Chili Sage Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , , , ,

Tired of tomato sauce with your pasta?  Got a butternut squash that you can't think of how to use? Try this incredibly easy pasta sauce!  I seasoned it with fresh sage, cumin & tons of chili powder & it tastes incredible!  


Time: 1 hour  


  • 1/2 butternut squash, cubed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup skim milk or Lactaid
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 spoons chopped onion  
  • 1 spoon chopped garlic  
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin  
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt  
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder  
  • 1 vegetable boullion cube (can sub vegetable stock & don't use the water above)
  • 2 sage leaves, torn into smaller pieces  


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a pot with the onions until they start turning opaque. Then add the garlic. 
  2. Add the butternut squash cubes to the pot & sauté for about 3 minutes on medium heat.  
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, cinnamon, boullion cube & water.
  4. Cover & let the squash soften for about 10 minutes, turning every so often so it doesn't burn.  
  5. Meanwhile, boil pasta of your choice (I used penne). 
  6. Lower the heat & add the milk. Once the sauce is combined, test for salt etc.  
  7. Turn off the heat & sprinkle in the shredded cheese.  
  8. Toss the pasta in the pot so the sauce coats it. Enjoy!