Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

 

  • -½ roasted squash bulb, peeled and roughly chopped
  • -1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • -1 small onion, diced
  • -1½ cups organic arugula, washed and patted dry
  • -1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • -¾ teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
  • -1 teaspoon salt, plus a couple pinches to sauté the onion and arugula
  • -¼ teaspoon pepper, plus another pinch to sauté the arugula
  • -1 lb small, whole-wheat pasta, cooked and drained (I used this gobetti shape by Bionature)
  • -½ cup reserved cooking liquid from the pasta
  • -Olive oil, shaved parmesan or romano cheese and red pepper flakes, to taste

 

1. Over medium heat, sauté the onions, garlic and red pepper flakes with a pinch of salt for 6 minutes or until the onions are golden. Stir occasionally.

2. Add the arugula, another pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

3. To a large food processor, add the ricotta, squash, onion-arugula mixture, salt and pepper. Process on high for 1 minute or until it is smooth.

4. With the food processor running on high, add the reserved water from the cooked pasta, ¼ cup at a time, until your desired consistency is reached. Taste, and adjust seasonings.

Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta, mix and top with grated parmesan or romano cheese and enjoy.

 

Happy Cooking!

 

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