Recipe by Chef John
"Despite the rich and decadent mascarpone, the sauce for this spaghetti is actually pretty light; much of the sauce is chicken broth and squash."
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smoked ham, thinly sliced
garlic, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups
peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash
crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
salt, or to taste
ground black pepper, or to taste
chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Delish! I made one minor change: I roasted the squash in the oven and used the already cooked squash in the recipe. I did this because it is so easy to peel/dice cooked butternut squash and such a pain to cut the skins off/dice raw squash.
This was dinner tonight and it was SO GOOD! I suspect the mascarpone cheese might hold some people back from making it. I wanted to include it but couldn't get to the store so I whipped together cream cheese and some kefir and it worked just fine! Maybe the mascarpone would have been even better, I'll try it sometime, but google substitutions using what you have if that's the only thing standing in your way from this creamy, and delicious pasta meal.
I was actually looking for a "spaghetti squash" recipe when i came across this. so, i used the sauce recipe, but since i wanted to use actual spag squash in place of the noodles, i also replaced the butternut squash with frozen green beans since i didn't have any butternut. i didn't have enough ham so i threw in a can of mushrooms as well. it was very, very good! i used more than a pinch of red pepper flakes, and my version was too spicy for my 2-yr old; i'll probably cut back next time.
very good as is but I added some Lebanese pepper which I had made up just to kick it up a bit.
Very easy and tastes like a carbonara. Squash flavor was perfect with the garlic and ham.
SOOOOO good. Really loved the slight amount of heat from the red pepper flakes. Would probably try it with pancetta next time rather than the smoked ham.
My whole family loved this! Didn't change a thing. Will definitely make again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ham and Butternut Squash Spaghetti
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 372
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