I love pasta, but don’t love to eat white, refined wheat. I usually opt for whole wheat pasta, but when I’m feeling extra healthy or want to have a gluten-free version I have brown rice pasta or lentil pasta. I find both versions at Whole Foods. To keep my pasta light and clean I usually add some roasted veggies and make my own light sauce. I love making my own sauce because it ensures that I know all ingredients that go into the sauce.
This pasta dish includes roasted butternut squash, lightly sautéed spinach, pine nuts and a lemon garlic sauce. All ingredients are organic. The combination of the ingredients makes for the perfect dish.Print
Butternut Squash and Spinach Pasta (V + GF)
A light, fresh and healthy pasta with vegetables.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Vegan, Gluten Free
- Cuisine: Pasta
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- On a roasting tray, add butternut squash, a drizzle of olive oil, salt & pepper. Place in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Add pasta to boiling water and cook for suggested time on package.
- In a frying pan, lightly saute spinach in a touch of olive oil, salt & pepper.
- Place the pasta, roasted butternut squash, sauteed spinach and pine nuts in a bowl. Drizzle the lemon garlic sauce and red pepper flakes on top. Enjoy!
- Lemon garlic sauce: Add 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 garlic clove to a frying pan and lightly saute until garlic is cooked and fragrant. Add the lemon juice, salt & pepper. Mix well to combine.