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Vegan Butternut Squash “Noodles”

Savory Butternut Squash “Noodles”

Vegan Butternut Squash “Noodles”

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By Mama Veggie Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes Total Time: 13 minutes

Pre-packaged "convenience" foods are not always beneficial to a healthy diet. However, this recipe features one time-saving convenience ingredient that won't have any negative health consequences. You can find pre-packaged butternut squash noodles in most larger grocery stores and they are perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly.

If you are a KitchenAid Mixer owner, I highly recommend getting the spiraler attachement (aff link) so that you can make your own butternut squash “noodles” in just a few minutes. Either way, you’re going to love this fast and delicious dish!


  • ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 c. pre-packaged butternut squash “noodles”
  • 2 T. fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste



Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add butternut squash noodles and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning frequently to ensure they cook evenly. When noodles are slightly softened, remove from pan and set aside. Keep warm.


Add remaining olive oil to pan, along with chopped sage and cinnamon. Cook until fragrant, approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.


Return butternut squash noodles to pan and toss to coat in sage-cinnamon mixture. Remove from heat and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.


Serve immediately with your favorite entrée or as a light main course.

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