I admit, I like pasta. I also like health and variety. Meet a new and healthy way to have your pasta in a (perhaps shockingly) delicious dish! 


Quantity Unit Name Link Alternatives
1 butternut squash
1 box rotini pasta (or favorite shape of pasta)
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup soaked cashews (optional)
2-3 drops liquid smoke (optional)


  • Optional: Soak 1/4 cup of raw cashews in hot water for 2-3 hours (for a creamier sauce). Drain water before using.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash the butternut squash and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the two halves on a baking sheet with open sides facing up. Roast the squash for 40 mins or until you can easily stick a fork into it.
  • Once the squash is cooked. Prepare the pasta according to package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, use a large spoon to scoop out the insides of the squash into a blender (being careful not to include the outer peel). Add seasonings and optional ingredients, if desired. Blend until smooth.
  • Add sauce to drained pasta and serve. Enjoy it by itself or topped with our delicious pesto!
Prep Time: 1 hour
Serving Size: 4-6
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