A pasta salad that’s perfect for fall using butternut squash, roasted vegetables, and made ‘gluten-free’ and packed with fiber and protein from Banza Pasta.

One of my favorite things about Fall, besides doing all the things on my Bucket List, are the delicious foods that come with the season.  Pumpkin, squash, brussels sprouts, apples, pears, etc.  I was never into making squash until a few years ago and now I can’t get enough.  Spaghetti squash, butternut, acorn, they’re all delicious and make a great healthy meal.

Roasted Corn and Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

When I heard about the Banza Plus 5 Ingredient Instagram Recipe Contest I knew I wanted to participate and create a Fall inspired dish.  A few weeks ago I made this Roasted Butternut Squash Salad as a side dish for our Sunday night dinner.  When discussing this contest, my husband was actually the one that suggested I pair it with the pasta, genius idea honey!

Banza Pasta Plus 5 Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Salad Recipe

I have been loving using Banza chickpea pasta as it’s ‘gluten-free’ and each serving packs 25 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber.  I noticed on my last trip to Target that they have started carrying it, Banza can also be found at most Organic/Health Food Stores or bought online.  Be sure to check out all the #Banzaplus5 recipes on their Instagram @eatbanza.

Banza Chickpea Pasta

So here you have it, to make this Banza Plus 5 Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Salad, you start with any Banza Pasta cooked according to the box.  I used rotini in this recipe.  Then roast; butternut squash, red pepper, red onion, corn, seasoned with olive oil, salt, and paprika.  And combine the two, voila!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

You know me, It was very difficult to limit this recipe to just five ingredients because I love add-ins and toppings.  It tastes delicious with just those five, but I also suggest adding some cilantro and feta cheese.  Enjoy the recipe!

Roasted Corn and Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

Be sure to use the hashtag #sweetandstrong if you give it a try.

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Salad
Author: Sweet And Strong
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Serves: 4
A pasta salad thats perfect for fall using butternut squash, roasted vegetables, and made ‘gluten-free’ and packed with fiber and protein from Banza Pasta.
  • 1 box Banza Pasta
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • olive oil
  • salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread butternut squash, red bell pepper, red onion, and corn onto one large or two medium baking pans. Be sure vegetables are spread out or they will just steam, not roast.
  3. Toss vegetables with olive oil, paprika, and salt to taste.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes, flip, and roast for an additional 10-20 minutes. Making sure the corn kernals don’t burn.
  5. As the vegetables roast cook Banza Pasta according to the package directions.
  6. Toss together the pasta and vegetables.
  7. I reccommend serving with chopped cilantro and feta cheese.

Banza Plus 5 Ingredient Instagram Recipe Challenge

Now to my day of eats for What I Ate Wednesday.  Here is everything I ate on Monday trying to get back on track after a few indulgences like burgers and cake over the weekend.  I started the day off with a Superset Leg Workout and then had a shake with vanilla vegan protein, Vital Proteins Mixed Berry Collagen, almond milk, kale, strawberries, and half a frozen banana.  It made two servings so Tom and I each had one for breakfast.

Monday was Columbus Day and while the students didn’t have school us teachers still had to go in.  I got caught up on grades, organized my office and closet, before I knew it I was starving for lunch.  I reheated some of the Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Salad.

This kept me full until I got home and ate two hard boiled eggs I had prepped on Sunday along with some Kombucha.  Obsessed with this Passionberry Bliss flavor.

GTS Kombucha Passionberry Bliss

Then for dinner I made this Easy Baked Miso Chicken and paired it with some roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts.

Miso Baked Chicken Thighs

Then it was two Chocolate ‘Caramel’ Protein Fudge Cups for dessert to wrap up the day.

If You Enjoy This Recipe, Try:
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Vinaigrette

Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake

Low Carb Taco Bake with Paleo and Vegetarian options

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy Seasoned Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday and EstherAnnmarieFarrah,  and Jess for Foodie Fridays. You can find other tasty healthy recipes here.

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34 Comments on Banza Plus 5 Recipe + WIAW

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    October 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm (5 years ago)

    I love squash and pasta salad, so I will definitely be needing to give this a try. Hope you have a great day!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm (5 years ago)

      It’s such a good combo. I just love any roasted veggies!

  2. Erinn
    October 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Yum! Thank you for sharing that pasta salad recipe – it is perfect for fall! I’ve never heard of Banza pasta…
    Something delicious on my plate this week was homemade alfredo sauce – so easy and so much better than jarred sauce!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm (5 years ago)

      I definitly suggest using Banza, especially for vegan or vegetarian dishes for the added protein. And yum homemade alfredo sounds so delicious!

