This One-Pot Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta recipe is made with lots of amazing squash and even some spinach! Perfectly cheesy and cooked up in one pot, this cozy veggie-loaded dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: butternut squash pasta, healthy mac and cheese, one-pot pasta
1cupfinely chopped onion (1 small or 1/2 large)
12ouncespeeled and diced butternut squashabout 3 cups
2cloves garlicminced, to taste
2cupsvegetable broth, chicken broth, or water
1-3cupswaterhow much you will need will depend on what pasta you use
12ouncespasta, any small shapeI used brown rice pasta
1/4cupgrated parmesan cheese + extra for garnish is desired
2cupsshredded mozzarella cheese
Add oil to a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until in begins to soften, about 2 minutes.
Add squash and salt and cook, stirring often, until the onion begins to get golden brown. Add garlic and Italian seasoning and cook another minute. Lower heat if onion begins to get too brown.
Add in broth and 1 cup of water, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Stir in pasta. Add in any additional water needed to just cover the pasta with liquid. Bring up to a boil then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Stir occasionally until pasta is cooked through, usually about 10 to 12 minutes depending on what kind of pasta you use.
Once pasta is cooked, drain off extra liquid if needed. Stir in spinach to wilt. Stir in parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
Serve and enjoy warm. Top with extra parmesan if desired.
Nutritional information calculated using whole milks cheese. To reduce fat content, use low-fat or nonfat cheese and/or reduce the amount of cheese in this recipe