Pasta with butternut squash

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 2.99 / 5 (81 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
40 min

Pasta with butternut squash is perfect for those slightly cooler days, with the comfort of added cream and the warmth of red chillies


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the squash in a little oil, season it well with salt and pepper, and roast for about 30 minutes, or until soft. Remove it from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente, drain it and return to the pan. In a frying pan, gently fry the garlic, chilli, and sage in a little oil for 2–3 minutes. Once the butternut squash has cooled slightly, put it into a blender or food processor. Add the cream, parmesan, garlic, chilli, sage leaves, plenty of pepper, and a little salt. Blend it all to a coarse purée, adding 1–2 tablespoons water if it looks too thick.

3. Put the butternut mixture into the pasta pan and mix well, allowing the sauce to coat the pasta. Serve with plenty of parmesan.

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Latest Comment


Great recipe! I changed some of the ingredients a bit.

BluLad BluLad  Posted 12 May 2014 7:43 PM

The whole family enjoyed this recipe - I switched the cream for crème fraiche to make it a bit lighter and this worked well.

KathrynS36825 KathrynS36825  Posted 29 Oct 2013 7:37 PM