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Butternut Squash Cream Fussilli Pasta

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
cups cooked butternut squash, cut into cubes (can be substituted for one can of pureed pumpkin)
1
(8 ozs) package cream cheese
1
cup fresh cream
6
cups fussilli (twisted) pasta
2
cups grated cheese (combination of fontana, mozzarella, asiago and parmesan cheese.)
1/2
cup crushed crackers
Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

To cook the squash, roast it in the oven to preserve all the nutrients.

During the fall, you'll find all sorts of delicious squash and pumpkins; the one I like best is butternut squash. It's a very sabrosa and versatile ingredient, great for combining with other dishes and, best of all, it's very easy to prepare. Today's recipe is a new variation of macaroni and cheese that you can prepare for your kids–it keeps the classic pasta and cheese, but introduces a butternut squash cream into the mix. Let's cook!

You can use elbow or other pasta shapes as you prefer.

Directions

  • 1 Start by adding the pasta to boiling water with a pinch of salt. Boil for a few minutes without letting the pasta overcook or get soggy.
  • 2 To make the butternut cream, combine the cooked squash, cream cheese and fresh cream in a food processor or blender. Blend until all the ingredients form a consistent sauce, then season with salt and pepper.
  • 3 Next, combine the cooked pasta with the prepared butternut cream and transfer to a glass baking dish. Sprinkle the grated cheese, then the crushed crackers on top. Bake at 420°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until the pasta begins to brown on top.
  • 4 Serve hot and accompany with a rica green salad.

During the fall, you'll find all sorts of delicious squash and pumpkins; the one I like best is butternut squash. It's a very sabrosa and versatile ingredient, great for combining with other dishes and, best of all, it's very easy to prepare. Today's recipe is a new variation of macaroni and cheese that you can prepare for your kids–it keeps the classic pasta and cheese, but introduces a butternut squash cream into the mix. Let's cook!

Rate and Comment

Adriana Martin Adriana Martin
September 28, 2015

During the fall, you'll find all sorts of delicious squash and pumpkins; the one I like best is butternut squash. It's a very sabrosa and versatile ingredient, great for combining with other dishes and, best of all, it's very easy to prepare. Today's recipe is a new variation of macaroni and cheese that you can prepare for your kids–it keeps the classic pasta and cheese, but introduces a butternut squash cream into the mix. Let's cook!