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Cheesy pasta bake with butternut squash & sage

10
10
10
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Puréed squash creates a velvety smooth sauce in this delicious mac’n’cheese-style dish.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash

1 whole, medium, peeled and cubed

Vegetable stock cube(s)

½ cube(s), 150ml

Paprika

1 teaspoons, level

Ground Nutmeg

¼ teaspoons, level, pinch

Onion(s)

1 large, finely chopped

Sage, fresh

20 g, chopped plus whole sage leaves to serve

Breadcrumbs, fresh

25 g

White pasta, dry

400 g

WW Reduced Fat Grated Cheese Mature

25 g

Garlic

2 clove(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the butternut squash. Cook for 12-15 minutes until tender, then drain well.
  2. Transfer the cooked squash to a blender and add the stock, paprika, nutmeg, chopped onion and garlic. Season to taste and blend until smooth. Stir the chopped sage leaves into the butternut squash sauce. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, bring another large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta for a couple of minutes less than the recommended cooking time. Drain well, reserving a cup of the cooking water.
  4. Put the pasta back into the pan and pour in the sauce. Stir to combine, adding a little of the reserved cooking water. Transfer to a large baking dish.
  5. Mix the breadcrumbs with the grated cheese and fresh whole sage leaves. Sprinkle on top, then put the dish into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbling.

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