November 10, 2009

Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Last evening while I was going through stumbles, my friend Jessie of Simply Scrumptious had a post that was so similar to what I am going to tell you about today! Sometimes I really wonder if we aren't just "magically connected" to those we tune into on a regular basis! In any case, Jessie's words....great minds think alike!

When I visited my mom on Saturday, I left with a couple butternut squash. Yup. The first time I left with only two items in my hands. ;o) Of course, that meant I had to start searching for some recipes that included butternut squash!

I came across a Cooking Light recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta on myrecipes.com. The only ingredient I didn't have on hand was a shallot - so I just subbed some onion. This dish is so very yummy. So much so that Grumpy ate 3 servings for dinner that night....and then the next night he finished up what was leftover! I almost wanted to say to Grumpy "Do you know your just eating glorified mac & cheese?" lol. We all know how much he does not like homemade mac & cheese (egads that terrible boxed stuff is his favorite!). But, I didn't dare....else he might all of a sudden decide to not like it. ;o)

Thanks again to Cooking Light for coming through with another scrumptious dish that is not bad for you! If you love pasta, bacon, cheese and butternut squash, then this dish is a must try. CLICK HERE for the recipe!

This is going to be my submission to Presto Pasta Nights. Make sure to check out Chaya of Sweet & Savory Says It All for the round up! Yes. I really am back. It sure does feel good!

27 comments:

Mags said...

Shelby this looks fantastic. I just love butternut squash.

Mary Ann said...

I have made this and it really is fabulous! It looks wonderful. I gave the recipe to my sister and it is one of her favorites! Looks great!

Aggie said...

This sounds and looks heavenly!! I've only cooked with butternut squash a couple of times...never like this. I am drooling right now!

Dawn said...

shelby can't tell you how much I love butternut squash. I eat so much of it and love using it in pasta. haven't tried the bacon yet, but must after seeing this. LOL

Anne said...

Wow every part of this dish sounds wonderful. I'm cracking up over the boxed mac and cheese. My dad is the same way and won't eat the homemade stuff!

Barbara Bakes said...

Love that gorgeous picture! I want three servings too!

Rachel said...

A bowl of delicious cheesy goodness!

Jamie said...

That looks great Shelby. I've never had Butternut Squash. I wonder if I would like it. I may have to give this recipe a try.

Lynda said...

I could eat 3 servings of this yummy looking dish! I love butternut squash in anything!

CookiePie said...

Looks so delicious!!!

Fallon said...

That looks so good! I just made a Macaroni and Cheese dish that used pureed butternut squash! I need to get it on my blog soon. I love how versatile butternut squash is!

Christy said...

OMG-that looks soooo delicious!! I can't wait to try this!!

Ingrid said...

That photo did an incredible job at getting my taste buds hopping! Mmmmm, gonna have to grab some squash and bacon (all out!)!
~ingrid

Jessie said...

I love your version of mac and cheese! Looks really gooey and delicious.

Mac and Cheese will always be mac and cheese regardless what pasta shape you use :) Like Grumpy, Hurley had two helpings himself that night and then took the rest of it throughout the week for lunch at work.

Leslie said...

oh my goodness, this looks totally amazing. My kids are the same as grumpy..they like that nasty boxed stuff, which I refuse to make them!

teresa said...

this sounds so good, and healthy, right up my alley!

Helene said...

Oh my this is such a great meal. YUM!

Josie said...

That looks very good - I have a butternut squash on my counter looking for a good home, this may be it!

Katy ~ said...

This looks crazy good! Just send a nice ole big scoop my way, please!

Katrina said...

Just wanted to let you know that I saw this on your blog yesterday and made it for dinner last night! SOOO good. I loved it.
My husband doesn't like boxed or homemade mac-n-cheese. I thought he was going to be gone for dinner, but was here anyway. He ate some of this and liked it. (To get him to eat it, I told him it was just a pasta dish!) ;)

pigpigscorner said...

wow, definitely yummy! love all the ingredients!

Bellini Valli said...

I have a butternut squash sitting on the counter just waiting to be turned into something incredible...and this is it:D

Sweet and Savory said...

Butternut squash can be boring or exciting and you certainly made the latter. What a fantastic combination

Joanne said...

Glorified mac and cheese or not, this looks amazing! I ADORE butternut squash and have been eating it non-stop lately. I'll have to add this to my repertoire.

Kevin said...

Mac and cheese with roasted butternut squash and bacon sounds so good!

The Food Hunter said...

this looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Daniels said...

I love "Grown Up" Mac 'n Cheese dishes and this one takes the cake. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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