Perfect pasta with butternut squash and truffle oil sauce

Comfort food does not have to be unhealthy. πŸ™‚ This butternut squash sauce with truffle oil is sweet, spicy and creamy. The perfect mix if you ask me.



  • 1 big butternut squash
  • 1 big white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • A handful cashew nuts (unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoon truffle oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Pasta of your choice
  • A handful fresh basil for topping



  1. Boil water and let the pasta simmer until ready
  2. Cut the butternut squash and onion in small chunks – put in a baking pan along with 2 garlic cloves
  3. Sprinkle the content in the baking pan with olive oil, salt and pepper – bake in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20 minutes
  4. Put the butternut squash, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, lime juice, paprika, cumin, cashew nuts, Sriracha sauce, chili, 2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a pot and blend with a hand blender until smooth
  5. Heat the sauce and add the truffle oil
  6. When the sauce is warm, pour it over the pasta and serve with fresh basil on top.


Love, Nikoline

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