Autumn Squash Cheesy Pasta

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We love to play around with pasta. We have quite a few quick pasta recipes on hand for when we are really exhausted; here’s our newest one!

There are times when we want something warm, cheesy and comforting. Along with our blog, Tinsley juggles two jobs. After a long day or a long week, many people resort to drive-thru meals, because the last thing they want to do is go home and cook. We on the other hand, find cooking relaxing. We really love to be in the kitchen, no matter how tried we are. However, on those days when we are exhausted, we like to get in and get out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less, and nothing is quicker (or cheaper) than pasta.

Ingredients:Autumn Squash Cheesy Pasta

  • ½ lbs medium egg noodles
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • red pepper flakes, just a pinch
  • 1 shallot – finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small squash – thinly sliced length wise with a mandolin, making squash ribbons
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

Autumn Squash Cheesy PastaBring a large pot of water to a boil. Liberally season the water with salt and add the egg noodles to the pot. To a small pot, add butter and melt over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil (the olive oil will prevent the butter from burning). Add shallot and garlic to the butter, and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the veggies become tender and the garlic starts to slightly brown. Use a spider (kitchen tool) to remove the cooked pasta, set aside. Gently add squash ribbons to the pasta and cook for 1-2 minutes until the squash is tender. Using the spider, remove the squash and set aside, reserve two ladles or a ¼ cup of the starchy pasta water. To a large prep bowl, add egg noodles and squash ribbons. Add one ladle of your reserved pasta water to the melted butter mixture. Allow the flavors to combine over low heat for about a minute. Pour the butter mixture over your pasta and add the other ladle of cooking water. Gently toss together with tongs, adding a handful of your parmesan cheese. Spoon pasta into serving bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of extra cheese.

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1 Comment

  1. Kelly says:

    this looks yummyyyyy! :)

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