Fresh Vegetable Penne

  • Tracy1976 Posted: 01/05/09
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    I was really happy with this recipe, and I will definitely make it again. To really enhance the delicate butternut squash flavor, I think it is very important to use fresh sage, which I sauteed along with the onions, garlic, and a handful of sliced cremini mushrooms. Another reviewer suggested feta as a garnish, and it was a perfect pairing. I also think the turkey or chicken sausage idea is worth trying!

  • Meg101 Posted: 03/14/11
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    I really like this dish, but I prefer it baked. I added an extra 1/4 cup of broth to the sauce and an extra 1/2 cup of cheese into the pasta. Topped with a bit of parm for color. Baked it at 325 for 20 minutes until bubbly. YUM! We've also made it as is and enjoyed it, just not quite as much.

  • iubooklover Posted: 05/21/11
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    Recipe sounds yummy, and I'm looking forward to trying it, but it needs some changes -- at 73 grams of carbs, this is NOT a diabetic-friendly recipe.

  • FlamingChef Posted: 08/18/11
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    Loved this recipe! As a professional chef, the use of the seasonal vegetables make it suitable for any time of the year, by just changing the ingredient to the current fresh ones. As for lubooklover, some recipes should just be looked over, before you "bastardtize" them.

  • mariagreenman Posted: 10/25/12
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    Im sorry to say this was not that great. It did seem like an improvement to baby food really. well the rest of my picky eaters thought that. I thought it was pretty good. thought the "sauce" was a bit thick though. Not sure if it was suppose to be spaghetti type or just a thick mushy sauce. I tried this because i am trying to spruce up the typical taco and pizza nights. Plus its fall and what be better than a warm comforting pasta dish to warm you right up! But the family disapproved so i will not be making this one again.


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