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There are certain vegetables that scream “FALL,” and butternut squash is one of them. I love finding dishes that take a seasonal fruit or veggie and really make it shine. For all of vegetarians, those wanting to make a delicious dish from wholesome ingredients or those that just want to try something different, this one’s for you!

Even though we’re not vegetarians in our home, we don’t mind meals without meat. But if you need some, adding in a bit of chicken or sausage would be great too!

It’s a little sweet, a tad salty, hearty and filling without the guilt!

A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog

I’ve been loving working with Sprouts lately, because it’s a market that I would wander through all the time! So many fresh ingredients, items I can’t always find other places and a huge selection of Sprouts brand products… at a great price point too. 

When they asked me about creating a recipe with Kale, I knew I wanted to make it drip with FALL deliciousness! A cozy pasta and the addition of butternut squash did just that.

And even though kale is more popular that ever, there is still so much I didn’t know about this dark, leafy green superfood until recently. Did you know that at just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has almost 3 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and helps you feel full)? Plus, we all know that it’s LOADED with antioxidants, one of the best sources of Vitamin K, full of minerals and even helps to reduce cholesterol. I mean, the list could go on, and it does… but I won’t spell it all out here. 

Suffice it to say, I was happy to play with kale for awhile (I go through seasons where I love it and times I’m not sure what to do with it). If you’re like me and at times have wondered what to do with kale, because you’re just not up for another salad at the moment… try our kale pesto recipe

Seriously, save this kale pesto recipe for your holiday entertaining as well… it will even make an impressive side dish!

This post is in partnership with Sprouts! All opinions are my own.

A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog

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Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash
A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
For the Pesto:
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
For the Pesto:
A Delicious Kale Pesto Recipe with Linguini & Butternut Squash for a deliciously satisfying vegetarian meal featured by top Florida lifestyle blog, Fresh Mommy Blog
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop butternut squash. Lay on baking sheet in an even layer and drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper before placing in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente and drain. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  3. Place kale leaves in a pot of boiling water. Cook for about 1 minute, then drain and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain excess liquid.
  4. Place kale, garlic, pine nuts, and basil into a food processor or blender and pulse until finely chopped. Add the olive oil in a steady stream as you blend. Add the lemon juice, zest, sea salt and pepper and pulse again.
  5. Transfer the cooked and drained linguine back into the pot over low heat. Toss with 1 cup of the kale pesto and mix. Add in starchy pasta water as needed to stir. When pasta is heated through, transfer to bowls.
  6. Top with butternut squash, parmesan cheese and additional remaining pesto, if desired.