One store that I love browsing for food products is World Market.  Although they are pricey, they have a large selection of interesting foods, and many of them are a lot healthier than your run of the mill grocery store items as well!

I had noticed this Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash for a while, and after seeing rave reviews for it online I decided to give it a try the next time I had a coupon.  Here is what the website has to say about it:

WINNER BEST PASTA SAUCE- NEW YORK FANCY FOOD SHOW 2009  The first of its  kind, our all-natural butternut-squash pasta sauce is made with squash ripened in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Paired with fresh garlic, onions and roasted red pepper, the natural sweetness and delicate flavor of the butternut squash is enhanced to provide a delicious change of pace.  Tortellini, Ravioli, & Lasagna never knew they could taste so great!

I decided to roast some onions and cauliflower to go along with it.  I love roasting vegetables – it’s relatively little work and gets a great outcome!  I took one onion and one head of cauliflower and threw them in a casserole with some of my Garlic Gold olive oil.  If I hadn’t used that, I imagine I would have thrown in some actual garlic cloves!  I also sprinkled on some italian seasoning. 


After preheating the oven to 400 F, I simply put the casserole in for about 45 minutes, checking it every 15 minutes.  Here is how it looked after it was done!

roasted cauliflower, roasted onions

From here, I think you could do a lot – I think this would make a great pizza topping, especially if you threw in some mushrooms!  However, I decided to cook some cheese ravioli and top them with the roasted veggies and sauce!


It was so delicious!  I’ll definitely be using this sauce again, it was even better than I though it would be.  Even better, the ingredients list consisted only of things that I could pronounce and knew exactly what they were.

12 thoughts on “Pasta with Butternut Squash Sauce and Roasted Veggies

  1. I have this one but have not opened it yet, great recipe idea there. I did try the masala sauce and did not like it, BUT I had made a large amount on pasta and vegies so I froze some. Later when I ate that, it tasted better, but I had already thrown out the rest of the jar! Right now Big Lots has some really good marinara sauces for only $2.80, !!! Joe’s something sauce, several different ones, none have sugar, which I hate in sauce, most only had 3 or 4 ingrediants and really good tomato flavor.
    Another thing about World Market is if you sign up for their email they constantly send 10 20 and 30 percent off coupons for food. But I bet you knew that.

    1. I did! I also use the $10 off $30 coupons all of the time. Also, every time you spend $100 they give you a $10 coupon. I remember you mentioning the masala sauce – I didn’t realize it was the Dave’s sauce!

  2. I love the idea of using butternut squash sauce to coat veggies before roasting them. I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  3. I will have to look for Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash. I have not seen a ready made jar of butternut squash, but that would be something I would like to try. The roasted cauliflower and onions look wonderful. I am always looking for different vegetarian recipes and this is one I would love to try, it really looks delicious.

  4. Just bought the sauce tonight at world market and was searching for others’ ideas using veggies. I also purchased their pumpkin gnocchi. My plan is to do caulifloweer, eggplant and perhaps zucchini as recommended here and add it to the gnocchi with butternut squash sauce. I’m very excited, thanks so much for the great ideas!

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