Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Apples, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese

by admin on October 9, 2012

good morning!

I meant to share this recipe on Saturday morning but I typed the majority of it up and then left to go to my friends house so its been put off until this morning

delicious roasted butternut squash. I cut a butternut squash in half, scooped out the seeds, brushed with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, face down on a baking sheet for 50 minutes at 400 degrees F. perfection.

last fall I made my creamy butternut squash pasta  which is very delicious, but I think this version definitely has that one beat

While the butternut squash was roasting in the oven (which will make your house smell AMAZING by the way) I started melting 1 tbsp of butter in a medium non stick pan over medium high heat

Then to the pan I added 1 sliced onion and 2 cloves minced garlic

cook the onions and garlic over med-high heat, stirring frequently until the onions start to brown and caramelize (YUM)

after about 4 minutes, add in 1 sliced apple (or you could chop the apple up I was just feeling lazy :) )

continue to cook over medium high heat for another 4 minutes, stirring frequently

next add in the spices: 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tbsp pepper, 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

turn the heat to medium low and cook for 5 more minutes until the onions and apples are nice and caramelized

In a large mixing bowl add in 1/2 cup plain hummus, 5 oz goat cheese, 4-5 cups roasted butternut squash, and the apple and onion mixture

and mix all together to combine into a delicious mush

now you could just stop here and serve this as a side dish for thanksgiving (which I plan on doing this year because this stuff is freaking AMAZING) but I took it to the next level and added in 3/4 of a pound cooked pasta and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

stir all together and serve warm

the best dish I’ve ever made.

 

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Please please PLEASE make this

I am telling you it is so delicious and so fall-like it makes you want to curl up on the couch next to a fireplace (which we don’t have in our town house but we have a nice big candle as a substitute) and eat a nice big bowl of this pasta

time to go do some blog work and maybe some school work

I hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie