Hello my name is Nancy and I am an addict…… OK not that kind of addict. I am a kuri squash addict, well at least until they are in season. These magical orange winter squash(or is it squashes for plural?) taste so good that they have turned me into an addict. Well at least I am able to admit my addiction, which is the first step in recovery right? hmm.
yields 4 servings
1 cup (8oz or 200 ml) 12% fat cream
3/4 cups water
1 small yellow onion,finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. butter
1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan then add the finely chopped onion and saute until translucent. Next add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes while stirring to prevent burning. Add the salt, white pepper, thyme, oregano and basil to the saucepan and stir well, then add the mashed squash and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. Slowly pour the water into the saucepan while stirring. Stir until the ingredients have completely combined well, then slowly pour the cream into the saucepan. Again stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.
2. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until ready to serve. Right before serving add the grated Parmesan to the sauce pan and stir well. While the sauce is simmering boil and drain the pasta of your choice. You can either pour sauce over the cooked pasta and stir to combine or just scoop some sauce over the pasta of your choice.
Serve with baguette or Italian bread, butter and Parmesan cheese.
Just looking at these is making me want more, good thing there were leftovers.
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the wicked noodle says
This looks sooo delish!!
That sounds very tasty!
Ooh, I've never heard of these squash before, but your dishes look delicious! I'll have to keep my eyes out for them. Thanks, Nancy!
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beautiful and tasty!
I can only imagine how awesome this squash would taste. Such a shame that we cannot get this in our area, in S. Florida…at least, I don't think so. Your recipe great, and photos are beautiful. Perhaps, I could try this with a different kind of squash!
Nancy, this looks awesome! Plus, it's like a vegetarian's dream pasta dish. Really, it is! I want a plate now, but I wonder if I can get that type of squash. Is it like butternut?
Sommer J says
THANK YOU for posting this! You have inspired me big time with this dish! My son will tear into this if I add some cheddar cheese ;) I can not wait to try this sauce. Kuri squash is all over the place here, too. Your husband will be missing the squash when they're out of season!
I wonder if I could find this – that is so inviting and perfect for fall. I could become an addict, too…
Magic of Spice says
I am not familiar with the squash…but I can say that these dishes are exceptional :) I will pop over to the sponsor site too :)
Brie: Le Grand Fromage says
oh, how delicious! perfect for welcoming the autumn weather. looks fantastic!
That looks delicious! I'm vegan but it looks like a pretty easy recipe to convert and I just happen to have a giant squash in my pantry (actually, I don't have a pantry – it's sitting on my microwave, but doesn't “pantry” sound more adult?). Thanks for sharing!
This looks really appetizing!
I love that color.
Oceans of love ;)
I though of you Friday, when I met an Arg girl coming to Paris after living in Prague for three years !! Your dish looks incredible !! I would love to have this tonight!!
penny aka jeroxie says
beautiful squash! and lovely recipes from you.
Conor @ Hold the Beef says
Haven't come across this squash before, but I love what you've done with it. I guess it's only a matter of time before you cover every possible single use for it thought right? ;)
Treat and Trick says
Great presentation and looks so creamy and delicious…
Cajun Chef Ryan says
Umm, wow, I am in squash heaven now! Hungry now too!
What a gorgeous sauce…I love the color. Looks nice and thick and creamy…perfect for Fall!
Simply Life says
Ooh this looks SO good and like the perfect fall meal!
Iron Chef Shellie says
looks so amazing!!
She's Cookin' says
I'll have to look for kuri squash in the markets here! Everything you've done with it looks fabulously creamy and comforting – and we're finally getting some fall weather here, Yay!
Hi Nancy…this kuri squash pasta sauce looks great for the pasta . I have to look for this kuri squash in the supermart first. I have not seen this kuri squash being sold in our supermart :(
Jackie at Phamfatale.com says
Very creative! Ans this sauce is so much healthier than the regular creamy, cheesy sauce. Love it!
5 Star Foodie says
I've never had kuri squash before, must look for it! The sauce sounds so good!
Kuri squash? Your yummy photos definitely have me intrigued!
Spicie Foodie says
Thank you all for your comments. Hope you can try the squash, don't miss out on the tasty fall flavor.
I saw the recipes for kuri squash and I don’t think I have ever seen them. I went to the grocery store and they had them :) so I brought one and am looking forward to trying it.
Spicie Foodie says
Good and have fun with it, I’m sure you’ll love it.
This looks so tempting! Thanks for sharing!
Spicie Foodie says