Thursday, November 15, 2012

butternut squash fettuccine



oh my heavens, this pasta is so delicious and creamy... without using any cream! this is a quick weeknight dish that still feels like something super special.

here's what you'll need:
8 oz. fettuccine
1/2 cup butternut squash puree
1 tblspn butter
2 shallots, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus a little more for serving
4 sage leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water for the sauce.

while the pasta is cooking, heat the butter in a pan over medium heat. add the shallots and cook for about 4-5 minutes. add garlic and cook for one more minute.

add the drained pasta to the pan with the shallots and garlic. add butternut squash, parmesan, pepper, and sage and stir to combine. add reserved pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce. serve in bowls and sprinkle a bit more parmesan as desired.

this is a super simple, healthy dish that will just make you happy. enjoy! xx

9 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I actually have been wanting to try a sauce like this on pasta..I thought either pumpkin or squash. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. i'm home sick today, and actually made a pumpkin version of this for myself for lunch! i sprinkled with just a dash of cinnamon. it was divine :)

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  2. I love this idea. I have been craving ravioli filled with butternut squash and ricotta, but I think I'll be trying this one out sooner!

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    1. that ravioli sounds AMAZING! hope you do try this out, it takes about 10 minutes to make and is super delish!

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  3. It must be fettuccine season! LOL. This looks delicious.

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    1. i just wish i had your fresh to use!! :)

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  5. I just got a butternut squash in my biweekly CSA box. This looks like a wonderful way to use it up!

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    1. it would be perfect! thanks for visiting! :)

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