This Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Bake is a delicious fall dinner! Loaded with cheese and an entire butternut squash, making it so creamy and flavourful!
I know if there is cheese on a dish my kids will eat it, and the more the better! Take this dish for example…Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Bake. I get asked “what’s for dinner Mom?” and I say cheesy pasta. They don’t even need to know there is an entire butternut squash in their meal, do they? As long as they hear the word cheese and see it bubbling on our pasta bake they’ll eat it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t sneak in nutrition, I just leave out the details sometimes…details shmetails.
This dish is loaded with the flavours of soft cheese, crispy bacon, creamy butternut squash and a hint of sage. And it’s ooey gooey and cheesy. Winner winner cheesy dinner. Even my pickiest went back for seconds!
To Garnish or Not to Garnish?
If you want to get extra fancy, sprinkle on some dried sage as a garnish. The flavour is quite powerful, so just be warned (truth be told my kids did not like the sage garnish…I didn’t really either…but it looked nice for pictures haha!)
But the cheeeeeeeese. Oh the cheese. This dish is full of cheesy goodness. Does dinner get any better?
So here you go, Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Bake. A perfect fall meal.
- Squash: You can use canned fresh pumpkin or leftover squash from dinner the night before to make this recipe even easier! Just use about 2 cups of ready-to-go pureed squash or pumpkin.
- Make Ahead Tip! Roast the squash the day before you want to make this pasta.
- If it’s too thick: If you find the butternut squash sauce too thick, just puree in more cream! You might need to add a touch more sage so not to dilute its flavour with the extra cream.
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Have a delicious day!
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