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Creamy Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sun Dried Tomato

Updated: Apr 22

Creamy and unique this dish is a delight with each bite. The combination of fall flavors gets a tangy pop from the sun-dried tomatoes, making it the perfect dish for cooking while we are going from summer to fall weather. Serve by twirling into a neat pile and topping with sliced chicken, fresh grated parmesan, and a sprinkle of the crushed walnuts. Enjoy!

Creamy Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sun Dried Tomato
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Makes 6 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour


*1 tablespoon olive oil

*2 cups of butternut squash, once baked

*6 cloves of garlic

*1 + 1/2 teaspoons of dried thyme

*2 tablespoons fresh rosemary

*Black pepper + salt

*1/2 cup ricotta cheese

*1 pound of chicken breast

*1 pound of spaghetti

*2 tablespoons butter

*1/2 teaspoon of dried sage powder

*1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

*1/3 cup grated parmesan

*1/4 cup crushed walnuts, toasted


*Preheat oven to 400F.

*Place a silicon liner on a baking sheet and rub olive oil, salt, and pepper, over the butternut squash, placing it skin side up on the pan with the garlic and 1 tablespoon of rosemary.

*Bake for around 50 minutes until squash is fork tender.

*Sprinkle salt and pepper over both sides of your chicken and let it sit for 10 minutes before sautéing in a pan over medium heat. Once cooked, set aside to rest for 10 minutes before slicing into strips.

*Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water, according to package instructions, until al dente. Set aside 1 cup of pasta water before draining.

*Combine 2 cups of butternut squash, 1/2 cup of pasta water, the roasted garlic and rosemary, and ricotta cheese in a blender. Puree until smooth.

*In a large skillet, add the butter, sage, sun dried tomatoes, and remaining tablespoon of rosemary. Heat until the butter is browning and then pour in the butternut puree and remaining 1/2 cup of the pasta water, stir until combined. Add in parmesan and stir until melted.

*Pour the pasta into the sauce and toss to combine. Add a bit more pasta water if the sauce is still too thick.

*Serve with extra grated parmesan and a sprinkle of crushed walnuts. Enjoy!


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