Butternut Squash Pasta - Delicious Decisions

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The flavor of sage marries perfectly with any type of winter squash. In this hearty dish, the green sugar snap peas provide a striking visual contrast to the bright orange butternut squash.

Nutrition Facts

Butternut Squash Pasta - Delicious Decisions


298 Per Serving


12g Per Serving


9g Per Serving
Calories 298
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 243 mg
Total Carbohydrate 59 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 12 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable


Servings  4   Serving Size   1 C pasta, 3/4 C squash

  • 8 oz dried, whole-grain spaghetti
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash (cut into 1/4-inch cubes)
  • 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups trimmed, halved sugar snap peas
  • 2 Tbsp chopped, fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese


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  1. Prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt. Drain well in a colander. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, stir together the squash, broth, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the peas. Return to a simmer and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the squash is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Stir in the sage. Serve the squash mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Tip: When choosing a butternut squash for this recipe, look for one that has a longer neck. The neck is easier to peel and chop since it doesn’t have any seeds.

Cooking Tip: Some winter squash, such as butternut, are difficult to cut when raw. To make the job easy, pierce the squash several times with a fork and place the squash on a microwaveable plate. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes. Let the squash stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Using a large, sturdy knife, cut off the stem end, then cut lengthwise from the stem end through the root end. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard the seeds and strings.

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Go Fresh. Copyright © 2014 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.