAL

  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts or walnuts

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Arrange the pre-cut butternut squash pieces on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt  pepper. Roast in the oven until the squash starts to turn golden (about 15-20 minutes)
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions
  4. In a large skillet, heat the 2 tbsp olive oil + garlic + salt over medium heat
  5. Add the diced onion + garlic and saute until translucent
  6. Add the broth + vegan parmesan cheese + red pepper flakes. Simmer over low heat to combine the flavors
  7. Drain the pasta, then add to the skillet
  8. Finally add the butternut squash + spinach to the skillet, cooking for a few more minutes until the spinach begins to wilt
  9. Serve with more vegan parmesan cheese + red pepper flakes if desired!

 

Have a fabulous weekend!

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