5 Ingredient Acorn Squash Pasta Sauce

5 Ingredient Acorn Squash Pasta Sauce

This creamy acorn squash pasta sauce uses only five ingredients. It’s a simple way to get in an extra serving or two of veggies at dinner!

Acorn squash pasta sauce with lentil pasta and sauteed mushrooms and onions

Squash. It’s the new grocery list staple.

But really though. It seems like people are in one of two buckets.

  1. I love squash!
  2. How do you make squash and why does it taste funny?

I was definitely in the second bucket until I made it a point to learn how to cook it. But more importantly, I learned different ways to use it! Like roasting it. YUM. Just like any vegetable, making it the same way every time can get boring. The only way I knew squash growing up was baking an entire squash in the oven, then spooning it out to eat with butter. Eeeeehh. Not my favorite.

Even though this recipe actually does bake a squash only to scoop it out—it gets a little more exciting than that. If you find pasta exciting. Which…CARBS. Always exciting, right? There is a reason it is the only thing most kids will eat!

Acorn squash pasta sauce with lentil pasta and sauteed mushrooms and onions

This acorn squash pasta sauce will help you eat a vegetable you normally wouldn’t eat on its own. Variety is actually pretty important when eating produce! Or so I’ve been told by the internet. Either way, it’s nice to try something new once in a while.

Acorn Squash Pasta Sauce Grocery List

You’ll probably already have these seasonings, but pick up the other ingredients for the pasta sauce while you’re at the grocery this week.

  • pasta of choice (I used a lentil pasta for this recipe, but good ol’ regular pasta would be delish too!)
  • one acorn squash
  • chicken broth
  • garlic salt
  • cumin
  • pepper

You might also want to pick up the rest of this produce to recreate my plate featured here. It’s delicious, and another good way to eat your greens! I pretty much eat anything on top of greens these days. 🙂

  • white onion
  • mushrooms
  • arugula

Once you’ve got your list, check out the recipe below!

Acorn Squash Pasta Sauce

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Ingredients

  • one acorn squash
  • one cup vegetable or chicken broth (more or less to get desired consistency)
  • 3/4 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice squash in half, then lay each side flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes.
  3. Remove squash from oven, and let cool enough to touch. Scoop all squash out into a sauce pan. 
  4. Place over medium-low heat, and add chicken broth and seasonings. Stir together until simmering, then serve with your favorite pasta!
  5. Optional: Saute white onion and mushrooms over medium heat to serve on top of pasta sauce with pasta of choice!

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