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Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

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Calories 25
Protein <1g
Fat -
Carbs 7g
Total Time

This marinara sauce is a great way to enjoy the delicious winter squash. Besides, it’s packed with complex carbohydrates and tons of flavor.

You can toss it on whole wheat pasta or use it on vegetables for an equally delicious lower carbohydrate option. My favorite so far though is to make meatballs and stuff a red or sweet potato. Pure muscle food.

Known for its creamy and seriously sweet interior, butternut squash is a magnificent ingredient for many dishes. That’s why this homemade squash marinara is very rich and flavorful. And the best part is that it makes 12 servings and can be used in any recipe.

The first step is setting the oven to 400F. In the meantime, peel and chop the butternut squash into medium-sized cubes. Spread the butternut squash on a baking sheet. Top it with the 2 Roma tomatoes and the bell pepper. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes.

After roasting, allow it to cool for about 15 minutes. Until then, prepare the rest. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil or olive oil, and set on medium-high heat. Toss in onions, red and garlic, and cook until the red onion turns brown and translucent.

Toss all of the ingredients – butternut squash, bell pepper, onions, vinegar and seasonings into a high-powered blender. Blend on high speed until it is liquefied. If you desire for the marinara to be a tad thinner, then add tablespoons of chicken broth until you reach the desired consistency.

Voila, you have a delicious homemade marinara that you can enjoy with any dish!

If you like butternut squash recipes, add this now to your collection of recipes! Share with your friends and family. And, don’t forget to tell us how it went for you by commenting down below or sending me an email.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

Ingredients

Ingredients to make 24oz or 12 servings (1/4 cup per serving):

  • 1 lb chopped butternut squash flesh (or 1 large butternut squash)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • spray coconut oil 

* – denotes optional ingredient

Steps

Steps

  1. Set oven to 400F.
  2. Peel and chop butternut squash into medium-sized cubes.
  3. Spread the butternut squash on a baking sheet, then add the 2 Roma tomatoes and the bell pepper. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes.
  4. After roasting, allow it to cool for about 15 minutes.
  5. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil and set on medium high heat. Toss in red onion and garlic and cook until the red onion turns brown and translucent.
  6. Chop the stem off the bell pepper and then toss all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender.
  7. Blend on high speed until it is liquefied. If you desire for the marinara to be a tad thinner, then add tablespoons of chicken broth until you reach the desired consistency.

Approximate macros for 1 of 12 servings of 1/4 cup each

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Calories
25
Protein
<1g
Fat
-
Carbs
7g
Sodium
-
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g