I think I surprised myself a bit with this one – because it is SO. DELICIOUS! You’re welcome!
Creamy Butternut Squash & Sage Pasta
1 whole butternut squash, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 medium onion, cut into large chunks
1 tablespoon EVOO (Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
20 leaves fresh sage, cleaned and sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
8-12 oz. gluten-free pasta
¼ cup butter or dairy-free option
½ cup chicken/vegetable stock
1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
Optional: add chicken or top with Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Coat squash and onions with EVOO, sprinkle with salt & pepper, spread evenly on cookie sheet.
Roast squash and onions for 30 minutes, stirring at 15 minutes.
Start boiling water for pasta – cook according to package directions.
Make sauce: Melt butter in medium skillet over medium-low heat. While simmering, add sage and garlic. Sauté 2 minutes. Whisk in coconut milk, broth, and ½ teaspoon salt. Simmer 5 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.
Remove roasted vegetables and let cool 5 minutes.
Reserving a ½ cup vegetables for garnish, puree remaining roasted vegetables and sauce using a food processor.
Mix sauce and pasta in the sauce pan.
Add garnish to individual plates and top with Parmesan cheese (if desired).
It’s no secret that I haven’t written much on my blog in several months. To be honest, I have been struggling with some health issues and have been working closely with a dietitian (Dietitian Cassie) (as well as doctors) to try and find the cause. Needless to say, I have had other priorities than posting here. However, that does not mean I don’t miss writing, posting, and interacting with every single one of you who reads my blog. There are so many new things I want to share with you that I have learned in the last few months – but that will be a post in it’s own.
Today, I want to share with you a recipe I made this morning for my breakfast smoothie. As some of you know, I started an elimination diet last week (this means no nuts, no soy, no dairy, no eggs, no gluten). At first, this diet had me antsy and squirming – nervous that I wouldn’t be able to eat anything good: forcing me to gag down every meal for nutrients rather than enjoyment.
Good news: this is not true!
This smoothie recipe is so, so good! I’m totally making it again tomorrow.