  3. Marina @ Happy Healing
    October 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm (5 years ago)

    YESS Banza is the best! So is that Passionberry Bliss booch!

    Def am going to have to make that pasta salad recipe. Thx for sharing!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 10:53 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes to both! Can’t live without them. And let me know if you give it a try. Hope you’re having a great week Marina.

  4. Kayla
    October 11, 2017 at 4:51 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never heard of Banza pasta before! That pasta salad sounds so good. I’m going to have to give it a try, I bet my Mom would love it too! (She loves butternut squash!) Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!! Xoxo

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

      Banza is a great grain free pasta alternative. I don’t always eat grain free, but prefer it during the week. Let me know if you give it a try. Hope you’re having a great week Kayla.

  5. Patrick@looneyforfood.com
    October 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the flavors you used in the pasta. sounds delicious

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes and it’s so simple!

  6. Lacey@fairytalesandfitness
    October 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm (5 years ago)

    I have never tried that kind of pasta that that recipe sounds very tasty and very simple.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm (5 years ago)

      It’s a great grain free alternative! And I love that it has enough protein I can easily make a vegetarian dish and get my protein in.

  7. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    October 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm (5 years ago)

    They just sent me some of their pasta to try out, I literally CAN NOT wait!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm (5 years ago)

      I KNOW you are going to love it Kelli! I just found some of their linguini at Target that I can’t wait to make with some red sauce and turkey meatballs, my fav!

  8. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    October 12, 2017 at 4:50 am (5 years ago)

    I’m getting some of that pasta in the mail next week! I’m so excited to try it. Your recipe looks amazing. I love the simplicity… it’s something I struggle with too!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 12, 2017 at 11:18 am (5 years ago)

      Oh yay! I know you’re going to love it! I’ve seen so many other great recipe ideas searching the hashtag #banzaplus5

  9. Naomi || Naomi Why: Roots
    October 12, 2017 at 1:05 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try Banza pasta. Combined with butternut squash sounds amazing. Everything looks delicious, especially those roasted brussels!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Roasted brussles sprouts also pair well with Banza pasta! Definitely give the pasta a try, I love it for the protein and it tastes delicious.

  10. Cora
    October 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Oooo this sounds great! I love the idea of roasting the corn. That would add so much flavor. I’ve been really really wanting to try Banza pasta. Its hard to find here, I think, but I did just score a $1 off coupon so I’m just waiting for the right time to use it! Definitely adding the cilantro and feta. I’m okay with breaking the 5 ingredient rule… aha.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha gotta have the toppings right! And it used to be hard for me to find, but I’ve noticed more and more stores start carrying Banza. Hope you can find some!

  11. Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off
    October 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm (5 years ago)

    Ooh I’ve been wanting to try the Banza pasta for so long! I love pasta made out of legumes; so weird but so good!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 13, 2017 at 11:23 am (5 years ago)

      I’m so with you Nicole! I love the lentil pastas too. You def need to try Banza, they have so many fun shapes to choose from.

  12. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    October 13, 2017 at 4:21 am (5 years ago)

    I’ve been eating Banza pasta too! I haven’t bought any butternut squash yet this season – will have to do so soon.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 13, 2017 at 11:24 am (5 years ago)

      Def the season for all the squash! Enjoy all the Fall foods. 🙂

  13. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    October 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I love everything banza, love that you added squash to it!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm (5 years ago)

      They have so many new fun shapes I can’t wait to try. I just picked up a box of linguine.

  14. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm (5 years ago)

    Girrrllll…. this looks incredible! I’ve got to try that pasta!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Julie! Definitely need to try Banza, so good!

  15. Farrah
    October 13, 2017 at 11:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I had a chance to try Banza pasta fairly recently and I love it! :D!! That pasta salad looks awesome!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes I love that they’ve become super popular and easier to find in the last few months. Let me know if you give this recipe a try.

  16. Annmarie
    October 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I heard about Banza like 3 years ago and still have yet to try it! This recipe looks delicious!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

      YOU MUST! Plus they now have so many great new shapes. Hop you’ll give this recipe a try.

  17. amanda @amanda-isms
    October 17, 2017 at 12:49 am (5 years ago)

    I just so happened to just buy butternut squash and now I am SO intrigued by this recipe! YUM.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 17, 2017 at 11:26 am (5 years ago)

      Oh I hope you give it a try! Let me know what you think.