Browned Butter Butternut Squash Pasta

LAST UPDATED: Jun 15, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Sep 15, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Make fall flavorful with browned butter & butternut squash pasta

Ah, fall is almost here, but from the change in the weather to the posts on Instagram, it feels as if it has arrived. Hints of it can be found in our home, especially in the kitchen. I’ve been cooking & baking with my fall favorites, including butternut squash. I’ve always appreciated butternut squash for it’s beauty & it’s flavor. It’s graced several of my table settings & decorated a few of our homes. I love anything versatile, so it should come as no surprise that a vegetable I can use to decorate my table one day, will become dinner the next. Flowers can’t do that.

Make fall flavorful with browned butter & butternut squash pasta

This recipe is a combination of a few of my fall favorite pasta recipes, including butternut squash ravioli. It’s unbelievably filling!

Make fall flavorful with browned butter & butternut squash pasta

Browned Butter Butternut Squash Pasta

This Browned Butter Butternut Squash Pasta is the perfect impressive, but easy, dish. Pasta coated in a delicious butternut squash sauce, this dish will knock your socks off.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 4 servings
Calories: 783kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 butternut squash large, cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan or pecorino
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pasta


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the butternut squash. Cook for 15 minutes, remove, and put it in a food processor. Add pasta noodles to boiling water.
  • Meanwhile, brown butter over medium heat in a saucepan until amber in color and it has a nutty scent. Add sage leaves, walnuts, and garlic. Remove from heat after 30 seconds.
  • Remove sage leaves and place on paper towels to dry.
  • In a food processor, puree squash. Add to butter the puree mixture and stir well. Add fresh cracked pepper.
  • Toss the butternut squash sauce with the pasta, and top with fresh parmesan and sage leaves.


Step it up a notch by making your own pasta to be coated in this amazing butternut squash pasta sauce. Here's how I make homemade pasta in minutes!
This pasta recipe can easily be turned into a casserole - add everything into an oven safe dish, top with more cheese, and bake until the cheese on top has melted!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 783kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 20686IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3mg
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Make fall flavorful with browned butter & butternut squash pasta