What To Make With Butternut Squash Noodles?

What to do with butternut squash noodles?
  1. Use in a salad like my Asian Noodle Salad.
  2. Add to spaghetti like in Spaghetti and Marinara.
  3. Serve with side or protein and vegetables like I did with my Sweet Potato Noodles.
  4. Make egg nests and bake or fry with eggs.

This post is sponsored by Carapelli® . All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I go for morning walks, I pass by pumpkin patches that are guarded by scarecrows. Families with young children are drawn to the small local farms in our small town here in Southern Vermont with the intention of selecting the ideal canvas for their seasonal Jack O’ Lanterns.

I chose a few butternut squashes last week during one of those walks to try my hand at making squash noodles. If you have been following for a while, you might recall the 5-Ingredient Zucchini Noodles and Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai I shared in the past. They rank among the blog’s most well-liked recipes.

Since butternut squash is currently in plentiful supply, I was curious to see what would happen if I spiralized it and made noodles out of it. Unexpectedly, it turned out to be such a good recipe that I decided to post it on the blog.

With the holidays approaching, I also believed it would make a fantastic vegetarian side dish, especially if you have visiting vegetarians. This recipe for Butternut Squash Noodles, which only requires a few ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, is bursting with autumnal flavors.

If you enjoy whipping up quick dinners with few ingredients, like I do, you are aware that using high-quality ingredients is the secret to creating dishes that taste good. I used Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a premium oil with depth and flavor (bottled in Florence, Italy for more than 125 years), for my butternut squash pasta noodles.

Since I used Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this recipe for Roasted Carrot Hummus last summer, I have been using it. It tastes fantastic and comes in a beautiful bottle that is easy to overlook in the supermarket’s olive oil aisle.

I want to discuss how to make butternut squash into “noodles” before I continue with the recipe.

The first technique, which I employed, involves using a spiralizer. I personally own one and highly recommend it.

You should look for a butternut squash with a long, thick neck if you plan to spiralize it. The bulbous portion at the bottom (where the seeds are) is not ideally shaped for spiralizing. I reserve the bottom part for roasting later on.

Simply peel the neck portion of the butternut squash and remove the top to create spiralized squash noodles. Then using the thickest noodle blade process butternut into noodles. Before you begin turning the wheel to make the squash into noodles, make sure that the squash is firmly pressed onto the prongs because butternut squash is harder than other vegetables like zucchini and sweet potatoes.

If you’d like, shorten the long squash noodles so they’re easier to cook and consume later.

What if I don’t own a spiralizer?

If you don’t have a spiralizer, don’t worry; nowadays, most supermarkets sell a variety of spiralized vegetables. For instance, the fresh produce section of our neighborhood Stop and Shop has a dedicated area where you can easily select from a variety of veggie “noodles” that are conveniently portioned for two servings.

What To Make With Butternut Squash Noodles?

Watch how to spiralize butternut squash video {27 Seconds}

What To Make With Butternut Squash Noodles?

What To Make With Butternut Squash Noodles?

Boil Squash Noodles Like Pasta – How to Boil Squash Noodles

As an alternative, you can cook the spaghetti-like butternut squash noodles in a pot of salted boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. The timing will depend on how thick your noodles are, but I suggest paying close attention because it happens fairly quickly.

If you opt for the boiling method and want to use the flavoring ingredients I used in this recipe for squash noodles, I suggest cooking the onion in Carapelli olive oil separately and adding the squash noodles at the very end. This way noodles will be coated with the onions. , which when sprinkled with parmesan cheese later, will provide a moist surface for the cheese to adhere to.


What does butternut squash pair well with?

What Goes Well With Butternut Squash
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, rosemary, sage, thyme, and bay leaf are among the herbs and spices.
  • Sweet: brown sugar, maple syrup, honey.
  • Savory foods include pasta, rice, eggs, bacon, chicken, beef, ham, turkey, and sausage.

Can you eat raw butternut squash noodles?

You can substitute fresh, healthy, living vegetables for gluten-free noodles and still feel satisfied. Did you know that butternut squash noodles can be consumed raw? They are delicious, flavorful, and entertaining when spiralized in a salad.

What can be made from butternut squash?

Best of all, they’re easy enough to make for your weeknight dinner or Thanksgiving spread.
  1. Butternut Squash and Eggplant Stir Fry.
  2. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.
  3. Apple Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash.
  4. Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata.
  5. Mashed Butternut Squash.
  6. Orange Shakshuka.

How long does butternut squash noodles last in the fridge?

These butternut squash noodles are excellent for meal preparation and storage. Reheat the leftovers on the stovetop or in the microwave for a speedy and delectable side dish after storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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