Creamy butternut squash pasta with crunchy BBQ coconut chips

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4-6 servings
Craving pasta with a creamy, dreamy sauce? Switch it up with this butternut squash-based delight (or try it with sweet potato subbed in). The sauce will keep for several days in the fridge, and also freezes beautifully for those weeknights when you're busy, but want to avoid getting takeout again. Our smoky coconut chips make a great bacon substitute in main courses, salads, and soups, and in this recipe they make a delicious, crunchy finishing touch.

How it's made


  • 2 cups of diced butternut squash or sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 1 cup of cooking liquid from the pasta, or nut milk
  • 170g of spaghetti
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach or finely chopped kale
  • 1 pack of or


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the diced squash and garlic on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the squash is soft. Stir halfway through cooking.
  3. While the squash is cooking, heat a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to the package direction. Once it's done, set aside a cup of the cooking liquid and then drain the spaghetti. Transfer it back to the pot and drizzle with olive oil so that it doesn't stick.
  4. Once the squash is cooked, drain it if there's too much oil leftover, and then put it in a blender or food processor with the nutritional yeast, tahini, and whatever liquid you're using (cooking liquid from the pasta or a nut milk). Mix until smooth and creamy. Season to taste and add a bit more liquid if the sauce is too thick.
  5. Pour the sauce on the pasta, add the spinach and stir. Set aside for several minutes until the spinach wilts. Serve topped with crunchy coconut chips.
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.