Cheesy Butternut Squash Shells

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Butternut Squash Pasta Casserole Out of the Oven

Butternut squash and pasta are my guilty pleasure both are a delightful pair and great option to add to your holiday meal or for any occasion, here the ingredients…


  • 1 package of pasta shells
  • 2 cups of butternut squash puree
  • 1 Philadelphia cooking cream sauce garlic flavor
  • 1 cup of Swiss shredded cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of half & half
  • 1 cube of chicken bouillon in powder
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil garlic croutons (roughly chopped)


Process to cook and enjoy Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 8 people. Cost per person $1.50 depending in local ingredients cost. You will need a pasta pot, a casserole dish to use in the oven, aluminum foil, cookie sheet and a strainer.

Cut the butternut squash in two halves and cook in the oven a day in advance, place facing down on a cookie sheet and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat with some olive oil. Scoop cooked squash out of the shell with a spoon and use 2 cups for preparing the pasta.

Cook your pasta using boiling water, oil and salt, when al dente strain, cool down using cold water and place in a separate bowl. Combine the butternut squash puree with the Philadelphia cooking cheese cream, add the half and half, the chicken cube, the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix well. Then add the Swiss cheese and 1/2 of the Monterrey Jack and combine, finally add the cold pasta and fold all ingredients.

In a casserole dish previously buttered or greased place the pasta, top with crumbs of croutons and rest of the shredded Monterrey Jack cheese. Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 430F for 20-30 minutes, uncover and let the cheese become golden brown.

Serve hot and enjoy with a fresh salad.

Happy eats!

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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Laurita

    Um…can I have some now, please? ¡Se ve súper delicioso!

    • Adriana

      It is very good promise I will prepare it for you soon!

  • Fadra

    This looks so fattening and yet SO GOOD. I love butternut squash during cold weather!

    • Adriana

      If watching your calories I would have only one cup of this dish and a side of fresh salad. Indulging from time to time is a good thing too!