Pasta with butternut squash

Pasta with butternut squash is perfect for those slightly cooler days, with the comfort of added cream and the warmth of red chillies
Pasta with butternut squash
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 200 g butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 350 g pasta, such as conchiglie
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 150 ml single cream
  • 25 g parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the squash in a little oil, season it well with salt and pepper, and roast for about 30 minutes, or until soft. Remove it from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente, drain it and return to the pan. In a frying pan, gently fry the garlic, chilli, and sage in a little oil for 23 minutes. Once the butternut squash has cooled slightly, put it into a blender or food processor. Add the cream, parmesan, garlic, chilli, sage leaves, plenty of pepper, and a little salt. Blend it all to a coarse purée, adding 12 tablespoons water if it looks too thick.

3. Put the butternut mixture into the pasta pan and mix well, allowing the sauce to coat the pasta. Serve with plenty of parmesan.

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