Penne with Squash Pesto

September 28, 2016
Penne with Squash Pesto

Author Notes: Think of it as pesto, but with squash instead of basil, etc.stephen

Serves: 4-6


  • 1/3 cup acorn(or any other) pre-coocked squash puree
  • 4 tablespoons melted or very soft butter
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups penne(or any other pasta)
  • salt & pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Cook pasta according to package to desired doneness.
  2. Drain pasta saving cooking water.
  3. Combine pasta, butter, squash and cheese in the pot you cooked the pasta in.
  4. Toss over low heat to combine.
  5. Keep tossing and add enough reserved cooking water to get a silky but not too runny sauce.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with additional cheese grated and pepper over the top.

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