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Learn how to make the best Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce with sage and thyme! This easy recipe is nutritious & delicious! 

Gluten free pasta with homemade butternut squash sauce, parmesan cheese and chopped parsley in a white ceramic bowl

I love a good bowl of pasta. It used to be a regular dish in our home. That is until our daughter because extremely sensitive to tomatoes in addition to dairy.

That fun twist meant that I was off in search for a pasta sauce recipe that was dairy free and delicious. After some tinkering and trial and error, I came up with a nutritious pasta sauce recipe my whole family loves – using butternut squash as the base.

It’s really delicious and flavorful, and surprisingly easy to make. All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this delicious Butternut pasta sauce.

Close up of gluten free pasta with butternut squash sauce, grated parmesan and chopped parsley in a white bowl

Butternut Squash Sauce Recipe

Learn how to make an easy Butternut Squash Sauce with sage and thyme in this simple pasta sauce recipe.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Recipe Servings: 6



  • Peel, de-seed and chop your butternut squash into small cubes (less than 1”).
    Cubed butternut squash in a pan
  • Heat the butter in a large pan until melted, then add the butternut squash cubes, onion and garlic. Sautee until everything starts to brown and caramelize (about 10-15 minutes).
    Butternut squash being sauteed with onion in a large pan
  • Add the vegetable stock, sage, thyme, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer.
    Fresh thyme and spiced added to butternut squash, onion and garlic mixture
  • While the squash is cooking, cook your gluten free pasta according to the directions on the box. Strain and set aside
    Gluten free pasta in a white strainer
  • Once the squash is tender (about 20 minutes), turn off the heat.
    Butternut squash, onions and garlic cooked with sage, thyme and other spices in a pan
  • Remove the Thyme stems, then use an immersion blender to puree your butternut squash sauce.
    Pureed butternut squash sauce in a pan
  • Return the pasta to the pan, then add the butternut squash sauce to the pan and stir until well combined.
    Butternut squash sauce stirred together with gluten free pasta in a pan
  • Serve on a plate or in a bowl with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley for garnish.
    Butternut squash sauce over gluten free pasta topped with parmesan and parsley in a white bowl

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 24432IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3mg

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