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You guys! I made us pasta out of butternut squash!!
Yes. I did, I did!!
How cool is that? I mean, I know we all know about zucchini noodles, but this is my first time making butternut squash noodles, and I’m pretty pumped about it!! Butternut squash has honestly been one of my favorite vegetables since I first discovered it as a preteen… and I’ve loved it ever since! So clearly making pasta from butternut squash (and then tossing it together with REAL pasta) was a no brainer for me.
Loved every single bite of this meal, it is so good… and the perfect, quick and easy Monday meal. I mean, at least I think so! 🙂
If you guys read yesterday’s post than you read one, all about the baby goats, two, about that fact that it was freezing and snowing here on Friday & Saturday (luckily Sunday was much warmer and so beautiful!), and three, you also learned about all the fall things I am currently obsessed with! Man, realizing I jammed a lot into that post, it was a fun one! I spent a good part of the weekend working on cookbook edits and trying to get ahead so I will be all ready to go for our upcoming trip to Harry Potter World (we leave on Saturday!).
I was even able to squeeze in a little time outside and hang with my mom for a bit. Oh, and I maybe squeezed in a little Target shopping with Asher too! Cause I mean, that’s what weekends are for! 🙂
So what did you guys do? Anything fall related… maybe some apple or pumpkin picking? How about baking anything fun?
As much as I love a giant bowl of buttery noodles (my mom taught me well), I think I love this bowl even more, and for obvious reasons.
…butternut squash noodles. I didn’t even know it was possible to love butternut squash more than I already do, but turning it into PASTA and tossing it with BROWNED BUTTER. Yup. love it.
…browned butter. no explanation needed. you guys are going to be seeing a lot of this in the next month. sorry not sorry.
…creamy goat cheese. You know I’m crazy for all things goat milk + cheese, so goat cheese was a must, and that giant wedge you see in these photos… it is perfection on top of this bowl of pasta.
…toasted, buttery breadcrumbs. adds a nice little crunch atop most pasta dishes. yum.
…oregano. typically this time of year I am all about using sage, but I was really feeling the oregano with this one. it’s the perfect pairing.
See? Obvious reasons.
Also, I feel it is worth noting, that start to finish this pasta dish takes about a total of thirty minutes to make. The spiralizer makes really quick work of cutting through that tough butternut squash. And since we’re creating such thin strips, cooking is FAST. What’s also kind of awesome about this dish? It’s rocking pretty minimal and simple ingredients. I’m talking butternut squash, olive oil, salt + pepper, butter, angel hair pasta, oregano, bread, goat cheese + parmesan.
I know it’s not five ingredients, but it’s ten (or under if you ditch the prosciutto)!! Still pretty good right?
If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can simply cube the butternut squash, roast, and then toss with the pasta as directed. Still the same flavors, just a little different in texture.
Okok, before I go, I just want to remind you guys about my Staub giveaway going on right now on Instagram. If you haven’t entered yet, please do so ASAP. I’ll be picking a winner and direct messaging them on Instagram tonight. If you’re dying for one of these cute Pumpkin Cocottes, enter the giveaway now! ?
Once you’ve finished move on to making this delicious bowl of butternut squash pasta for dinner…or lunch? Oh man, I totally wish I had leftovers of this for lunch…might need to make that happen.
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Do you think this would work just as well if I used spaghetti squash and omitted the regular pasta altogether?
Yes I think that would still be a delightful swap. Let us know how it turns out! X Kelly
Ok, I admitt it, I’m late in the game, but just wanted you to know we tried this recipe and it was nothing short of AMAZING!
My new comfort food!
AND BONUS, got me a Paderno spiralizer just for this recipe!
Thank you so much Anne! I am so glad you loved this recipe!!
This was delicious!!! Thinking I might try the whole thing with the (pre-purchased) spiraled pasta. YUM
So glad you enjoyed this! I hope you love it with the spiraled pasta too! Thank you Jill!