Satisfying Butternut Squash Pasta



Satisfying Butternut Squash Pasta

Imagine a cozy autumn evening, the air filled with the enticing aroma of roasting butternut squash and a hint of sage. That’s the essence of this Satisfying Butternut Squash Pasta, a delightful blend of flavors that will warm your soul and please your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pasta of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • A handful of fresh sage leaves
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg
  • Optional: toasted pine nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss the cubed butternut squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast for about 30-35 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized.
  2. While the squash is roasting, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sage leaves, cooking until the garlic is golden and the sage is crispy.
  4. Add the roasted butternut squash to the skillet and gently mash it with a fork or potato masher, creating a creamy sauce. If needed, add a little water or vegetable broth to achieve your desired consistency.
  5. Toss the cooked pasta into the skillet, coating it with the butternut squash sauce. Season with nutmeg and additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. Serve the pasta in bowls, topped with grated Parmesan cheese and toasted pine nuts if desired.

Total time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Creamy butternut squash sauce coats perfectly cooked pasta, delivering a satisfying and comforting meal that embodies the essence of fall.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 450, Fat 18g, Carbs 65g, Protein 12g

Picture yourself indulging in a bowl of this Satisfying Butternut Squash Pasta – the creamy sauce clinging to the pasta, the hint of sage and nutmeg dancing on your taste buds. It’s a delightful symphony of flavors, a taste of autumn that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you’re serving this to guests or enjoying a quiet dinner at home, this pasta will leave a lasting impression, making it a beloved addition to your fall recipe collection.

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Hi! I’m Margaret!

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