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A warm and comforting bowl of fall pasta: pan roasted honeynut squash creamy garlicky noodles. #pasta #dinner #recipe #garlic #honeynutsquash #honeynut #squ
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5 from 2 votes

Pan-Roasted Honeynut Squash with Creamy Garlicky Pasta

A warm and comforting pasta dish with all the flavors of fall, including honeynut squash
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: noodles, pasta, squash, vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1-2 small honeynut squash cut into thick matchsticks
  • 2 tbsp olive or neutral oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 ounces dried pasta of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups leafy greens chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 3/4 cup finely grated parmesan

Instructions

  • Heat up the oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Add the honeynut cubes in a single layer and sear, stirring once or twice, for 5 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and cook until fork-tender, about 5-6 minutes, stirring as needed. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta 2 minutes shy of al dente in a large pot of salted water. Reserve 3/4 cups water and drain.
    Pan-Roasted Honeynut Squash with Creamy Garlicky Pasta
  • When the squash is done cooking, scoop the squash out of the pan and set aside. Add the cream and garlic to the same pan over medium heat and simmer until slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes.
    Pan-Roasted Honeynut Squash with Creamy Garlicky Pasta
  • Add the pasta and 1/2 cup pasta water to the sauce and bring to a boil, cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente and the sauce coats the pasta, about 2 minutes. Add more pasta water if the sauce starts to get too thick.
    Pan-Roasted Honeynut Squash with Creamy Garlicky Pasta
  • Stir in the greens until wilted, then turn the heat down and stir in the cheese until melted.
    Pan-Roasted Honeynut Squash with Creamy Garlicky Pasta
  • Add the honeynut squash, season with salt and pepper and enjoy immediately!
    Pan-Roasted Honeynut Squash with Creamy Garlicky Pasta