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Farfalle with Butternut Squash

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

 

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Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

A tasty bow tie recipe makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Packed with protein and fiber in the form of walnuts and butternut squash, this heart-healthy pasta dish can be on your table in 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 8 ounces uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 2 ounces vegetarian Parmesan cheese, shaved (about 1/2 cup)
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Nutrition Information

  • calories 317
  • fat 13.3 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 4.6 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 292 mg
  • calcium 164 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Combine squash, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet; arrange in a single layer. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until tender. Add walnuts to baking sheet; bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until toasted. Cool slightly; coarsely chop walnuts.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

  4. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, stock, vinegar, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat; simmer 8 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Combine pasta, squash mixture, walnuts, stock mixture, parsley, and sage in a large bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Cook's Notes

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