an easy fall dish: butternut squash noodles with goat cheese and sage October 15, 2017 If you’re like me, the fall season has you craving heartier dishes that’ll warm you up and soothe the soul. Unfortunately many of the dishes I am dying to make are not that great for you – pastas, pot pies, and the like. A couple weeks back I was inspired by this pasta dish I saw on Instagram, and decided to try and make it sans pasta. Instead of doing butternut squash ravioli, I simply used butternut squash noodles! This recipe is even easier than my favorite zucchini noodle recipe, and with far less ingredients! This is a quick and super easy solo meal to whip up on a week night, or try it as a side dish to your favorite meat. Next time I may try adding diced chicken or a protein to it for added flavor and texture! You can really add whatever you want – test out things like pine nuts, walnuts, other herbs, etc to add more depth! You’ll get the taste of autumn you’re craving, but with all the added guilt. You can thank me later! The key to making this fall dish in a flash is by buying pre-cut butternut squash noodles. I buy mine at Whole Foods, but many stores do this now! While you can certainly spiralize your butternut squash at home, it is a much tougher vegetable than zucchini which makes it much more difficult to do. Buying the pre-spiralized squash will cut your prep time in half! WHAT YOU’LL NEED 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter 1 package of pre-cut butternut squash noodles 1 small package or a handful of sage, chopped Black pepper and sea salt, to taste 2 tbs grated parmesan cheese 2 tbs goat cheese crumbles DIRECTIONS Place olive oil in a large skillet pan with minced garlic. Place stove on medium-high heat until oil is bubbling and garlic has been cooked about a minute. Add butternut squash noodles and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender. You may want to add a swig of olive oil if the pan starts to get dry while cooking! While butternut squash is cooking, sprinkle on pepper, sea salt and half of the chopped sage. Once the squash is thoroughly cooked and tender, toss in the parmesan and stir until mixed well. Before removing from heat, toss goat cheese crumbles in the pan and stir until just melted. Sprinkle on remaining sage and a few extra goat cheese chunks for garnish! Shop The Post Share Subscribe ➞ 15 comments Sue says: October 15, 2017 at 8:42 am I’ve been making a version of this (will have to try the Parmesan) since I first saw it on your Snapchat a few weeks ago. It’s my new fave staple dish. I throw in some grilled chicken to make it a full meal with protein. So tasty and satisfying! I’m so glad whole foods and many other grocers are selling the spiralized versions now. It makes things so much easier for those of us who are often time starved. Thanks for the recipe! Reply Lauren says: October 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm Yum!!! Crumbled says age would be so good in this too. Love anything with goat cheese! Thank you for sharing! Reply Mary says: October 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm this looks amazing! we just got a zoodler, so I love that other video you posted of your fave zoodle recipe! thanks for sharing. xxoo Mary http://www.BelleOnTrend.com Reply Amy says: October 16, 2017 at 9:36 am This looks delicious. Since the weather is finally cool in TX, I will add this to my weekly menu. Thank you for posting this recipe! Reply Pingback: Weekend + Links / Turquoise and Teale Pingback: Week Recap, Vol. 27 Tereena says: October 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm Merritt, I’ve been meaning to try this recipe ever since you posted about it on Snapchat. I finally made it for dinner tonight, and OH MY GOSH it was delicious! Thanks for sharing! Reply Ellen says: October 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm This looks and sounds delicious! Where do you buy the noodles? Reply Pingback: Coffee with Liz - Sequins & Stripes Pingback: What to Wear for Thanksgiving | Chronicles of Frivolity Leah Hanson Hill says: November 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm This was amazing! Even my bottomless pasta loving hubby was a huge fan! We subbed parmesan for goat cheese, and might do 50/50 next time! Reply Pingback: Weekly Roundup - wit & whimsy Meghan says: January 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm Making this again tonight and adding chicken sausage! yum! Thanks, Merritt! Reply Pingback: Easy, Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes — bows & sequins Pingback: Merritt Beck: Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger, Editor of The Style Scribe Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.