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Butternut Squash Pasta

Author Crystal


  • 1 large butternut squash peeled and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ pound Barilla® medium pasta shells
  • 1 container 5.2 ounces Boursin
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • ¼ cup blanched hazelnuts toasted and chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grate about half of the squash until you have 5 cups cut remaining squash into ½-inch cubes (about 4 cups). On a rimmed baking sheet, toss squash cubes with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer and roast until tender and browned, about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 ½ cups pasta water. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and shredded squash; cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized in spots, 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender with reserved pasta water and half of cheese; blend until smooth.
  • Return blended sauce to skillet; stir in pasta and roasted squash. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, topped with arugula, hazelnuts, small dollops of remaining cheese, and a drizzle of oil.