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.
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.
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
Almond Milk Butternut Squash and Apple Alfredo Sauce
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.
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!
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