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Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage

These Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage and Cinnamon Walnuts are the perfect easy side dish or vegan main for a cozy fall dinner! They’re perfect for all diets, since they’re Paleo and vegan, so they’d make a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner!

Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage

Hey, everyone! I feel like we haven’t talked in ages.

Oh, right. We haven’t. );

I have been a little behind on the blog front this week. I normally post every Monday and Wednesday, and up until this week, I had not missed a single day! Unfortunately, I have had SO MUCH going on with band and cross-country the past two weeks that I had no time to write or cook last weekend. In fact, I’m going out of town for a marching band competition in less than twelve hours! This post is my attempt to salvage my absence over the past few days . . . a post, however late, is still a post — right?

I think you’ll be pretty happy about this recipe, though. I mean, I made you Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage! Will you forgive me now?!

Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage

I hope so! Let’s break these Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage down.

First, we’ve got spiralized butternut squash. I mean, yum. We throw the “noodles” in a skillet with some sizzling garlic and sage — it’s a total flavor bomb! Then, we add some cinnamon “candied” walnuts (note: omit the maple syrup for Whole30!) and serve the whole pile of deliciousness over a bed of spinach.

Are you hungry yet?

Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage

These Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage and Cinnamon Walnuts are awesome. They’re also:

  • Paleo
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free
  • Vegan and vegetarian
  • Whole30 and nut-free adaptable
  • Perfect for Thanksgiving!

I might just make these for our own Thanksgiving this year! Speaking of which, what are your plans? What is your favorite dish? (I love mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, and my grandma’s special green beans. Oh, and turkey. And pecan pie, the only pie I like. <– I’d rather eat cake. Remember, we addressed that in this post!) Which dish is the hardest to Paleo-ize, and which one isn’t Paleo but you wish it were? Please tell me in the comments! It makes my day when I hear from you guys . . . comments that aren’t from spammers are few and far between.

Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage

Don’t hate me for this, but this is definitely the fourth vegetarian recipe I’ve posted in a row, and it is the twenty-fifth vegan recipe that I’ve published on My Sweet Potato Life! There are many more on the way. 😉 Even though this is a Paleo food blog, I delight in creating vegan recipes because I don’t like cooking meat. Raw meat doesn’t repulse me or anything (okay, it does just a little bit), but it’s such a hassle to cook that I generally turn to eggs when I make meals for myself. I’ll cook meat when I have to — that’s mostly when I have to cook for the blog — but I kind of avoid it. I’m such a hypocrite! Paleo definitely involves meat, but it’s MUCH heavier on the vegetables. And I like cooking vegetables.

And the best vegetables are definitely these Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage.

Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage

Print Recipe
Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Sautee the garlic and sage in the olive oil over medium heat, until fragrant. Add the butternut squash noodles and cover. Cook until the noodles are soft.
  2. Season the noodles with salt and pepper to taste. Add more olive oil as needed.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Add the walnuts to the butternut squash and stir to combine. Serve over a bed of spinach.
Recipe Notes

Make it a meal: serve with turkey sausage or meatballs. For a veggie option with more protein, try tofu or white beans.

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