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Spaghetti With Butternut Squash and Parmesan Sauce

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“This recipe was adapted from skinnytaste.com. The photo looked so good, I had to make it. I tweaked it a bit and I didn't have leeks, so I used onion instead. But If you have leeks, I would suggest that you use them (I will next time). It was one of the most delicious pasta dishes I have ever eaten. Hope you like it too.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
4
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place butternut squash in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toss with 2 tbs. of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool slightly. Place in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Heat a large pot of salted water to boil for spaghetti. Cook according to package directions al dente. Reserve 3 cups of the starchy pasta water before draining.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a large deep saute pan over medium heat. Add 2 tbs. olive oil, and 2 tbs. butter. Add onions, cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally, add garlic cook for 1 minute. Add chicken bouillon cube, cook 1 more minute.
  6. Add blended butternut squash, Parmesan cheese, and freshly ground pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the pasta water one cup at a time, add one to three cups depending on how thick or thin you like your sauce (I added about 2 cups).
  7. Toss the drained pasta with the sauce. Mix well to combine.
  8. Top with extra Parmesan cheese if you like.

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