Butternut Squash Pasta with Blue Cheese and Bacon
A butternut squash pasta dish that is delicious and easy! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Tender squash, al dente noodles and savory bacon with the tang of blue cheese make this butternut pasta dish a crowd favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people
- 8 ounces Angel Hair Pasta
- 3 cups butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 3 slices bacon chopped
- ½ cup blue cheese crumbled
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 each shallot minced
- 2 each green onions for garnish
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt to taste
Prepare the pasta as directed on the box. Drain and return to the pot. Add olive oil and mix to prevent the noodles from sticking to each other.
In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate leaving the drippings in the pan.
Add butter to the pan and when melted add cubed butternut squash. Mix to coat and cook for 8 minutes or until the squash is fork-tender.
Add the shallot and garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute, careful not to burn the garlic.
Combine the pasta and squash mixture in a large bowl. Top with blue cheese and sliced green onions.
This dish pairs nicely with a chilled chardonnay.
SUBSTITUTION: If you are not a fan of blue cheese, substituting feta will also complement the squash lovely.
Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11468IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2mg