Baked Pasta w/ Butternut Squash Ricotta Sauce (Recipe)

March 22, 2022

Baked Pasta w/ Butternut Squash Ricotta Sauce (Recipe)


✅ 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for greasing baking dish (Use Kasandrinos *FREE Bottle**)

✅ 2 cloves of garlic quartered

✅ 1 ⅓ lb. (600 g) butternut squash peeled and cut in 1 inch (2 cm) cubes

✅ 8 oz (250 g) ricotta cheese

✅ 6 oz (160 g) whole wheat penne or whole wheat rigatoni

✅ ⅓ cup grated parmesan or pecorino (can also include shavings)
✅ Coarse sea salt to taste

✅ pepper to taste


1️⃣ In a large pan add 1 tbsp olive oil and sauté the garlic for a minute. Add the chopped butternut squash, a pinch of salt, cover and continue heating on low heat until soft and pierceable with a fork, 15-20 minutes.

2️⃣ Empty the squash and garlic in a bowl and smash with a fork,add the ricotta, a pinch of salt and mix well. Place back in the pan.

3️⃣ In the meantime, boil the pasta al dente, save some of the pasta water.

4️⃣ Preheat oven at 400 F (200 C) and grease a baking dish with olive oil.

5️⃣ Once pasta is ready, empty the pasta in the squash-ricotta mixture with about 2-3 tablespoons pasta water and heat for a few minutes stirring well. Sprinkle with half of the grated cheese or shavings. Add fresh ground pepper and another pinch of salt for taste and mix again.

6️⃣ Empty the pasta- butternut squash mix in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake for 10 minutes.

7️⃣ Serve immediately with some fresh ground pepper.


Servings : 2
Ready in : 30 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean

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