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Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta

Sweet and Savory, Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes, act as a flavorful Sauce to Pasta!

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Can you believe that parts of the country, like the mid-west are already getting snow? I almost cried looking through my Instagram feed yesterday! It’s like, November. What the heck mother nature. You’re killin’ it. And not in a good way.

This past weekend, we got out of the heck out of dodge and took a road trip two hours north to see a couple friends, and actually go shopping. Like for real, not online. I got to go to Target for the first time in seven weeks! I know, right? The best part, I got to do it alll by myself. My husband took care of the kids and I got to go shopping alone. It was a glorious day, one that I feel should be repeated every weekend! 😉 Seriously though, it was really nice for us and for our boys to get a change of scenery since my husband had a three day weekend.

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta | Fabtastic Eats

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta, I’m lovin’ it! So much flavor, and so easy to make. And since it’s loaded with veggies, I consider it pretty darn healthy, especially when using whole wheat pasta. And we could all use a little health in our life this time of year…or at least I can. Can you say holiday sweets?

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta | Fabtastic Eats

This pasta was a hit, my kids loved it, which I consider a win..like I said; veggies. And my husband inhaled it. I really enjoyed it too. Obvs. The butternut squash and sweet potato act as the sauce, so if you wanted to healthify it up even more, you should totally add more veggies, chunks of them for more texture, and even a little chicken..that would be totes perfect. Orrr for quick and easy, make it as is and you will not be disappointed. Lots o’ flava flav!

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta | Fabtastic Eats

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta

Sweet and Savory, Creamy Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes, act as a flavorful Sauce to Pasta!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1/2 of a butternut squash, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 13 ounce box of elbows
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the olive oil to a shimmer and add the onion and garlic.
  2. Saute for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the chopped sweet potato and butternut squash. Toss together.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, rosemary, paprika, and brown sugar. Toss to fully coat.
  4. Add the vegetable broth and stir.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  6. While that is cooking, boil water and cook pasta according to instructions on box.
  7. Once softened, mix in the Parmesan cheese. Use either an immersion blender, or carefully transfer the hot mixture into a standing blender and puree until smooth.
  8. Pour the sauce over the pasta, and toss to fully coat.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I also need some healthy in my life right now, except I can’t give up pasta!! Love it. Sounds like your hubby is a keeper. Hope you got some good stuff on your shopping trip. 😉

    November 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha I consider pasta healthy as long as I use whole wheat and its loaded with veggies! 😉
      I definitely stocked up shopping! Thanks!

      November 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Peggy

    This really sounds great. I have all the ingredients at my fingertips for once when a new recipe comes along! Thanks so much, it’s what we’re having for dinner!

    November 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      oh yay! I love when that happens! Enjoy and let me know what you think! :)

      November 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm
      • Reply Peggy

        I made it for last night’s dinner only difference is I used whole wheat penne, asiago cheese and didn’t use brown sugar, thought the squash and sweet potato were enough sweetness. Hubby loved it but still had a ground beef burger on the side!!! regards Peg

        November 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm
        • Reply Alaina

          So glad that you guys tried it and like it!! Thank you!

          November 14, 2013 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    We woke up to snow in NYC this morning! Not enough to actually stick, but it was pretty to watch. This pasta looks so warming & cozy, and perfect for snowy winter days!

    November 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I like when it doesn’t stick! 😉 It’s such a mess hahah But I do like watching it come down and curling up to comfort foods and hot chocolate!

      November 13, 2013 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Tracey

    Seven weeks without Target? I don’t know how I’d survive lol :) I’ve been ordering so much take-out lately, I desperately need to find my dinner mojo. This will help – all of my fave ingredients in a simple comfort food dish – love it!

    November 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Seriously, its awful. A LOT of online shopping, and I do mean, a lot! 😉 I lose my dinner mojo too sometimes, easy and quick dishes are the best remedy!

      November 14, 2013 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Julia

    We got snow in Chicago this week–ugh!! Way too early in my opinion. And how did you go 7 weeks without going to a Target (I was at one today-dangerous!). This is such a great pasta dish! Perfect for the cold weather.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:15 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Snow already! oh my! I hope it’s not a crazy terrible winter!

      November 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I love how creamy this is without having to use all the fat!

    November 14, 2013 at 4:29 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Totally! Thanks! :)

      November 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Tieghan

    This looks so good and healthy!! I love butternut and sweet potatoes so this is right up my alley!
    Oh and it has been snowing since September here in the mountains! Right now I love it, but come January 6th I want it gone! LOL!

    November 14, 2013 at 5:25 am
    • Reply Alaina

      hahah I like snow for about a week. If it snowed through Christmas and New Years then stopped, that would be perfect! 😉

      November 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Keirstin

    Thanks SO MUCH for this receipt! A student at our school has a very sick father and all us faculty members have been helping with meals when we can. This one came out so yummy! Keep the fabtastic recipes coming :)

    November 15, 2013 at 1:14 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Aww that is so amazing and wonderful of all of you guys. Im so glad he enjoyed this! :) Thank you!

      November 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Dina

    so creative and sounds so yummy!

    November 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Totally! Thanks so much!

      November 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Nutmeg Nanny

    Oh wow! I bet this tastes absolutely incredible :) I can’t get enough squash, no matter how hard i’ve been trying 😉

    November 24, 2013 at 4:46 am
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