Quinoa Penne in Wholesome Butternut Squash Sauce

An epicurean’s delight! Gourmet entree that is nutrition packed with quinoa, coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric, asparagus and coriander seed! An easy weeknight meal!

GF, vegan,healthy and delicious quinoa penne pasta with gourmet butternut squash sauce
Tresomega Organic Quinoa Penne with Wholesome Butternut Squash sauce
GF, vegan,healthy and delicious quinoa penne pasta with gourmet butternut squash sauce
Quinoa Penne Pasta in wholesome Butternut Squash Sauce

Looking for a gourmet, healthy family meal that is all natural, gluten free, vegan and simply delicious? This entrée is all that plus it is super easy to make! Add to that the fact that the sauce can be made ahead of time too. How convenient is that?

This unique recipe has many layers of flavor which makes it an epicurean delight. I tossed the butternut squash and onions in virgin coconut oil and spices like turmeric and coriander seeds for flavor and for their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties.

The asparagus tossed with virgin coconut oil and sea salt is another yummy and healthful addition to the dish and it juxtaposed well with the quinoa penne.

One bite of this scrumptious quinoa penne in the butternut squash sauce and your family will be hooked! I used Tresomega’s virgin coconut oil and quinoa penne pasta for this recipe.  Check them out at http://www.tresomega.com/ and on FB and Twitter

In full disclosure, the virgin coconut oil and quinoa penne pasta that I used in this post were provided to me at no cost by Tresomega nutrition.

They are available at  Tresomega.com. Sams.com, Amazon.com and Walmart.com

Quinoa Penne in Wholesome Butternut Squash Sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Ingredients-

For the sauce-

  • 1 ½ teaspoon Tresomega virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried red chili powder or chili flakes
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3 cups peeled butternut squash cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

For the roasted asparagus-

  • ½ pound tender asparagus stalks, trimmed ½ teaspoon Tresomega virgin coconut oil
  • Sea salt to taste

For the quinoa penne-

To make the Quinoa Penne with Wholesome Butternut Squash Sauce-

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl combine the virgin coconut oil with coriander seed powder, turmeric powder, chili powder or chili flakes and the sea salt. Add the peeled and cubed butternut squash and red onion. Toss and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 35 minutes.
  2. Toss the asparagus spears with virgin coconut oil and sea salt. On a separate baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread the asparagus spears in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes. When cool, cut into pieces. (I added the baking sheet with asparagus to the oven during the last 10 minutes of baking the butternut squash)
  3. Remove both from oven and let cool. Blend the roasted butternut squash and onion with 1 cup of water until smooth. Add the coconut milk and the vinegar and add sea salt if necessary. This will make about 3 cups sauce. Set aside.
  4. Cook the quinoa penne according to directions on box. Drain.
  5. Add the sauce and the roasted asparagus and serve!
  • Note: The butternut squash sauce can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

Enjoy!

Love,

Sandhya

21 thoughts on “Quinoa Penne in Wholesome Butternut Squash Sauce

Add yours

    1. Thanks so much Suzanne. I really liked the taste and texture of the quinoa pasta and the butternut squash sauce went so well with it!

      Like

  1. Curiosity drew me to your post and recipe Sandhya. I’d never heard of quinoa penne pasta before. Where did you get it from? I’m sure it’s a whole lot healthier than the ordinary penne.
    Quick and easy, and would make a great weeknight meal.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Loretta, I liked how well the quinoa penne cooked and tasted. This is organic and gltuen free from a company called Tresomega.
      The butternut squash sauce tasted very yummy too and sure made for a great weeknight meal.

      Like

    1. Thanks so much Laura. I like the butternut squash sauce a lot and the coconut milk gav e it an extra oomph. As you can see I added the turmeric in here too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: