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White bowl filled with butternut squash sage pesto pasta next to extra butternut squash, black peppercorns, and a white pumpkin

Butternut Squash Sage Pesto

Butternut Squash Sage Pesto, the best fall recipe you can find! This recipe is budget friendly, costing under $20 to make! Made with butternut squash, sage, parsley, and plenty of garlic!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $16.00


Roasted Butternut Squash

  • 1.5 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 4-5 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp olive oil

Butternut Squash Sage Pesto

  • 1.5 cups roasted butternut squash & roasted garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh sage
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup oliver oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp allspice


  • 1 box pasta of your choice
  • ½ yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ cup cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb uncased italian sausage (hot or mild)
  • reserved pasta water


  • Begin making this Butternut Squash Sage Pesto go ahead and preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Peel and cube your butternut squash. Make sure to remove the seeds and guts at the base of the squash as well.
  • Take 1.5 cups of butternut squash and mix with 4 cloves of minced garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil to coat. Spread out on a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let the butternut squash cool a little before adding 1.5 cups to the blender to make the pesto. Additionally add 1/4 cup of fresh sage, 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of pepper, and 1 tsp of allspice.
  • Blend the pesto sauce until smooth. You may need to stop and mix but the butternut as it tends to stick to the sides of the blender. If you need to add a little more oil you can, the sauce is thick but will thin out a little with the pasta water.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook your pasta based on your preference. Make sure to save a cup of pasta water once it's cooked.
  • Start your large sauté pan over medium heat, once heated add 2 tbsp of olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 of a chopped yellow onion, salt, and pepper. Let cook until translucent and add in the uncased Italian sausage.
  • Cook until sausage is fully cooked and browned. Slowly add in the Butternut Squash Sage Pesto and pasta. Mix well and pour in 1/4 cup of pasta water at a time until you get your desired thickness. Garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!