De Ma Cuisine



September 2012



Browned Butter and Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

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Browned Butter and Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
Recipe Type: Pasta, Main, Dinner
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Cook time: 75 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Serves: 2-3
Roasted squash and garlic are paired with Gruyère and a bit of cream to make a delightful pasta.
  • 4 T cream
  • 4 T butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 butternut squash
  • 4-6 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 to 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1t balsamic vinegar
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 3/4 to 1 C pasta water
  • Gruyère, finely grated, for topping
  • 1/2 lb. fresh, homemade pasta
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Halve squash, scrape out seeds. Drizzle with olive oil. Place cut side down. Bake for 1 hour, or until flesh is soft. Let cool and scrape flesh from skin.
  2. Cut tips off garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap with foil. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool and squeeze pulp from skin.
  3. Over med-low heat, cook butter, with sage leaves, until it’s browned (I usually partially cover it because it tends to splatter a lot). Add squash and garlic, mash in with a fork. Add salt, pepper, vinegar, and cook over low heat for a few minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Cook pasta for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add pasta water to sauce, stir.
  6. Drain pasta, add to sauce, add cream; combine.
  7. Serve topped with Gruyère.


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