Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash and Ham

  • sqpt42 Posted: 11/17/10
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    Definitely an easy but elegant dinner, hearty enough for boys. I've made with bacon when ham was not handy; also good.

  • lkrobinson Posted: 11/14/10
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    We love this recipe and have made it twice, I will make and serve this to other foodies this fall. I like the recipe just as is. The mascarpone cheese is perfect - not the least bit heavy. Roasting the squash brings out a richness to the smooth flavor. I don't generally like Black Forest ham, but due to the small amount in the recipe, it stand up well without overpowering it. Perfect fall pasta dish! To accompany, I made a simple green salad and grilled store-bought naan.

  • JenniferMcCard Posted: 11/10/09
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    This recipe turned out very well, despite not having the right tools and ingredients. I roasted the squash cut in half instead of cubed and then scooped it out. I did not have green onions or mascarpone, so I used sauteed red onions and gouda cheese. It would have looked better presentation-wise if I had cubed the squash. I will definitely make this again.

  • Peeges1 Posted: 06/28/10
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    Great recipe. I used part-skim ricotta instead of mascapone, and it turned out great (with less calories). I also added crushed red pepper flakes. When I make it again will add sun-dried tomatoes. Overall a definite keeper!

  • JanineAnn Posted: 09/05/11
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    Good, but the sauce was a little mild for our tastes. Otherwise very tasty.


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