Bill's Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Bill's Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta
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Prep Time

< 30 minutes

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Total Time

< 45 minutes

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Servings

2

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Calories

1320

Per Serving

Ingredients

1 small butternut squash (3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1-½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and black pepper

8 ounces campanelle or farfalle pasta

¼ pound bacon or pancetta, diced

2 shallots, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

¾ cup whipping cream

2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

  • 1.
    Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 2.
    Toss squash with oil in medium bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, about 35 minutes or until squash are golden and tender.
  • 3.
    Meanwhile, bring large saucepan pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions until 1 minute before al dente. Drain.
  • 4.
    Brown bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate with slotted spoon. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet.
  • 5.
    In same skillet, add shallots and cook over medium heat about 7 minutes until softened.
  • 6.
    Add garlic; cook 2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in cream and cooked bacon. Simmer mixture 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 7.
    Stir in pasta, squash and cheese. Simmer until heated through and cheese is melted; remove from heat. Season with salt and black pepper; toss with parsley. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired, and additional black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving

Calories1320
Total Fat80g
Carbs115g
Protein43g
Trans Fat1g
Sodium1010mg
Sugar14g
Saturated Fat38g
Cholesterol180mg
Dietary Fiber5g