Butternut squash pasta recipe

RECIPE OVERVIEW

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Serves: 4 people

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Method

  1. Peel and chop the butternut squash or sweet potato into very small pieces or use SuperValu Diced Butternut Squash to save time.
  2. Cut the courgette into bite-size pieces. Chop the basil leaves.
  3. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet. Steam the squash until cooked through, should take 5-10 minutes.
  4. Fry the courgette in a large frying pan over medium heat (add ½ tablespoon of oil and cook the courgette until they get a little charred).
  5. Remove from the heat and set aside until your sauce is ready to serve.
  6. Drain the cooked pasta, ensuring to keep the pasta water. Blend the cooked squash with 225ml of the pasta water and the four tablespoons of oil, salt and garlic for a nice creamy sauce.
  7. Add more pasta water as required, a little at a time until you reach the right texture.
  8. Mix the sauce and pasta and adjust the seasoning to your taste by adding more salt or lemon juice.
  9. Garnish
    with the cooked courgette and the chopped basil.

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