May 26 2010

Recipe: Skillet Squash Pasta

Published by at 6:34 pm under Pork,Recipes

My second recipe in this series is a delectable dish featuring one of my favorites, Butternut squash!Butternut squash

SKILLET SQUASH PASTA

What you need:

  • 2  thick bacon slices, diced
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium butternut squal, seeded, peeled and diced (3 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 large green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (16-oz.) pkg. fettuccine
  • 4 oz. finely shredded parmesan cheese

What you need to do:

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and browned.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.  Reserve 1 tabelspoon of the drippings in skillet.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to skillet and place over medium heat.  Add squash; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Stir in broth, green onions and reserved bacon.  reduce heat to medium-low; cook 12-15 minutes or until squash is JUST tender.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta al dente according to package directions; drain.  Place pasta in a large serving bowl.  Add squash minture, remaining 1/4 cup oil, and salt and pepper to taste; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately and top with Parmesan.

Serves about 6.

This is a great side dish to add to those steaks you make on the barbie.

Enjoy!

See you tomorrow with recipe #3!!

As always, if you have any suggestions or comments please write in! We love to hear from fellow foodies.

xo

Food Diva

Creative Commons License photo credit: levork

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