Butternut Squash Marinara

Step up the nutrients in your marinara by swirling in homemade butternut squash purée. In this robust Butternut Squash Marinara, onions and garlic sauté with spices and san marzano tomatoes. Yields 4 cups in about 30 minutes.

Butternut Squash Marinara l SimplyScratch.com

If there’s one cuisine my family can all agree on, it’s Italian. Well, Mexican too now that I think about it. But whether spaghetti, stuffed shells or lasagna we love it all! And if time allows, I like to make a homemade marinara sauce. It’s not as hard as you would think and can be done in 30 minutes and even better if made a day or two in advance as something magical happens as it chills in the fridge.

Last week, you may remember, I roasted a butternut squash and turned it into an silky-smooth purée. Well I had some delicious plans for it, like adding it to marinara sauce. It adds sweetness and nutrients and a subtle creaminess to the sauce, yet no one would ever really know it’s in their unless you told them. It’s so good and flavorful. And the best part is that it makes 4 cups and can be used in any recipe.

Butternut Squash Marinara l SimplyScratch.com

And the best part is that it makes 4 cups and can be used in any recipe.

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