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Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon and Sage
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11 INGREDIENTS • 11 STEPS • 55MINS

Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon and Sage

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Dive into fall with this cozy butternut squash delight! Roasted squash, crispy bacon, and sage mingle in creamy goodness. Penne perfection topped with Parmesan, a hint of chili, and a sprinkle of salt. A warm, seasonal hug for your taste buds.
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Jack Lee at SideChef
I'm a foodie on a global flavor adventure!🌎🍴 I love experimenting with local, seasonal ingredients and borrowing techniques from around the world to create delicious yet relatable dishes.
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Dive into fall with this cozy butternut squash delight! Roasted squash, crispy bacon, and sage mingle in creamy goodness. Penne perfection topped with Parmesan, a hint of chili, and a sprinkle of salt. A warm, seasonal hug for your taste buds.
55MINS
Total Time
$3.29
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
us / metric
Butternut Squash
1 bag
(16 oz)
Penne Pasta
8 oz
Penne Pasta
Bacon
8 slices
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, crushed
Shallot
2
Shallots, diced
Dry White Wine
1/2 cup
Dry White Wine
Parmesan Cheese
1/3 cup
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
799
Fat
33.0 g
Protein
24.0 g
Carbs
90.4 g
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Author's Notes

Makes 2-4 portions.

Take note of salting lightly on all elements of this dish (butternut squash, pasta water, and sauce), as bacon and parmesan cheese can be deceptively salty. Remember, you can always add salt later, but it's tricky to take out!
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step 1
First, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the Penne Pasta (8 oz) according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of pasta water, drain, and set aside.
step 2
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
step 3
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, Toss the Butternut Squash (1 bag) in Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) and Salt (to taste), then spread them out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
step 4
Roast the butternut squash in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until it becomes tender and lightly browned.
step 5
In a large skillet with a splash of water, cook the Bacon (8 slices) over medium heat, allow the water to boil and cook off and the bacon to become crispy. Remove the bacon and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess grease. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces. Leave about 1 Tbsp of bacon fat in the pan.
step 6
Add the Sage Leaves (15), Shallots (2), and Garlic (3 cloves) to the same pan with the remaining bacon fat. Sauté them over medium heat until they become translucent and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
step 7
Once fragrant, add in the Dry White Wine (1/2 cup) and allow to deglaze, then stir in the Half and Half (1 cup) and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
step 8
Add the roasted butternut squash to the skillet and gently stir to combine with the sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to heat through.
step 9
Add the cooked penne pasta and diced bacon to the skillet, adding a Tbsp of reserved pasta water at a time, and toss together the sauce until a silky, creamy sauce is formed.
step 10
Remove the skillet from the heat and grate the Parmesan Cheese (1/3 cup) over the pasta. Toss again to combine and allow the residual heat to melt the cheese.
step 11
Season with Salt (to taste). Divide the butternut squash pasta into serving bowls and garnish with some more sage leaves and grated parmesan. Serve immediately and enjoy!
step 11 Season with Salt (to taste). Divide the butternut squash pasta into serving bowls and garnish with some more sage leaves and grated parmesan. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Fall
Pasta
Italian
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