Butternut Squash Rigatoni Pasta

Butternut Squash Rigatoni

Butternut Squash Rigatoni

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6


This healthy butternut squash rigatoni has caramelized onion and garlic, rich parmesan cheese and fresh thyme. The ideal comfort food!


  • 1 package rigatoni pasta (around 450 grams)
  • 2 cups butternut squash, sliced in cubes
  • 1 cup hot water or vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp of fresh thyme
  • grated parmesan cheese, to taste


  1. Add the butternut squash and onion to a preheated skillet with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until they develop some color and cook down a bit (around 12-15 minutes). Then add the garlic and let it cook for just a minute.
  2. Add the cup of hot water to the medium cooked butternut squash, onion and garlic. Let it cook until the butternut squash is nice and tender (around 15-18 minutes).
  3. Add the rigatoni to large pot filled with boiling water and a good pinch of salt. Cook the pasta for 8-12 minutes (according to package instructions). Once the rigatoni pasta is cooked, drain it and put it back in the same pot.
  4. Add the cooked vegetables to the drained pasta.
  5. Chop the parsley and thyme.
  6. Finally, sprinkle the rigatoni with the fresh herbs and grated parmesan cheese, toss it all together and serve.


  • Calories400
  • Fat6.2g
  • Saturates0.9g
  • Protein13.8g
  • Carbs73.1g
  • Sugars2.8g
  • Salt35mg
  • Fibre2.2g
Butternut Squash Rigatoni