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Butternut Squash Carbonara

Butternut Squash Carbonara

50 Min(s)
40 Min(s) Prep
10 Min(s) Cook
Adapt your favorite pasta dish for fall with this delicious Butternut Squash Carbonara recipe. Flavored with sour cream, bacon, Parmesan cheese and fresh sage leaves, this creamy butternut squash carbonara will keep you warm on chilly autumn nights.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/2 lb. fettuccine, uncooked
1/3 cup tightly packed fresh sage leaves
1 small onion, chopped
3 cups cut-up butternut squash (1 inch pieces)
2 cloves garlic, minced
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, adding bouillon granules to the boiling water along with the pasta instead of the salt. Drain pasta, reserving 1-1/2 cups of the pasta cooking water.
2
Cook bacon in medium skillet on medium heat 2 min., stirring frequently. Add sage; stir. Cook 3 min. or until bacon starts to turn crisp, stirring frequently. Remove bacon mixture from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. bacon drippings in skillet.
3
Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 2 min. or until crisp-tender. Add squash and garlic; cook 2 min., stirring frequently. Add reserved pasta cooking water; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 8 min. or until squash is crisp-tender.
4
Remove 1/2 cup of the squash mixture; reserve for later use. Spoon remaining squash mixture into food processor container. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan; process until smooth. Return squash purée to skillet; stir in sour cream. Add pasta; mix lightly. Cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
5
Top with reserved squash mixture, remaining Parmesan, bacon and sage.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Substitute 1/2 cup chopped cooked pancetta for the cut-up bacon slices.
Nutrition
Calories
410
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
15%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 810mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 59g
21%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 17g
34%
Vitamin A
230%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
15%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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