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Monday, September 19, 2011

Acorn squash pasta

Nice fast tasty fall dish.

1/2 pound of Penne (I used Gluten Free)
1 acorn squash (for about 1/2 pound of penne)
1 large onion sliced
1 tab minced garlic
fresh rosemary to taste (I used about a 5 inch piece from my plant)
fresh basil (I used about a 5 inch piece from my plant)
maple syrup

Cook the pasta---and while cooking
Slice the acorn squash in 1/2 (cut the way you don't have to cut the stem). Put face down on a microwave safe dish and microwave about 8 minutes for an average sized-smallish acorn squash or until tender.

Meanwhile saute with a bit of pam in a non-stick large pan(I use a ceramic type) a large onion--browning it--. Add the garlic and slice up the acorn and add this all to the pan ,discarding the skin. Add the seasonings and some maple syrup and water. Simmer for a few minutes to combine the flavors. Toss with the cooked penne


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Mmmm... this sounds good.
I'm going to try it.
I don't have rosemary or maple syrup, so I'm making a shopping list.

How much water about 1/4 cup maybe?
Also... could I cook this without a microwave? say steaming the squash on the stove in a steamer?

I'm going to try it and let you know how it goes over for us.


nannykim said...

A microwave just cooks the squash nice and fast--but you can cook it the way you want and then follow the recipe. I love Acorn squash with pasta now. I first did it this way--it seems like a good substitute for cheese from me. But this recipe is nice!