Butternut Squash Pasta

This pasta is honestly one of my favorite dinners.  It’s a big bowl of comfort, but one that even your kids will love.  The creamy texture of the sauce is everything.


  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1½  cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 cup reserved pasta cooking liquid


  1. Melt butter in a heavy bottom saucepan. Add sage and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  2. Add onion, butternut squash, chicken broth and salt and pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until squash is tender.
  3. While squash cooks, cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of liquid for use later.
  4. When squash is tender, puree in a blender until smooth (leaving the cap off to let steam escape and covering with a towel).
  5. Pour sauce over pasta, adding reserved liquid if the sauce is too thick.
  6. Serve warm or let cool and store in air-tight container.

Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 7 and 4). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}