Roasted Butternut Squash& Wilted Arugula Spaghetti

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

Welcome the fall with Roasted Butternut Squash!

The sage, maple, and squash really complement each other. I think this is a meal you will enjoy. My boys had seconds (and thirds).


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

ROASTED SQUASH

1
whole butternut squash
olive oil for rubbing squash
brown sugar for rubbing squash
1 c
water for pan

SAUCE

1/2 stick
butter
water reserved from roasting pan
3/4 c
milk or cream
1/4 c
white wine
1/2 c
maple syrup
cubed squash
handful of arugula
1 pinch
cayenne
1 tsp
sage (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

PASTA

2 box
vegetable spaghetti
1 Tbsp
oil
1 Tbsp
salt
water for boiling

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut your butternut squash into quarters. (reserve seeds for next year's planting)
2
Rub with oil and place skin down in a square Pyrex baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and pour in the water to the bottom of pan.
3
Bake at 400 until squash is fork tender.
4
Reserve water for sauce. Allow squash to cool until easy to handle.
5
Cut off skin. Then cube into decent size cubes.
6
In a saucepan, place butter and squash. Cook until butter is melted on med high.
7
Add maple, wine, and reserved roasting water. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
8
Lower heat to low medium and add milk and seasonings. Cover and stir occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes.
9
Take almost all of the liquid and half of the squash and arugula and puree in the food processor. Pour back into pan and mix well. Continue to cook on low while you prepare your pasta.
10
At this time, boil your pasta. When al dente, drain and optionally toss with olive oil and parmesan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes, Roasts
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy