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Thanksgiving is almost here and we are suggesting to make an easy fall pasta. Made with pumpkin and spinach pasta that has been formed into nice fall patterns. This is a seasonal favorite and you can find this pasta at any specialty store that sells gourmet cooking ingredients.
This fall pasta dish that I am suggesting has roasted butternut squash, toasted pumpkin pepitas and the base is a garlic marinara sauce with chipotle. To finish the dish queso fresco. This ingredient adds creaminess and pairs very nicely with all the ingredients. Each bite of this pasta bursts in your mouth with flavor and yummy textures.
- 1 package of seasonal fall pasta
- 1 jar of Prego® Farmers' Market roasted garlic
- 1 tablespoon of chipotle sauce
- 2 cups of roasted butternut squash
- 2 tablespoons of roasted pepitas
- 1 cup of crumbled queso fresco
- Cook the pasta following the instructions in the package and add a pinch of salt.
- In baking sheet add the cubed butternut squash and roast in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper
- In a sauce pan add the tomato sauce and combine with the chipotle pepper. Let it warm and add to the cooked pasta, along with the roasted butternut squash and the pepitas.
- Serve the pasta and add crumbled queso fresco.
Thanksgiving menu here in the South of the United States traditionally includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potato and green bean casseroles, potato salad or buttery mashed potatoes. All are great options but my family likes to incorporate a pasta dish. Every year I prepare a different pasta to add to the feast.
And this fall pasta has all the necessary ingredients that almost everyone will enjoy. The dish is ready in no time, less than fifteen minutes. The sauce I am using is Prego Farmer’s Market Roasted Garlic. It is a tasty sauce that you don’t have to add anything else but a tablespoon of chipotle for some spicy kick. The butternut squash already bought precut to safe time.
During the holiday season it is appreciated to have easy cost friendly recipes that not only are ready fast but are tasty and include seasonal ingredients. This fall pasta dish is also a good idea to bring to a potluck. You can make it the day before and just reheat using a microwave oven
Having a dish that does not include meat is also a good idea to include in the celebration menu. In that manner if you have guests that don’t eat meat this pasta will be a good dish for them to eat. When we organize parties at home it is important to consider the diverse tastes and preferences.