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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

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This delicious pasta sauce flavored with sage and thyme essential oils is sure to have your family asking for seconds.

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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 30 minutes active
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp. bacon grease (reserved)
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups butternut squash cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 16 oz. fettuccine pasta
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 drops sage essential oil
  • 1 drop thyme essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Cook bacon either in the oven or in a skillet. Reserve 2 Tbsp. bacon grease.
  2. Chop up bacon, and set aside.
  3. Pour reserved bacon grease in a skillet. Add onion and garlic. Over medium heat, sauté for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Add butternut squash, salt, and chicken stock. Stir, and then cover. Cook until the butternut squash is tender, approximately 8 minutes.
  5. While the squash is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil, and prepare the pasta according to the package directions.
  6. Once the squash has softened, transfer contents to a blender or a food processor. Add milk, sage essential oil, and thyme essential oil; then purée.
  7. Drain pasta, and add the butternut squash sauce to the pasta.
  8. Sprinkle chopped up bacon bits over the top. Enjoy!

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