ZENB Rotini with Butternut Squash, Brown Butter, & Sage


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 316g
Servings: 4

Calories: 430

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat12g15%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Dietary Fiber14g50%
Total Sugar4g
Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 50mg 10%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 250mg 20%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


You will love the flavor of this ZENB Rotini Pasta with butternut squash, brown butter, and sage recipe. Delivering an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of fiber, staying low in sodium and cholesterol, this is a dish you can feel good about.


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash, cut into ½-inch pieces (about ½ pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 12 sage leaves
  • 1 small lemon, juiced



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 2 tablespoons pasta cooking water; drain.


Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat until shimmering. Add squash, salt & pepper. Cook 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally until tender and edges begin to brown. Add butter and shallots. Cook 1-2 minutes stirring constantly until foam subsides and butter begins to brown. Add sage leaves; cook 2-3 minutes until leaves are crisp. Transfer sage leaves to clean plate.


Reduce heat to medium. Add pasta, reserved pasta water and lemon juice to pan; mix gently until heated through. Top with sage leaves and additional ground black pepper before serving.

Tasty Tips

Make prep easy by purchasing pre-cut butternut squash sold in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Butternut squash has a hard, tough skin that needs to be peeled before seeding and cubing.

Brown butter adds a delicious nutty flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. It is a result of the milk solids being toasted until browned. Always stir and watch butter closely during browning as it will burn quickly.

For 2 servings, this recipe can easily be cut in half.

Serve with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for a flavor boost.

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