Butternut Squash Pasta With Sage And Parsley Breadcrumbs

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pasta and squash

This is an easy fall dinner meal using my favorite butternut squash, it is after all squash season. It’s amazing how many meals you can create using squash, it’s so versatile, I never tire of it, plus meatless meals are good for you!

cooked squash

I had a medium sized butternut squash that I peeled then cut into one inch chunks, drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted in a 400F oven til golden and pretty much of the moisture gone.

Now if you do this a day ahead or early in the day this meal can be on your table in no time, which I recommend.

pasta ingredients

Then your going to grab a good handful of fresh parsley as well as fresh sage leaves, and nicely chop them up.


Then take a sauté pan and add a nice dollup of butter and a healthy swirl of olive oil. Add one or two crushed garlic cloves along with roughly 2 cups of (preferably) homemade bread crumbs. Toast them up really good then add in your chopped herbs along with a generous half a cup or so of grated parmesan cheese.

Taste if salt and pepper is needed, set aside in a bowl, you’ll be tossing them in at the end and you’ll want them to stay crispy.

Please don’t worry about exact measurements!

breadcrumb pasta

Then boil the pasta of your choice, I used 1/2 pound of  linguine but you can use any shape at all. Chunky rigatoni, orecchiette, ziti, pappardelle, what ever, I just wouldn’t use tiny shapes.

squash and pasta

Lastly take the sauté pan that you toasted the bread crumbs in, drizzle it with olive oil, warm up your cooked squash if need be then toss in your cooked pasta and maybe a little pasta water to loosen it up.

Shut off the heat, top and toss the crispy breadcrumbs right in, add some more parmesan and a nice drizzle of olive oil and garnish with some fried sage leaves for a nice presentation, serve immediately.

It’s really very quick and simple to do and so delicious!



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  1. Looks marvelous! Will definitely try. Love roasted butternut squash and sage.

  2. Love roasted butternut squash and combined with pasta and topped with the herb gremolata, it is a real winner.

  3. I made this last night and it was wonderful. Your recipes never disappoint! I’ve learned a lot from you and use your recipes/ideas often in a variety of settings from a home table to parties for 200+. Thanks for all you offer.

  4. Beautiful. I just made something similar, but pureed the butternut squash for the pasta sauce. It was fabulous. I love what you did with the bread crumbs here!

  5. I have chicken in freezer and want to make your chicken parmigiana, timing is perfect! I had it at Tufano’ s in chgo. and it was bad so decided to make it!

  6. james centanni says

    Hi Marie, I am looking for a list of ingredients on site, am i missing them? Do not want to print pics.

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