Butternut Squash Ravioli: Almost Decadent Enough for DessertB

We adore butternut squash and really anything sweet in our house so this is one of my favorite recipes once the weather starts getting a bit more nippy and we want something warm and comforting!

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut squash ravioli (Eli’s or Whole Foods both have great ones!)
Olive oil
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Pumpkin Spice
Parmesan (optional)
Walnuts (optional)

Boil pasta per the instructions on the package. Place in big bowl and liberally dash cinnamon and nutmeg on top. My rule of thumb is twice the amount of cinnamon to nutmeg. Then cover with olive oil and mix. The sauce will become a reddy carmel color. Top with walnuts and parmesan. Yum!

Not only are butternut squash high in high in vitamin A (beta-carotene,) which improves the health of our skin and prevents acne and other skin disorders but they are also high in vitamins C, D, E, G and K.  Because root vegetables contain natural sugars that elevate your blood sugars gently rather than delivering a quick jolt like refined, simple carbohydrates do, they can safely reduce your cravings for sweets.

Additionally, cinnamon is known for regulating blood sugar levels.

This is a very satisfying dish that can be used as a main dish with a green salad or sauteed green or as a side dish.

1 Comment

  • stuart
    July 27th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

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    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…



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