Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Indulge in the comforting flavors of the season with this Creamy Butternut Squash recipe. Made with our exclusive Signature RESERVE™ pasta, seasonal squash and flavorful herbs, this dish is perfect to enjoy as the main entrée during holiday season weeknights.



45 mins

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  • 4 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 tablespoons Signature RESERVE™ extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 16 ounces Signature RESERVE™ penne pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cup Lucerne® heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups fontina cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Primo Taglio® Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

Optional Garnish

  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Place squash on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Toss to coat with oil and spread squash in an even single layer. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast in oven for 25 minutes, or until caramelized and fork-tender.

Step 2

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Return pasta to stove-top over low heat. Stir to combine pasta with reserved pasta water, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, garlic, whipping cream, and fontina cheese. Continue stirring until cheese is melted and pasta is evenly coated in the cheese sauce.

Step 3

Place pasta in a serving dish and top with butternut squash, remaining pepper, and pine nuts. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and top shaved parmesan. Garnish with fresh mint and parsley if desired. Serve.

Step 4 :: Helpful Hints

Use a vegetable peeler to easily shave slices from the side of the Parmigiano-Reggiano wedge.

Step 5 :: Helpful Hints

Provolone, gouda or gruyere cheese are all great substitutes for the fontina cheese in this recipe.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.