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kalabasa pasta in a white plate garnished with salt & pepper
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Kalabasa Pasta

These delicious and hearty noodles are made with kalabasa and a few simple ingredients.  It's a great alternative to the traditional red sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: pasta dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Kalabasa Pasta
Servings: 3 -4 servings
Author: Lainey


  • 250 grams fettuccine pasta


  • 1 ½ cups squash, cut into wedge shape
  • ½ cup cashew nuts, soaked in water for 10 mins
  • 1 whole red pimiento
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk, divided
  • ⅛ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried basil


  1. Steam squash until soft, about 10-15 minutes then set aside.
For the sauce:
  1. In a blender, add squash, soaked cashew nuts, red pimientos, white pepper powder, garlic powder, Himalayan salt, 1 ¼ cup coconut milk, nutritional yeast and blend until creamy.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over low heat, then add garlic and sauté until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3.  Add sauce, oregano, basil, and the remaining ¼ cup of coconut cream, mix, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and serve topped with the sauce. Feel free to season with salt and pepper.
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