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 two small soups cheaper! haha).
We loved sitting outside and pretending to live in a true fall environment (anyone who’s lived in Miami knows that’s very rare).
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…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.
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
- 1 small butternut squash peeled and diced
- 1 lb chicken breast cubed
- 4 cloves of garlic finely diced
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb tortellini pasta cooked
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- 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.
- 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!
22 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Tortellini”
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!
This looks delicious! Just in time for fall!
I love pasta and this looks simply delicious. Definitely going to try it.
This sounds delicious! I’ve pinned it to try next week and put the ingredients on my shopping list.
This looks delicious! I especially like the fact that it is also healthy.
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!
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.
Yum! Another awesome fall recipe to try out soon! Butternut squash is soooo good 🙂
This looks delicious and healthy.
Ahh i love butternut! Will be trying this out, minus the chicken as I’m a vegetarian. Can’t wait!
I’d forgotten that butternut squash was a thing. Hoorah for autumn! This is exactly the kind of meal I like so thank you! Gonna stick the ingredients on my shopping list.
Very delicious outcome. Adding to my list of dinners to make this fall.
I’ve had butternut squash ravioli before, so I could only imagine this will be good too! Thank you for sharing!
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.
I LOVE squash unfortuatly my husband does not so I don’t get a chance to cook with it but I may have to make this anyway. This looks delish!
Yum, this looks so good! I think it could work without chicken? I am a huge vegetarian fan!
We have a butternut squash sitting in the refrigerator and we were wondering what to do with it. I’m going to try this recipe and see how it turns out.
This looks fantastic – and so easy to make! I’m adding it to our menu for this next week and cannot wait to try!
This looks delicious! I love using different “squash” in recipes.
Pasta is love and this recipe looks so good and cheesy. You used only salt and black pepper for taste, no more spices. Love it!. Thanks for sharing it.
omg this sounds amazing! I mean, pasta and butternut squash?! It just doesn’t get any better than that!
I could totally do this!I was a little worried I was going to have to make pasta from scratch-but no! I just need to jazz it up a bit!