Meatless Monday: Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

MEATLESS MONDAY! Last time I visited New York City I stopped by Eataly and grabbed a bag of  my favorite Pappardelle. For some reason I have a really hard time finding this pasta near my home so every time I can I’ll stop by there and pick up a bag. These long pasta ribbons are perfect for this roasted butternut squash & sage sauce on this cool December Meatless Monday…

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
1 lb Garofalo Pappardelle
2 lbs butternut squash
extra virgin olive oil
butter
salt & pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
20 sage leaves
1/2 cup light cream
1 cup pasta cooking broth (reserved)
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a very sharp knife, slice the butternut squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. Brush with some olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Place squash face-down on a greased baking sheet. Roast in hot oven 30-45 minutes or until butternut squash can be pierced easily with a fork and is nicely browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

In the meantime, prepare the Pappardelle noodles as package directs; reserve 1 cup pasta broth.

In a medium sauce pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Add the garlic and the sage leaves and sauté a few minutes until sage leaves are just-crispy.

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Remove the sage leaves to a dish. Scoop out the roasted butternut squash flesh and place in the sauce pot with the garlic. Combine all the flavors then scoop into a food processor. Pour in the reserved cooked pasta broth and process until smooth.

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Place the processed squash back into the saucepot. Stir in the light cream and toss in the crispy sage.

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Place the Pappardelle in some bowls and top with the Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce. Sprinkle a few slices of sage on top. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Enjoy this rich and flavorful meatless meal!

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

This recipe has been shared on Tell ‘Em Tuesday – go check it out along with many other great recipes and ideas!

Enjoy!

Linda~

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