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Butternut Squash Tortellini

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Butternut Squash Tortellini smothered in Parmesan cheese is the perfect Fall dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Let’s talk butternut squash…

Everyone is always desperate for Fall to arrive to start sipping their pumpkin spice lattes, while I’m over here dreaming about butternut squash season.  It is one of my favorite ingredients to work with in the fall.  I feel it goes great with so many things…even pasta.  That’s why you have here a grab-your-coziest-sweater-worthy Butternut Squash Tortellini.

The first time I had butternut squash was actually in it’s traditional soup form at Panera Bread.  Every Fall semester, my sister and I would take our lunch break over to Panera Bread (it was literally less than 5 minutes away from campus). We would usually get a You Pick 2 with two soups and each have one (hack to make it cheaper! haha).  We loved sitting outside and pretending to live in a true Fall environment (Miami doesn’t really allow for that!).

When I discovered butternut squash soup was on the menu, I decided to give it a chance.  What if this was my new favorite soup? My ever faithful self to brocolli and cheese was a little scared, but ended up being so glad I took a shot and loved it! I was obsessed. I began making my own butternut squash soup at home (recipe to come!) and incorporating butternut squash in so many other recipes!

Butternut Squash Tortellini smothered in Parmesan cheese is the perfect Fall dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Butternut Squash Tortellini…my latest favorite!

One of my favorites is this Butternut Squash Tortellini. My favorite part about it is how the butternut squash gives an otherwise salty dish, a nice sweet twist.  I also love the texture of the squash  chunks with the pasta.  So, so good! And on repeat all season.

I got my tortellini at Aldi’s last season and I’m looking forward to giving it a try again.  I also want to try the kinds Publix and The Fresh Market have.  There are so many kinds you can try but my favorites are Four Cheese or Spinach Ricotta.

Butternut Squash Tortellini smothered in Parmesan cheese is the perfect Fall dinner the whole family will enjoy!

A tip to prep for your Butternut Squash Tortellini nights…

Let’s be honest, chopping up butternut squash is a pain.  I hate having to peel it and chop it up.  It’s so hard! But when you get a craving for butternut squash tortellini, nothing, not even chopping the squash, can get in the way!  What I usually do to make it easier (at least at the cook time), is peel and chop my butternut squash right when I get home from the grocery store.

I usually spend a bit of time doing food prep for this veggie and either bag it in a freezer bag in the fridge if I’m going to use it soon, or in the freezer if I’m doing prep for the month!

Alright let’s jump into the recipe!  As always, if you make this, be sure to tag me on Instagram if you make this. I’d looooove to see yours!

Butternut Squash Tortellini smothered in Parmesan cheese is the perfect Fall dinner the whole family will enjoy!


Butternut Squash Tortellini

  • Servings: 4
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  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1lb tortellini pasta, cooked
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, pour oil. Add chicken, butternut squash, onion and garlic until butternut squash is tender and chicken is cooked through.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add tortellini, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Stir in Parmesan cheese until barely melted (cover to make it melt faster). Remove from heat and serve!

Looking for more Fall inspired recipes?

Asiago Butternut Squash is the perfect dinner when you want something warm and comforting for Fall!

Asiago Butternut Squash Risotto

Fall Harvest Apple Bread is the perfect treat for a chilly evening. Serve on Thanksgiving with family or as a baked goods gift!

Apple Bread

22 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Tortellini

  1. Wow! This looks *so* delicious! I’m definitely not the person who wants summer to end, but this makes me want it to be just a little cooler. 🙂 I completely agree with you—it’s a pain to peel and cut up (which is why I usually outsource that to my husband, haha) but so worth the effort!

  2. Yummmm! I too am a butternut squash fan over here. And yet I had never thought to eat it with pasta. Double yummmm!! Thanks so much for your recipe. I hope it’s a family pleaser. Have an awesome day!

  3. I love pumpkin and squash recipes and I totally agree that this will taste good. I can recommend roasted mashed squash in risotto! Cutting these things is indeed a dangerous activity. I hate seeing other people having a go at it. I dread for their fingers.

  4. Que Rico! I am such a sucker for anything with pasta in it. I love tortellini! Butternut squash reminds me of the fall – I can’t wait to make this recipe when it gets a little cooler.

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