Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Spaghetti in Butternut Squash Sauce !


Hello All,

I am back with my fav dish... pasta.. and in a healthy butternut squash sauce. The sweetness of squash combined with onion and garlic lends a wonderful flavour to the pasta. Its creamy in texture and goes well with spaghetti and linguine type pasta. 




INGREDIENTS

75 gms spaghetti pasta (or any shape of your choice)
lot of water to boil pasta
salt

100 gms butternut squash
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
2 tbsp cream
2 chillis or chilli flakes (optional)
salt
1/2 crushed pepper
1 tsp drird herbs
chopped parsley to garnish
Grated PArmesan or Pecorino

STEPS
  • Boil the pasta in salted water until aldente. Once done drain the water and keep aside.


  • Heat a pan and add olive oil, then add the onions and garlic and saute on medium to high heat.


  • Once the onions and garlic are well sauted , add the butternut squash cubes and saute them well.
  • You can sprinkle some water if you feel they are getting burnt. The squash should get cooked well and become soft. Turn off stove.


  • Cool the mixture and grind it to a smooth paste with salt as needed.
  • Add little oil to pan and add the chopped chillis.
  • Pour the sauce back in the pan and add crushed pepper and dried herbs.



  • Add 2 tbsp of cream and give a mix . Adding cream is optional as the squash sauce itself is creamy.
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss it well so that the the sauce is coated well.


Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan.







Simple , healthy and yummy pasta. Give a try and leave your  comments.

With Love,

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