Bacon and Butternut Squash Pasta

egg noodles, creamy butternut squash sauce, crispy bacon, thyme, Parmesan cheese

1709 Recipe

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 480 | Category: Low-Calorie | Allergens: Contains Egg (Egg Noodle), Wheat (Egg Noodle) + Milk (Parmesan) | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Iron, Potassium


  • - Blender
  • - Colander
  • - Large Saucepan
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Medium Saucepan
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Bacon
  • - Butternut Squash Cubes
  • - Egg Noodles
  • - Fresh Thyme
  • - Parmesan Cheese

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

Chianti has the earthiness and acidity needed to complement the bacon here.

Beer Pairings

Grab a Märzen (also known as an Oktoberfest) with malt-forward, honey and caramel notes to balance the smokiness of the bacon.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Bacon may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

Bacon and Butternut Squash Pasta - Step 1

2. Cook Bacon: Chop bacon. Cook bacon in a medium saucepan until crisp, reserving drippings in pan. Transfer bacon to drain on paper towels.

Bacon and Butternut Squash Pasta - Step 2

3. Make Sauce: Cook butternut squash in bacon drippings with 1 cup water and ONLY 1 tablespoon thyme leaves until tender. Purée in a blender until creamy.

Bacon and Butternut Squash Pasta - Step 3

4. Cook Pasta: Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted water 8 minutes or al dente. Drain, reserving ¼ cup pasta water.

Bacon and Butternut Squash Pasta - Step 4

5. Finish Pasta: Combine pasta, butternut squash sauce, bacon, Parmesan cheese and reserved pasta water in a serving bowl.

To Serve: Divide pasta evenly between 2 serving bowls or plates. Garnish with desired amount of remaining thyme.

Pro Tip:

Save time and use an immersion blender to purée the butternut squash sauce.

Spice it Up!: Add ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg to the pasta sauce.

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