Monday, December 23, 2013

Butternut Squash & Onion Orecchiette {#12WksWinterSquash #Vegan}

Happy Monday and welcome to week 8 of 12 Weeks of Winter Squash the great even hosted by Heather and Joanne.  Can you believe that this is already the eighth week of this fun event?! Yes, there are only four weeks let me ask you this,  are you ready?  That is if you celebrate...are you ready for the big event?  As for me us, the Santa presents are on their way {fingers crossed - I do not want to jinx it}, meat is ordered but we still need to run out to the store today as well as on Christmas Eve.  It will be all good...

With all the stress and business around my Winter Squash recipe is super easy, and will basically cook by itself in the oven while you work on wrapping presents, prepare other foods, or just sit by the fire with a nice glass of something.  Plus it is delicious.

Butternut Squash & Onion Orecchiette
  • 4 C Butternut Squash {small to medium sized squash}
  • 1 Splash Olive Oil {about a tablespoon}
  • 1 Tbs rubbed Sage
  • 4 Sage leaves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 package of orecchiette or other pasta cooked according to directions
  • 4 TB white balsamic vinegar
  • Some fresh parsley for garnish
**** Preheat oven to 375F****
  1. Heat Olive Oil in large ovenproof skillet {I use a cast iron pan}.  When hot,
  2. Add Sage, Butternut Squash, onions and a pinch of salt. Sauté for a couple of minutes, be sure to give it a good stir. Then, 
  3. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 35 minutes.
  4. Prepare pasta according to directions while squash is baking.
  5. When onions are fragrant and squash has softened add about 4 Tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar. Return to the oven for about five minutes are so while the acid cooks off, then
  6. Remove skillet from the oven,  add salt and pepper to taste.  Add drained pasta in batches to the skillet and mix it throughly with the vegetables. 
  7. Garnish with parsley before serving

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