Butternut Squash and Arugula Pasta

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One of my favorite things about fall are all the different varieties of squash.Short, tall, round, flat, the colors, the sizes, the shapes are mesmerizing.

Growing up, my family ran a small produce market and I absolutely loved when we got in the first pumpkins of the season.

My sister, Deana and I would help arrange the vibrant, orange squash on hay stacks. We would carefully place heirloom Indian corn in between the pumpkins and then stand back and admire our work. We then spent the rest of the time running around the store and munching on treats.

Fast forward fifteen years, and I am no longer running around our store. I am in my kitchen with Hussein. The time spent in the store learning about the different fruits and vegetables we carried would sure come in handy.

Hussein and I love making homemade pasta. It is best made with a companion, as you need some extra hands to help crank it out.

We came about this recipe a few years ago at Sur La Table. On most days, we don’t have the time to make homemade pasta, so we made some modifications which make this recipe weeknight friendly!

The most time consuming aspect is peeling, cubing and roasting the butternut squash which takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish.

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Here is my recipe:

Butternut Squash and Arugula Pasta
Serves 6
A delicious pasta dish with beautiful, sweet, oven roasted butternut squash
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
370 calories
33 g
7 g
23 g
10 g
4 g
111 g
530 g
3 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
Calories from Fat 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 7mg
Sodium 530mg
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, cubed about 5 cups
  2. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  3. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  5. 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  1. 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles
  2. 6 cups fresh baby arugula
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  4. 3/4 cup chopped onion
  5. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  6. 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  7. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  8. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
For the butternut squash
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and fresh sage
  3. Spread onto a sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once, until squash is tender and golden. Set aside
  4. Cook pasta until al dente
  5. In a large pan, heat olive oil and add in garlic and onions. Mix in the arugula until wilted and stir in the cooked spaghetti noodles
  6. Add the butternut squash, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese
  7. Toss until all noodles are evenly coated
  8. Sprinkle on more Parmesan, if desired
  9. Place in serving dish and enjoy!
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