Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Easy (2874)      Dinner (2272)      Family (1523)      Vegetarian (1517)     


Pasta bake, easy, different, butternut squash


A pasta bake doesn't just have to involve a tomato sauce. This bake is based on butternut squash for a rich and unusual base to smother the pasta.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 generous servings

Ingredients
220g butternut squash
130g penne pasta (or your pasta of choice but best to be quite chunky)
2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
2 crushed garlic cloves
80g grated gruyere cheese
150ml water
Rocket to serve

Method
Preheat the oven to 200c fan.
Peel and dice the butternut squash and then drizzle with a little oil and roast in the oven for 15 minutes until tender.
Cook the pasta until al dente.
Fry the onion and garlic until soft.
Combine the roasted butternut squash, onions, garlic, 65g of the cheese and the water together and then blitz with a stick blender.



Pasta bake, easy, different, butternut squash




Pasta bake, easy, different, butternut squash


Stir the sauce through the pasta and place in a square gratin dish (approx. 20cm).



Pasta bake, easy, different, butternut squash


Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.


Categories
#Dinner
#Easy
#Vegetarian
#Family
 
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