Butternut Squash Pasta – Fit Armadillo

Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut Squash Pasta

One of the best things about being an ACE -Certified Fitness Professional  is our monthly magazine.

In addition to great fit tips we get awesome recipe ideas.

Most months, I forget to test them out in my own kitchen.

This month? I was on it!

I love butternut squash and being of Italian descent, I also love pasta, so I couldn’t turn down this month’s recipe for Butternut Squash Pasta.

Today’s recipe is modified from Julieanna Heaver‘s original.  If you’re looking for a cookbook that combines “the best of the Mediterranean and vegan diets” check out her The Vegiterranean Diet Cookbook HERE.

Here’s what you need to serve 4-6:

1 1/2 cup chopped butternut squash
12 oz dry pasta shells
1 1/2 cup raw brocollini
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice + zest
3/4 tsp ground chipotle powder

Here’s how to put it all together:

Step One: Cook your squash. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Roast your squash in a baking pan for 20 mins.

Step TwoCook your pasta according to package directions.  Before draining, add your brocollini and wait 2-4 mins for it to soften.

Step Three:  Prep your sauce. Puree your squash, almond milk, cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and zest, and chipotle powder together in a blender until smooth.

Step Four: Dinner time! Pour your sauce over your pasta and get ready to enjoy.

I love the kick from the chipotle and the slight cheesiness (in a good way) from the almond milk.

What do you think? Ready to try out this vegan dish? Share your thoughts with a comment below:

Catherine Turley

Hello! I'm the founder of Fit Armadillo® and I'm so glad you're here. If you've been looking for a way to start your healthy lifestyle, but you don’t want to join a gym or spend thousands of dollars on supplements and fad products, you’ve come to the right place. On the blog we share fitness tips and healthy recipes to get you started. For more 1-on-1 help head here to get matched with an awesome certified fitness professional. Looking for motivation to start or stick to your routine? Check out my *bestselling* book HERE

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