6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Squash is the main ingredient in this pasta, but you would never know it. This vegetable gives the sauce a thick, creamy texture. Make sure to cook the squash until it's very tender.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook squash in boiling water to cover in a large saucepan 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash squash with a potato masher until smooth.

Step 2

While squash cooks, cook pasta in a large Dutch oven according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and return to pan.

Step 3

Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat; add pine nuts and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes or until pine nuts are lightly browned. Remove from heat, and stir in sage.

Step 4

Stir sugar, salt, and pepper into mashed squash. Stir squash mixture and pine nut mixture into hot pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

Step 5


Step 6

Young Chefs can:

Step 7

Add sugar, salt, and pepper to squash

Step 8

Sprinkle pasta with cheese

Step 9


Step 10

Older Chefs can:

Step 11

Help mash squash

Step 12

Sauté pine nuts with adult supervision

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