Butternut Squash Primavera with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

"Starting the week with this DAIRY FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH PRIMAVERA WITH LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP! Happy Monday loves! I made this a couple weeks back, and used my carbonara recipe as a base with a few changes. The sauce is super simple and lasts well in the fridge!"
-- @starinfinitefood

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Bowls like this are our meal goals. Gluten free pasta (or pasta of choice) tossed in a homemade butternut squash sauce for extra creaminess, then paired with sautéed veggies and lemon garlic shrimp? YES PLEASE. It's even dairy-free! 

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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For the Sauce


  • 1/2 cup cooked butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash paprika

For Serving


  • Oil
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound chickpea pasta, cooked according to package directions

For the Shrimp


  • 1 pound thawed, peeled shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ghee
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley


  • Step 1

    To make the sauce: Blend all ingredients with 1/3 cup water until smooth.

  • Step 2

    To make the shrimp: Toss the shrimp and salt. Heat ghee in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes, then stir in black pepper, lemon juice and coconut aminos. Toss shrimp to coat, reduce heat and cook for 3 minutes until liquid is reduced.

  • Step 3

    Turn off heat and toss with parsley. Add to sautéed vegetables.

  • Step 4

    To make the vegetables: Heat oil in a large pan over medium. Sauté peppers, zucchini and carrot until softened. Set aside.

  • Step 5

    Toss pasta, vegetables and shrimp with sauce. Divide into bowls to serve.