Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

You need to try this Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce! Butternut squash is so versatile.  True to it’s name, it is rich and buttery in texture.  It’s also super easy to hide it in recipes for those kids who don’t like veggies.

This Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce is the bomb.  I plan using it in a few upcoming recipes.   Great with pasta, or use a dip for veggies.

If you love squash, you will also love my Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions or my Gluten Free Squash Bread.


Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce - My Whole Food Life

This creamy sauce is made with absolutely no dairy.  You would never guess the secret ingredient is cashews.  This sauce is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.

Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Serves 4 cups sauce     adjust servings

A creamy, dairy free sauce recipe!


  • 2 cups cashews , soaked overnight
  • 1 butternut squash, cubed and boiled to soften
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)


  1. Drain the water from the soaked cashews.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


Recipe Notes

This should keep at least 5 days in the fridge. It can also be frozen. Enjoy!

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18 thoughts to “Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce”

  1. I really enjoy all your posts and recipes! I can't wait to try this one. I'm currently in the market for a blender and would love to know what you're using to get your sauce so smooth and creamy looking. Thank you for all the great real food recipes!
    1. Hi Brandy! Thank you! I use a Blendtec blender. I LOVE it! I have had both Vitamix and Blendtec, but prefer the Blendtec. Here is a link to the model I have. They also sell them at Costco.
      1. Melissa, I have been recently looking at various blenders....I am curious as to why you favor Blendtec over may help me in my overall decision. TYIA
        1. I have had both the Blendtec and Vitamix. I love the Blendtec because it's super easy to clean. It has a wider pitcher, so you don't get stuff stuck at the bottom like you do with the Vitamix. Plus, the Blendtec also has a twister jar attachment that is great for small batches of dressing or hummus. Blendtec also comes with a 7 year warranty. They replaced a pitcher for me free of charge, no questions asked. :)
          1. thanks for your input. One more question...Do you think the tamper is important?....or because of the wider pitcher, you find it isn't needed.
          2. The tamper is not needed with the Blendtec. For the Vitamix, the tamper is needed, but that still doesn't solve the problem of stuff getting stuck under the blades. I hope that helps! :)
  2. Any sub for Cashews? We have a lot of allergies in our house. Me, about everything (that's why I cook whole foods!) my daughter, dairy. Would love to make this (sounds yummy!)
  3. This looks so yummy! Can I use raw cashew nut butter instead of soaking and blending the cashews and if so, how much cashew butter do you think? Thanks!
    1. Thank you! I am not sure if cashew butter will work. The softened cashews create a creamy/milky texture that cashew butter doesn't have. :(
  4. This sauce is wonderful. I added nutritional yeast and made the casserole. So good! I have an abundance of butternut squash and wonder if you think this sauce can be frozen.

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