This recipe for butternut squash pasta is linguine in a creamy butternut squash sauce, topped with chicken, bacon and herbs. An easy and delicious dinner that's perfect for fall! #FamilyPastaTime #ad
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Butternut Squash Pasta with Chicken

This recipe for butternut squash pasta is linguine in a creamy butternut squash sauce, topped with sliced chicken and bacon. An easy and delicious dinner that's perfect for fall!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword butternut squash pasta, butternut squash sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 598kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces dry Barilla Classic Blue Box linguine pasta
  • 1 pound of cooked chicken breasts (grilled, roasted, rotisserie, etc), sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash puree (fresh frozen or canned). If using frozen puree, thaw before use.
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; prepare the pasta according to package instructions, cooked to al dente.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid, and return it to its cooking pot.
  • Place the pot over medium heat and add the butternut squash puree, heavy cream, parmesan cheese. Stir to coat the pasta evenly; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is heated through and is starting to thicken.
  • If you prefer a thinner sauce, add the cooking liquid, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Arrange the chicken and bacon over the top of the pasta and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

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Notes

To make fresh butternut squash puree, steam 2 cups cubed peeled squash until tender then puree in a food processor with 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 422mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g