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BAKED PASTA WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND RICOTTA Recipe

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This recipe for BAKED PASTA WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND RICOTTA, by , is from Nellie to New and 8 In Between -- Our Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lorelei Battram
Added: Monday, November 24, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 sprays cooking spray
20 oz. butternut squash fresh, peeled and cubed
1/8 tsp table salt, for cooking pasta
12 oz. uncooked whole wheat pasta, penne
1 1/4 c fat free skim milk
2 T white all purpose flour
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper,
1 T thyme, fresh, chopped, divided
1/2 c part skim ricotta cheese
1/3 grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Coat a 2 1/2 to 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Place squash on prepared baking sheet; roast until tender, about 20 to 30 min. Place in large bowl and mash.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. After squash has been roasting for about 10 min., cook pasta according to package directions, drain and return to pot.
In a med saucepan, whisk together milk, flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over med-high heat, whisking frequently; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 min. Remove from heat; stir in mashed squash and 2 1/2 tsp of thyme. Add sauce to pasta; toss to mix and coat.
Transfer pasta mixture to prepared baking dish; dot with spoonfuls of ricotta and then sprinkle with parmesan and walnuts. Bake until top is lightly browned in a few spots, about 15 to 20 min.; renive from oven and sprinkle wisth remaining 1/2 tsp of thyme.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 min

 

 

 

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