Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

I love butternut squash in any way, shape, or form.  This is a delicious salty-and-sweet dish that was a huge hit!  The pasta was creamy and the bacon added incredible flavor!

  • 3 cups (1-inch) cubed, peeled butternut squash
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Combine salt, pepper and rosemary.  Place squash on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with olive oil.  Sprinkle with the salt mixture.  Bake for 45 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

Cook bacon in a non-stick skillet until crisp.  Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 tsp. drippings in pan; crumble bacon.  Add onions to pan and saute until tender and golden, about 8-10 minutes.  Combine squash mixture, bacon and onion and set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well.

Combine flour, butter and 1/2 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Add provolone, stirring until cheese melts.  Add pasta to cheese mixture, tossing well to combine.

Spoon pasta mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray; top with squash mixture.  Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

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  1. I love butternut squash too, and of course bacon! This looks amazing Patti:@)

  2. This looks absolutely fantastic! Pinning this one. Thanks!

  3. Thank you!! A friend gave me tons of butternut squash and now i know what i am doing with some of it :)

  4. Nicely done! I've combined pumpkin and sausage with pasta before, but I like this one. Boy do I like it -- bacon, provolone, pasta. Everyone (but my waistline) loves it!

  5. Oh Patti this looks so delicious it is going on the list of to make soon, thanks for the recipe!

  6. Oh my gosh Patti this has to be the most delicious pasta and squash recipe I have ever laid eyes on. No kidding, I can almost taste it from way down here in Florida.

    Bookmarked this baby!

  7. Oh, this looks so good! I love squash and am always looking for new ways to use it in cooking, so thank you for sharing what looks like a tasty recipe!

  8. Oh my goodness Patti,
    This is a wonderful dish! The roasted butternut with the rosemary and the creamy pasta, I can't wait to make it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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