Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 01:30 pm
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This butternut squash angel hair pasta is a delicious and easy dinner recipe that is perfect for fall cooking. Pair it with a glass of chardonnay for a light fall meal.
Like many people, fall food is my favorite. I love all the rich flavors, hearty soups, and decadent desserts. But I can’t eat that way all the time, so I have a few recipes that I always come back to that have the flavors of fall but aren’t heavy at all. This simple butternut squash pasta with blue cheese and bacon is one of them.
Butternut squash is such a quintessential fall flavor, but paired with the light Barilla Angel Hair Pasta and bright blue cheese, it really works as a light but wholesome fall dinner. I’ve always cooked with Barilla pasta, which brings an authentically Italian taste to our table. Their sauces are delicious, too!
Add a glass of Clos du Bois Chardonnay, which pairs particularly nicely with light pasta dishes like this one, and it can’t be beat!
The recipe is very easy to put together, so it’s great for busy moms (as is a glass of wine, am I right?). It also holds up pretty well — I often make it during naptime and then reheat and serve for dinner later (add the blue cheese and green onions after reheating). If you can find it, you can buy your butternut squash pre-chopped.
Butternut Squash Pasta with Blue Cheese and Bacon
- 8 ounces Barilla Angel Hair Pasta
- 3 slices bacon chopped
- 3 cups butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 shallot minced
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
- green onions sliced for garnish
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add Barilla Angel Hair Pasta and cook for four minutes. Drain and return to pot. Drizzle with olive oil, mixing to to prevent sticking.
- Cook the chopped bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate, leaving drippings in the pan.
- Add the butter and butternut squash to the pan. Cook for 8 minutes or until tender. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for another minute or until fragrant.
- Combine the pasta, the squash, and the bacon in a large bowl. Top with blue cheese and sliced green onions.
Cheers! Let me know if you make this delicious recipe and what you think about it. It’s one of our family’s favorites. And for the grown-ups in our house, Clos du Bois is one of our favorite wines — this chardonnay is fruit-forward and well balanced. I also love their cabernet and often drink it with heavier dishes.