Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Alfredo Sauce

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When Silk asked me to come up with a recipe for #MeatlessMondayNight, a meatless recipe for Monday night football, I instantly thought of the one food that my boys ( ages 34, 3 and 1 )  love most.  Pasta.

Although my family drinks all kinds of different milks in our home, I do love using Almond Milk in certain recipes. Especially recipes with squash and root vegetables.

This Butternut Squash and Apple Alfredo Sauce was fabulous.  My husband and kids ate it up in no time.  I also roasted some of the butternut squash seeds to add an extra crunch to this dish.

Butternut Squash Alfredo

This sauce was really easy to make.  I just cooked all the ingredients together in a saucepan, pureed everything together in my food processor then added Silk Almond Milk and a few more spices and let the sauce simmer.

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Since my kids love pasta so much, they didn’t even question that there might be vegetables in their pasta sauce.   My husband and I were able to enjoy a very flavorful autumn meal, while pleasing everyone.

This sauce has two small butternut squash and was very filling, no need for meat in this meal!   #MeatlessMondayNight

Butternut Squash Apple Alfredo Sauce

Almond Milk Butternut Squash and Apple Alfredo Sauce 

Ingredients 

1 large butternut squash or two small butternut squash- peeled and cubed

1 granny smith apple- peeled and chopped

2 shallots- chopped

2 cups of vegetable broth

2 cups of Silk Almond Milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Method: In a large saucepan,  sautee the chopped shallots in olive oil until transparent.  Add cubed squash and chopped apple to the pan.  Pour in vegetable broth and let boil until the squash is soft.   turn off the heat.  Pour the entire contents of the pan into your food processor and puree.  Put the squash puree back in the pan.  Add almond milk and spices.  simmer for another 10 minutes.   Serve over pasta.  add toasted walnuts and squash seeds if desired.

Butternut Squash and Apple Alfredo

This was so tasty!  I loved the flavors!  I also loved the roasted squash seeds on top.  I am going to have to save all my squash seeds from now on.  totally worth it!

Butternut Squash Apple Alfredo

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

9 Comments

  1. This looks like a great fall recipe for our family. We have one daughter who can’t do dairy, so finding tasty vegan recipes to make for the whole family is wonderful!

     
  2. The addition of an apple I intriguing me and I will have to test this recipe out! I love butternut squash for sure!

     
  3. This Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Alfredo Sauce looks AMAZING! I have a few friends who have adopted vegan diets so I’ll be sure to share this with them <3

     
  4. Love apple and butternut squash. Can’t wait to try the apple alfredo sauce. Would never have thought of using apple.

     
  5. What a perfect fall dish! If I could have it my way we would eat a lot more meatless meals like this. I’m going to force this one on my husband:). Pinning!

     
  6. I love butternut squash and the Apple Alfredo Sauce has me intrigued. I want to try this for dinner. Tomorrow 😉

     
  7. That looks so good. Can I come to dinner? I use Silk in my shakes.

     
  8. I’ve never tried squash seeds. You’re totally making me want to give them a whirl.

     

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