8 Butternut Squash Noodle Recipes That Might as Well Replace Pasta
Butternut squash noodles bring dishes a twirly texture, starchiness, and element of comfort that reminds us of pasta. But this spiralized veggie's subtle sweetness sets it apart from your normal noodles. Not to mention, it bulks up dishes you probably wouldn't add pasta to. (Think tacos!) Read on for eight ways we're eating butternut squash squash this fall.
Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Noodles
Like cacio e pepe, this simple recipe proves that you just need a few ingredients to make a delicious pasta (even if your pasta isn't actually pasta). Here, olive oil, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Parmesan, and parsley do the trick.
Moroccan-Style Chicken with Butternut Squash Noodles
Spiralized Brown Butter Sage Sweet Potato
"You can easily substitute butternut squash in this dish," says recipe creator Arizona Desert Flower. Salt, butter, olive oil, and fresh sage balance the sweetness of butternut squash (or sweet potatoes).
Vegetable Lasagna with Butternut Squash Noodles
No spiralizer? Give this decadent lasagna a go. "This healthy version of lasagna replaces pasta noodles with sheets of butternut squash then tops it off with a creamy bechamel sauce," says recipe creator craig_08.
Butternut Squash and Beef Lasagna
Like the previous recipe, our Butternut Squash and Beef Lasagna swaps lasagna noodles with thin slices of butternut squash. This cheesy, saucy gluten-free dish averages five-star reviews.
Butternut Squash Spirals and Black Bean Tacos
If you're bored of Taco Tuesday, you haven't met this recipe. Spiralized butternut squash adds interest to black bean tacos; it's just hearty enough to work as a filling.
Butternut Squash Noodle Soup with Turkey
"Using spiralized butternut squash as an alternative to pasta, this soup is loaded with fall flavors and gets its smoky spiciness from ground chipotle. The ideal soup to warm you up on cold winter days. Perfect for using up leftover turkey." — bd.weld
Butternut Mascarpone Gnocchi
OK, gnocchi isn't a noodle, but it's pasta. And if you can't indulge in butternut squash noodles enough, we definitely recommend rewarding your tastebuds with this homemade Butternut Mascarpone Gnocchi from Chef John.