Butternut Squash Pasta

Make sure to check out the video below!

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 medium sized butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (skin on)
  • 1 lb. of spaghetti
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbs. heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (more for garnish)
  • Reserve 1/4 cup cooked pasta water

Process:

  1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with some aluminum foil.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine butternut squash, chili powder, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, dried basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix well and toss in a single layer onto your baking sheet.
  3. Using the remaining mixture in the bowl toss in your garlic cloves and coat them in the remainder of the mixture. Place on the baking sheet with the butternut squash.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes tossing once midway through.
  5. In the meantime cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup cooked pasta water.
  6. Once the squash is cooked all the way through remove the baking sheet from the oven. Remove the skin off the garlic and throw it into a food processor. Also add in the cooked squash and the oil drippings.
  7. Add in heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and pasta water. Blend until everything is smooth and combined. Add the mixture to the cooked pasta and mix well.
  8. Plate, garnish with extra red pepper flakes, and ENJOY!

 

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