23+ BEST Sauces for Butternut Squash Ravioli

Wondering what the best sauces for butternut squash ravioli are? I’ve got you covered with this guide of the 23+ BEST sauces! From tangy tomato cream to spiced caramelized onion, get ready to add some excitement to your fall meals.

Butternut Squash Ravioli is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for cozy evenings in or dinner parties.

But, don’t settle for plain old butternut squash ravioli.

If you really want to take your butternut squash ravioli to the next level, these 23+ unexpected sauces are here to help.

From tangy tomato cream to Thai peanut sauce, there’s something for every palate. So, don’t be afraid to mix it up and try something new this fall.

Which one will you try first?

The BEST Sauces for Butternut Squash Ravioli

Spoonful of creamy garlic sauce.
This 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce is an easy go-to sauce you can serve with your favorite pasta! The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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This easy Butternut Squash Ravioli Sauce only takes 15 minutes to make and is the perfect accompaniment to store-bought or homemade ravioli. It is full of brown butter, sage, champagne, and pecans.
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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is so delicious and perfect for Fall. Imagine Butternut Squash Ravioli drizzled with a creamy pumpkin sauce flavored with sausage & sage — incredibly delicious!
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This Butternut Squash Ravioli Sauce is SO good! Pick up some butternut squash ravioli and make this easy, crazy delicious sage cream sauce.
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This creamy mushroom sauce is quick and easy to prepare! Made with heavy cream, white wine, and chicken broth it is a versatile sauce full of flavor.
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White Bolognese Sauce
This White Bolognese Sauce combines beef & Italian sausage in this silky, rich & delicately spiced sauce that’s perfect for topping a bowl of ravioli!
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Serve homemade or store bought butternut squash ravioli with this incredibly delicious Brown Butter Sauce with Pecans.
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This Kale Pesto is totally vegan, easy, and delicious! Made with fresh greens, walnuts, and Italian seasonings, it has so much flavor! You’ll definitely want to pair it with butternut squash ravioli.
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Easy 30 Minute Marinara Sauce offers rich and sweet flavors that really compliment the flavors of butternut squash ravioli. This quick recipe uses basic ingredients & only 1 pot.
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Arugula pesto in small white bowl with spoon.
Arugula Pesto has peppery kick from the arugula and is flavored with parmesan, garlic, lemon zest and pine nuts. I love the bright green color and its fresh flavor – it just smells like summer.
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Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese Sauce
I like to serve this Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese over the pasta in big bowls topped with plenty of fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese and a sprinkling of fresh basil. Highly suggested for not only Meatless Monday, but any day of the week!
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This Pasta Alla Vodka recipe will be a definite keeper. Pasta is tossed in a tomato vodka sauce that’s deliciously creamy and kicked up with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
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Sun dried tomato pesto in small white bowl with spoon.
Pesto Rosso, Italian for “Red Pesto” is a variety of pesto made with sun dried tomatoes to give it that beautiful red color and a sweet & tangy flavor that’s filled with umami. This easy pasta sauce is made with just a handful of simple ingredients in 5 minutes!
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This Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce comes together easily, with no chopping or constant stove monitoring. Just pop it in the oven and let the roasting process intensify the flavor of canned tomatoes.
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Diavolo Sauce is an easy and spicy marinara sauce made with flavor-forward ingredients, like tomatoes, garlic, white wine, and red pepper flakes. Simply toss it with the ravioli and enjoy!
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Hands holding bowl of pasta topped with slow cooker bolognese.
This Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce would make my Nana Lamancuso proud. It’s silky and luscious with super tender meat and so much flavor. Crockpot bolognese is where it’s at! 
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Overhead shot of two bowls of garlic and oil pasta next to small bowls of chili flakes and parmesan.
Garlic and Oil Pasta Sauce is a traditional Italian recipe that comes together in under 20 minutes. It’s made with a short list of flavorful ingredients, ensuring that it’s always simple, quick, and tasty.
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Lemon pesto is a delicious and tangy sauce made from aromatic basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and an abundance of lemon.
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This creamy tomato pasta recipe comes together quickly and uses everyday ingredients. You’ll love the silky tomato sauce!
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Carrot Top Pesto is a tasty, nutritious way to curb food waste in your kitchen. It comes together in minutes with just a few ingredients.
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This red wine pasta sauce is an easy twist on a classic Italian marinara, and is made with fresh or canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs and wine.
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This Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe is an adventurous choice for dressing your butternut squash ravioli! It only takes 5 minutes to make!
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It’s so easy to make a balsamic glaze (balsamic reduction) at home. It only takes 15 minutes and would compliment butternut squash ravioli so well!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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23+ BEST Sauces for Butternut Squash Ravioli

Wondering what the best sauces for butternut squash ravioli are? I've got you covered with this guide of the 23+ BEST sauces! From tangy tomato cream to spiced caramelized onion, get ready to add some excitement to your fall meals. Try this 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce. The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic (grated or finely minced (1 Tablespoon))
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • ½ cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock or water)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley (minced)
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper (to taste)


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour and cook until lightly golden, 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Simmer, until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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Large Skillet


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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