Squash is one of those versatile fruits we absolutely love to indulge in during the colder seasons of the year. It’s comforting and tasty and makes a great addition to just about any dish. While most may attribute squash to the fall season, it is equally, if not more, delicious in the winter. Hence, the power of the winter squash. If there is one thing Giada De Laurentiis knows how to do, it’s cooking a mean pasta dish. And now, De Laurentiis is here to remind her followers that the gourd is a hearty and useful ingredient in a new dish: Pasta With Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese. Grab a glass of your favorite wine and settle in because our favorite Italian chef has done it again!
On Jan 17, De Laurentiis shared a mouth-watering photo of her sensational pasta recipe with the caption, “In this Pasta With Butternut Squash And Goat Cheese dish, the squash gets so sweet and caramelized in the oven alongside onions. Add creamy goat cheese and toasted walnuts and it’s a really delicious and hearty vegetarian pasta 😍 It’s even delicious with a little drizzle of balsamic glaze, too!”
De Laurentiis has made a name for herself as our certified Pasta Queen, so it was only expected she’d be the one to spruce up our cold-weather pasta dishes. The prep time for the chef’s pasta is only 10 minutes, but you shouldn’t expect to eat anytime soon after as the cooking time is noted as being closer to an hour.
Though toasted walnuts are part of the recipe, you can always customize it to your own preferences in the case of allergies, etc. And if you do choose to use the nuts as part of your dish, De Laurentiis advises toasting the walnuts on a baking sheet and baking the walnuts until they are lightly toasted.
Get Giada De Laurentiis’ Pasta With Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese recipe here.
If you’re craving more of De Laurentiis’ decadent recipes, check out one of her first cookbooks, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes, which is currently available on Amazon Kindle.
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