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Butternut Squash Pasta
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Butternut Squash Pasta

Easy Butternut Squash Pasta recipe has a creamy butternut squash pasta sauce mixed with crispy bacon, penne, and baked with melty mozzarella cheese on top.
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Mama Gourmand
Melissa is a recipe developer, photographer, and cookbook author who lives in northern Indiana, outside of Chicago, with her husband and four children. She began her food blog, MamaGourmand, in late 2015 at the insistence of her sister to share her passion for cooking, writing, and photography.
https://www.mamagourmand.com/
Easy Butternut Squash Pasta recipe has a creamy butternut squash pasta sauce mixed with crispy bacon, penne, and baked with melty mozzarella cheese on top.
1HR 5MINS
Total Time
$1.42
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Bacon
4 slices
Bacon, chopped
Yellow Onion
1
Yellow Onion, chopped, Small
Dried Thyme
1/2 tsp
Dried Thyme
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Butternut Squash
1
5 cups
Butternut Squash, peeled
cubed into 1-inch pieces
Salt
3/4 tsp
Chicken Broth
1 cup
Chicken Broth
Penne Pasta
12 oz
Penne Pasta
or Gluten Free Penne
Half and Half
1 1/4 cups
Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup
Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
482
Fat
16.1 g
Protein
19.7 g
Carbs
65.0 g
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Mama Gourmand
Melissa is a recipe developer, photographer, and cookbook author who lives in northern Indiana, outside of Chicago, with her husband and four children. She began her food blog, MamaGourmand, in late 2015 at the insistence of her sister to share her passion for cooking, writing, and photography.
https://www.mamagourmand.com/
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step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta.
step 2
Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the Bacon (4 slices) and cook about 3 minutes, or until about halfway cooked. Add Yellow Onion (1) and continue cooking until bacon is crisp and onions are soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes longer. Add Garlic (2 cloves) and sauté 30 seconds longer.
step 2 Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the Bacon (4 slices) and cook about 3 minutes, or until about halfway cooked. Add Yellow Onion (1) and continue cooking until bacon is crisp and onions are soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes longer. Add Garlic (2 cloves) and sauté 30 seconds longer.
step 3
Add the Dried Thyme (1/2 tsp), Butternut Squash (1) and Salt (3/4 tsp). Stir to combine and coat squash in bacon drippings. Slowly pour in Chicken Broth (1 cup), scraping the bottom of pan with a silicone spoon to loosen all the browned bits. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
step 3 Add the Dried Thyme (1/2 tsp), Butternut Squash (1) and Salt (3/4 tsp). Stir to combine and coat squash in bacon drippings. Slowly pour in Chicken Broth (1 cup), scraping the bottom of pan with a silicone spoon to loosen all the browned bits. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
step 4
While squash is cooking, add Penne Pasta (12 oz) to boiling water and cook according to the directions for al dente. If you are using gluten free pasta, cook it 5 minutes less than the package calls for al dente. It should be firm and a little crunchy. Drain and set aside.
step 5
Add the Half and Half (1 1/4 cups) and Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) to the squash mixture and stir. Add the cooked penne and gently stir to combine butternut squash sauce with pasta. If you aren't using an ovenproof skillet, transfer pasta with sauce to a greased baking dish. Top pasta with Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1 cup).
step 5 Add the Half and Half (1 1/4 cups) and Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) to the squash mixture and stir. Add the cooked penne and gently stir to combine butternut squash sauce with pasta. If you aren't using an ovenproof skillet, transfer pasta with sauce to a greased baking dish. Top pasta with Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1 cup).
step 6
Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until the butternut squash sauce is bubbling.
step 7
Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
step 7 Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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American
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Pasta
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