Go Back
+ servings

Creamy Lemon Butternut Squash Pasta

No ratings yet
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
Print It Pin It
We've made Fall soups and Fall salads here on the blog, but we're about to kick things up to new heights. Introducing my Creamy Lemon Butternut Squash Pasta, aka the PERFECT pasta for fall! It's a little lemony, really creamy, and full of delicious butternut squash. I'm getting hungry just thinking about this, so let's get into it, shall we?!


  • 1 Medium Butternut Squash peeled and chopped into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 Large Onion roughly chopped
  • 1 Large Shallot roughly chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 3/4 Cups Chicken or Veggie Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Milk or Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped Parsley for garnishing


  • Start by preheating the oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Line your squash cubes on the baking sheet, along with your onions, shallot, and garlic cloves.
  • Toss all of your veggies with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Roast for about 30 minutes, until the squash is fork tender.
  • While the squash is cooking, prepare the pasta. Boil a pot of salted water and cook the pasta until its al dente. Drain when done, and make sure to reserve 2/3 cup of pasta water for later.
  • Next, add the roasted butternut squash to a large pot on the stove, along with the broth, milk, and lemon juice.
  • Then, use an immersion blender to blend everything together until it's perfectly creamy. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can do this in smaller batches in a regular blender, and then just return it to the pot once finished.
  • Add the pasta to the pot with the sauce, and toss to coat it well, making sure to add in the pasta water as well.
  • Taste, and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  • Finally, plate your pasta, sprinkle generously with the parmesan cheese, serve, and enjoy!

Did you make this recipe?

I’d love to see what you made - tag @kalejunkie
in your posts and I’ll re-share!