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Roasted Butternut Penne

 Roasted Butternut Penne
My bumper crop of winter squash inspired me to toss it into a rich, creamy pasta dish. The meatless main course blends restaurant elegance with home-cooked convenience.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 2 shallots, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place squash
  • and shallots in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until tender,
  • stirring occasionally. When cool enough to handle, finely chop
  • shallots.
  • In a small saucepan, combine cream and sour cream. Bring to a gentle
  • boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese, cayenne and
  • remaining salt.
  • Drain pasta; transfer to a large bowl. Add sauce mixture and roasted

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Roasted Butternut Penne (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • vegetables; toss to combine. Sprinkle with pistachios. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 541 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein.