Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Recipe..Butternut Squash Baked Ziti


 Ok here is the recipe, a few days late ...Sorry!!. It is a bit labor intensive...just a bit... but completely worth it I promise. So sit down, grab a cup of Joe, a cappuccino or tea and lets get started..

  Peel and cube your squash, drizzle with olive oil, S&P, and fresh sage leaves. Bake at 350 till tender.Meanwhile soak (very well!!!) and take off the stems of the Swiss Chard. Chop up the chard a bit to make the pieces smaller.
 Now saute roasted squash and chard together in a bit of olive oil. Set aside.

 Make the Besciamella sauce   this is a good recipe from Mario Batali. However, I add some grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese this. Meanwhile cook your Ziti. Remember salt the water well... this seasons the pasta.
 Make sure you leave it a bit Al'dente cause you are going to bake it as well. Pour Besciamella sauce over the pasta and mix.
 Now mix in the Squash and Chard mixture and season a bit more if necessary. Sprinkle with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and bake at 350 till bubbly about 30-40 minutes.
Enjoy!!
This is a fabulous Fall dish. Comfort food at it's best! Tutti Mangia ...or Everybody eat!

Ingredients ...this is what I used you can scale it back or add accordingly.
  • 2 peeled and cubed Butternut Squash
  • 2 bunches of Swiss Chard washed thoroughly 
  • sage
  • Parmigiano Reggianio grated chesse
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds pasta ...I use Penne or Ziti
 Besciamella sauce...follow Mario's recipe but what you will need
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Fresh Nutmeg
I hope you fiind this recipe this recipe to your liking. What are some of your favorite fall recipes?

Next recipe  on deck will be this "Stoup"...Escarole and Bean Stoup. Have a great nite!


6 comments:

  1. The fall colors are pretty together. This looks good. We don't really eat squash here. I'll need to try this.

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    1. You must and you can always leave out the chard too and make it more like an Mac and cheese.

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  2. Oh my....my mouth is watering and I just finished lunch! Thanks for the recipe!! I just got a butternut squash, so I may give this recipe a whirl. :)

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    1. Let me know if you do Cindy and what you think.

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  3. I am soooo giving this a try! We love butternut squash.

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