Butternut Squash Noodles with Spring Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It’s a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It's a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

Today I’ve got this quick tasty and vibrant butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes meal for you.

You folks know that since I got my spiralizer at Christmas, I’ve gone daft creating loads of new spiralizer recipes and no more so than this superb dish!

Here, I’ve combined tender spiralized butternut squash noodles with a delicious and easy to make spring pesto sauce and then topped that with sweet juicy roasted cherry tomatoes – just perfect for this time of year (or really anytime if you ask me!).

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It's a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

Now, don’t let the long name put you off.

The long name doesn’t mean it’s a difficult dish in any way, as it does in some recipes with long-winded names!

But you see, just putting “butternut squash noodles” as your title doesn’t sound very interesting does it? And, probably isn’t going to temp anyone searching on google over to have a look!

Plus, this is not only JUST a great mains / dinner option.

No.

Here, I’ve given you another versatile pesto recipe which you could use in so many other recipes too.

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It's a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

Now don’t say I’m not good to you. 😆

I’m loving using a spiralizer to make pasta alternatives, like this butternut squash recipe and it cuts down on my cooking time too.

Not only is this great for me in the evenings (and hopefully for you too) but recipes like this are the blog’s “quick healthy meals” overall mission whilst still fitting in nicely to the goal of hopefully encouraging you to live the 80/20 rule too. The lifestyle free of diets.

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It's a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

Why you’ll love this butternut squash noodles recipe

I just wanted to highlight just some of the amazing nutritional extra benefits of this recipe here too:

  • Vitamin A. There’s plenty of that here, helping to keep our immune systems working against infections.
  • Vitamin C. There’s a more than adequate amount here, helping to keep our bodies healthy and as vitamin C cannot be stored in our bodies, we need plenty if it in our diets every day.
  • A good source of healthy fats and dietary fibre.
  • It’s low in calories and low in carbs.

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It's a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

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This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It's a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.
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Butternut Squash Noodles with Spring Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 10 – 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
For the Spring Pesto:
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 25 g pine nuts chopped
  • 10 g fresh flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼. tsp salt
  • ¼. tsp pepper
For the Noodles:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash spiralized with the blade with the largest triangles
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C fan.
  2. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes, 1 tbsp. olive oil and pinch of salt together. Place in a baking dish and roast for 12 to 15 minutes until soft.
  3. Using a pestle and mortar bash the garlic, pine nuts, parsley and olive oil together until combined.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a wok and stir fry the noodles for a couple of minutes. Add the pesto and combine with the noodles and then gently fold in the roasted tomatoes.
  5. Divide between two bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Noodles with Spring Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 264
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.3g 45%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Sodium 454mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 35.2g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g 27%
Sugars 8.2g
Protein 5.2g 10%
Vitamin A 154%
Vitamin C 119%
Calcium 14%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It’s a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

Although I make a lot of dishes for 2 (for Lady Lynne and I) it really is just a case of doubling up the quantities if you’re making for a family of 4.

However, that being said about this butternut squash noodle recipe, Thursday’s recipe, turkey filo pastry samosas is completely for a family of 4 (or more!) and I think you’re going to love it.

I spent much of the weekend getting the photographs of that upcoming recipe right! I’d already trailed the recipe, which has the Lady Lynne seal of approval. A healthy twist on an Indian classic we all love!

So all that’s left to say is catch you Thursday. (Oh, and I hope you’ll check back then for the recipe 😉 )

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This delicious butternut squash noodles with spring pesto and roasted tomatoes dish can be ready in just over half an hour. It’s a fantastic healthy, low carb alternative to pasta made with pretty much the minimum of effort, and it’s all fresh ingredients.

Comments

  1. When we get into the new place, I am going to have my KitchenAid and Spiralizer on the counter so that I can FINALLY spiralize some bnut squash. I have been wanting to do that for forever!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      You have a KitchenAid too? Our KitchenAid and Spiralizers should get to know each other 😉

      Looking forward to seeing those spiralized recipes and some pics of your new place too! 😀

  2. You know what’s so weird? I’ve spiralized just about everything BUT a butternut!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      It’s the weirdest one to spiralize I think Rebecca, cause there’s only the part of it without the seeds which you can safely do.

      Still nothing goes to waste as I like to make soup from what’s left! 🙂

  3. I am on a big roasted butternut squash kick at the moment, but I still haven’t spiralized it. That might be something to try at the weekend.
    You know how I feel about pesto. Everything is better with it!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m loving my butternut squash at the moment too Dannii. It suddenly came into our Asda recently in a huge amount and cheap too. So I was like “I’ll have me lots of that”

      Got a new casserole I’m busy forming from the surplus too.

      Yep, I know you love the pesto. I’m sure we’ve got quite a few pesto recipes we could share! 😀

  4. Love all the fresh veggies in here! I’ve been craving butternut squash – this looks like the perfect recipe to satisfy it with! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Liz. I think this is my favourtie veggie to spiralize. It seems to hold it’s form for longer, as noodles, more than zucchini does, I think!

  5. Butternut squash is my bestie… UNTIL I over eat it! LOL!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      We have loads of it here in the shops at the moment GiGi. You can come and eat your fill of it here! 😀

  6. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Thanks Keith.

    I think the butternut squash provides a really nice alternative to pasta. It doesn’t take long to give it that “al-dente” texture, whilst with pasta, you’ve still got to cook it a little longer.

  7. These squash noodles look better than the real ones 🙂 Spiralizer is one gadget that I don’t own, maybe it’s time for me to shop!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I would seriously recommend it Melanie!

      My spiralizer is cutting out a lot of time spent boiling pasta, and using the veggies for noodles instead of real ones has made meals even more healthier. 🙂

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