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Ham and Butternut Squash Spaghetti Recipe
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Ham and Butternut Squash Spaghetti

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in ham and cook until the edges are slightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant and edges are barely golden, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour chicken broth over ham and garlic; bring to a simmer. Stir in butternut squash, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in black pepper and reduce heat to low.
  4. Gently stir mascarpone cheese into squash mixture until completely incorporated. Stir in Italian parsley. Remove from heat and cover.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
  6. Pour butternut-mascarpone sauce over spaghetti, stirring until combined. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over spaghetti and serve.
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Oct 06, 2013

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.

Nov 01, 2012

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.

Dec 27, 2012


Feb 17, 2014

Amazing! Didn't have mascarpone, so I substituted it with 1 cup cream cheese, 2 tbsp butter and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. I added of bit of flour to thicken the sauce and also doubled the amount of ham. This recipe is a keeper!

Aug 16, 2014

I have to admit, I was really nervous trying this recipe. I cooked it for a family get together and everyone just loved it. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks

Mar 28, 2014

Fabulous recipe Chef. We had a Honey Baked Ham and I made stock from the bone and used that in place of the chicken stock.. I also added a tablespoon of maple syrup and some fresh ground nutmeg to the sauce. What a hit! This will be on the regular rotation going forewrd.

Jan 16, 2014

This was absolutely amazing!!!! I made 2 different versions - one like in the recipe and one vegetarian with vegetable broth and without the ham - both sooo delicious!! Will make this again soon!

Nov 12, 2013

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.


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  • Calories
  • 813 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 87.3 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 41.3 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1423 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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