Butternut Squash Carbonara

I mentioned about being totally converted to butternut squash in replacement to regular spaghetti a while back in my “What I Eat in a Day” post and since then I’ve been coming up with different recipes for these little spirals of goodness. If you don’t fancy butternut squash then this works well with good old normal spaghetti but I much prefer this which is something I never thought I’d be saying seeing as my diet consists of mainly pasta haha. I find you can eat a tonne of this without having that heavy feeling that pasta gives you so it’s a win win really. Plus is much healthier that regular pasta, it has vitamin E, B6, folate (so great for pregnant ladies too!) and much more! Yay health!

I used the Butternut Squash Noodles from ASDA but most supermarkets sell spiralled butternut squash. I am yet to spiralise anything myself but I must admit, it looks pretty cool.

Butternut Squash Carbonara…

> 250g Butternut Squash Spaghetti

> 50ml Stock (vegetable or chicken for non veggies)

> 150g Mascarpone

> 150g Spinach

> 1/2 pack of Quorn Ham (or regular ham if you’re not veggie)

(This is my fave pan ever! It’s the JML Copper Stone Pan and nothing EVER sticks to this thing it’s amazing!)



> Season and roast the butternut squash spaghetti in vegetable oil for 10 minutes at 180 degrees

> Cook the spinach while the squash is roasting and cut up and fry the ham

> Add the spinach to the pan followed by the squash, stock and mascarpone

> Heat until the cheese is melted and serve

And there you have it, a perfect meat free carbonara loaded with vitamins! Perfect!

*I received this pan for free although I was under no obligation to mention it in this particular post, I just love it!


  1. May 6, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Awww nice and simple and HEALTHY, Defo gonna make this. Love your recipes, easy and straightforward cooking for us busy mamas. Xxx

    • May 6, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Ain’t got time for meals that take hours haha! Thank you beaut! Your insta gives me SO much inspo! xxx

    • May 7, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      It really is!! Hope you like it too! x

  2. May 7, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Oooh this sounds so yummy! I’ve never really thought about butternut squash as an alternative but what a nice change!! I think Stanley would love this too!!

  3. Rachel
    May 14, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Carbonara is one of my favourite meals! This sounds delicious, I will definitely have to try it. I think the kids would love it too.

  4. May 14, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Mmmm Gee I am making this one, it looks insane and my boys adore a good pasta dish. (They’ll totally think it’s still pasta haha)

    • May 15, 2018 / 7:28 am

      That’s the best thing about it, the “orange pasta” is yum! x

  5. Veronika
    May 14, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    Looks so yummy and actually pretty healthy! Yum!

  6. May 15, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I am always looking for new recipes, butternut squash cabanara sounds delicious. Lovely photos too – love that bowl!

    • May 16, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Thank you! It was from Waitrose a few years ago! x

  7. May 15, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    This sounds lovely! I can’t stand butternut squash, I bet it would be great with Courgetti too! Nom nom nom.

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