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Pasta With Butternut Squash

Pasta With Butternut Squash

Pasta With Butternut Squash

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin kisan canola cooking oil (30ml)
  • 1 pound butternut squash,
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (30g)
  • 1 small shallot, finely minced (about 1 ounce; 30g)
  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves,
  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon (15ml)
  • 1 pound small cupped, tubular, or ridged pasta such as orecchiette, penne, farfalle, or rotini (450g)
  • 1 ounce grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (30g)

Recipe Method: 

  • Heat olive oil in a large stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over high heat until very lightly smoking.
  • Immediately add squash, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring and tossing occasionally, until well-browned and squash is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add butter and shallots and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until butter is lightly browned and smells nutty, about 1 minute longer.
  • Add sage and stir to combine (sage should crackle and let off a great aroma). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine pasta with enough room temperature or hot water to cover by about 2 inches.
  • Season with salt. Set over high heat and bring to a boil while stirring frequently. Cook, stirring frequently,
  • until pasta is just shy of al dente, about 2 minutes less than the package directions. Drain pasta, reserving a couple cups of the starchy cooking liquid.
  • Add pasta to skillet with squash along with a splash of pasta water.
  • Bring to a simmer over high heat and cook until the pasta is perfectly al dente, stirring and tossing constantly and adding a splash of water as needed to keep the sauce loose and shiny.
  • Off heat, stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and texture with more pasta water as needed.
  • Serve immediately, topped with more cheese at the table.

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