Creamy Butternut Squash Rotini Pasta Bake | Vegan, Gluten-free, No Boil
Whether you’re looking for a Thanksgiving side dish or an easy and comforting fall dinner I have the perfect recipe for you. This amazing fall casserole has all the things we love combined. Pasta, sweet butternut squash, creamy texture and warm spices!
It’s super easy to make and rather quick, especially if you plan ahead with roasting your squash. You could even have the butternut squash roasted and ready in your fridge from the day before. This way you can just whip up your creamy sauce quickly and you’re ready to bake your casserole.
This recipe might contain only about 10 simple pantry-friendly ingredients but I promise your it’s full of flavor! You will need a few spices like sage, thyme and nutmeg that pair nicely with the squash and add some nice warm flavor, some vegetable bouillon for taste and some nutritional yeast to give your sauce a slight cheesy flavor.
You will love this recipe because it’s hearty, it’s creamy and cozy and of course it’s vegan and dairy-free. Bonus: This casserole is also made with gluten-free pasta and no oil so that makes things even better I guess!
So make sure you try this and share with your loved ones!
Creamy Butternut Squash Rotini Pasta Bake| Vegan, GF, No Boil
A vegan & gluten free casserole with rotini pasta and butternut squash creamy sauce
-3 cups uncooked gluten free rotini pasta
-1 small onion, thinly diced
for the sauce:
-1 cup roasted butternut squash, diced
-1 Tbsp vegetable bouillon
-2 cups water
-1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
-1/4 tsp onion salt
-1/4 tsp paprika
-1/4 tsp sage powder
-1/4 tsp white pepper
-1/4 tsp thyme
-pinch of nutmeg
-2 cloves garlic
- Preheat your oven at 350 degrees. In a pan add your diced butternut squash with just a drizzle of olive oil, or a bit of water and a pinch of salt. Mix and roast for 30 minutes until soft. Remove and let cool for a few minutes.
- Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
- In a baking dish, spread your pasta and onion.
- Add all your sauce ingredients in your food processor and blend for a minute until you have a smooth creamy sauce. Your sauce will be smooth but not too thick.
- Pour your sauce over your pasta and onion and mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Cover your baking dish with aluminum foil and bake on medium rack for 30-35 minutes until the pasta absorbs all the liquids. Remove, let cool for a few minutes and serve.