"Despite the rich and decadent mascarpone, the sauce for this spaghetti is actually pretty light; much of the sauce is chicken broth and squash." — Chef John
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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
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.
My whole family loved this! Didn't change a thing. Will definitely make again!
The flavor of this was absolutely perfect! The igredients are simple and combine to make a very tasty sauce. The only critical remark I have is that mine turned out to be quite soupy. I was expecting more of a cream sauce, but it was very runny. My husband boiled the pasta and made the mistake of rinsing it, so that might have something to do with it. Either way, the sauce was quite thin even before we added it to the spaghetti. I will have to think of a way to thicken it up next time. This was still so good, I'm sure it will be a family favorite for years to come!
Amazing recipe..loved the combination of smoky/salty ham, sweet butternut and creamy mascarpone with the spicy red pepper...easy recipe makes this one a keeper!
We have made it twice, first using spaghetti then with penne. The whole family loves it.
* 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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