Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash

In case you couldn't tell by the picture, this dish is TO DIE FOR. Seriously, it is amazing. You must try it this season. MUST.

1 2-lb butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 garlic bulb, separated in cloves and peeled (halve large cloves)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 14-to 16-oz. pkg pasta
1/4 c. butter
3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped and toasted
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/3 c. shredded pecorino or parmesan cheese
sliced green onions (opt.)

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. In 15x10x1-inch baking pan toss together squash, peeled garlic cloves, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Evenly spread squash in pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until squash is tender and lightly browned.

2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti, with 1 tablespoon salt added to water, according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.

3. In small saucepan heat butter over medium heat until it turns the color of light brown sugar, stirring frequently.

4. In serving bowl toss spaghetti with about half the browned butter. Toss squash, garlic, bacon, nuts, and nutmeg with remaining browned butter. Serve squash mixture over spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Makes 8 servings

Thank-you Better Homes and Gardens!


  1. I made this tonight for my family. Delicious! Even my 16 month old who is extremely picky in a peanut-butter-and-jelly-for-every-meal kind of way ate the squash. Hooray!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I've given you the stylish blogger award:)


    ur blog is so cool!

  3. finally tried this tonite..delish!


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