We were terrified of kale before making this – it's usually so bitter and slimy! But when we were challenged to highlight kale in a cooking demo at the farmers market, we knew it was time to get over ourselves. This ended up being one of our most successful demos ever. This pasta is colorful and vibrant, creamy and flavorful but also light and healthy. Perfect for the summer. —Fig Test Kitchen
small peeled butternut squash (approx. 6 pounds) (you will have extra when the recipe is done – save it for salads or sides.... or just make more pasta!
coarsely ground black pepper
penne, fusilli, or another favorite pasta
scallions, red spring onions or a combination, chopped