Hiya! Happy Monday.

There is something special about tossing a few ingredients into a high speed blender (or food processor) and watching them make the most fabulous hummus-like mixture that you can call a fancy SAUCE!

Yes, it’s that easy folks.

I’ve spent many, many, many years living out of a food processor. When I had colitis, all I did was puree everything in site so that I could digest it all…that’s when I learned how to create purees and sauces and soups that were blended to perfection and silky smooth. My NEW cookbook Eating Clean has a TON of fun sauces, soups and drizzles made from veggies and other fresh ingredients that you can add to salads, roasted veggies, proteins, gluten-free whole grains and even dip my grain-free crackers into!

So, I’m sharing a recipe with you that I created a few years ago and since this recipe didn’t make it into my cookbook (because I had way TOO many recipes already and actually had to cut 75 recipes and 100 pages from my manuscript) I thought I’d share it with you today.

But, let me just say this is just a taste…there are so many BETTER and more amazing sauces in my cookbook so you’ll have to see for yourself. And if you haven’t had a chance to check out my new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body!

Vegan and Paleo Butternut Squash Sauce

I love to whip up this sauce and serve on top of roasted veggies, gluten-free whole grain toast, my Grain-Free Sweet Potato Flatbread, Grain-Free Parsnip Foccacia or my Seedy Grain-Free Crackers (and p.s. there are a ton of grain-free crackers in my cookbook, too)!


This is a simple sauce that I love to serve with toast and crackers. When I was testing recipes for my cookbook I was playing in my kitchen trying to make a sauce from butternut squash and another fun dressing/sauce with red grapes- when I got the idea to create a ‘creamy’ sauce mixing both together with tender hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds for a boost of flavor, fiber and protein.

I like to serve this sauce warm but you can surely serve it at room temperature as a thick salad dressing over kale salads or any other salads with sturdy green leaves (since this sauce is a thicker consistency than thinner salad dressings).

I also love to dip my Grain-Free Sweet Potato Flatbread, Grain-Free Parsnip Foccacia and Seedy Grain-Free Crackers into this sauce as a dip. Anyway you choose to dig into this saucey mixture will float your boat.

I assure you.

Vegan and Paleo Butternut Squash Sauce



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Beautiful Butternut Squash Sauce (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)
Serves: 4
Vegan Butternut Squash Recipe
Free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Corn and Refined Sugar. Vegetarian and Vegan.
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  1. Puree all ingredients in a food processor until very smooth. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan over low heat and cook until warm throughout, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm over vegetables, gluten-free whole grains or my Grain-Free Sweet Potato Flatbread, Grain-Free Parsnip Foccacia or my Seedy Grain-Free Crackers. (Links for these recipes above).
Nutrition Facts
Beautiful Butternut Squash Sauce (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 5760IU115%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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