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Fusilli with butternut squash, smoked bacon & a cheesy sauce

A delightful dinner
Tasty fried pumpkin chunks!
I love making this dish. Its one from Martha Stewart. I added more butternut squash.

Recipe: For 2 persons, with seconds

570 gr of butternut squash, peeled, cut up into 1cm x 1 cm chunks
200 gr strips of smoked bacon
400 gr fusilli
240 ml of Alpro soy cream
50 gr of grated Gruyère cheese, for the sauce
2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up
sea salt
grinned fresh black pepper
1. Cook the pasta in a large pot with salted boiling water. Cook until al dente. Drain well, but reserve a bit of the cooking water for the sauce. Keep warm.
2. Heat a large non stick pan up on medium high. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of the EVOO & heat up. When the oil sizzles, add the pieces of smoked bacon. Fry until browned & crisped up. This will take about 5 to 8 minutes. Put the bacon on a plate with 2 kitchen papers on it, to drain of the fat. Keep warm.
3. Using the same pan, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the EVOO & heat up on medium high. When the oil sizzles, add the garlic & the chopped butternut squash. Fry until the squash has been cooked through & browned on all sides. Stir often. This will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste with sea salt & black pepper.
4. Add the soy cream & add the pasta too. Add a bit of the left cooking water to create more of a sauce. Stir well. Let the soy cream thicken. Check seasoning again. It has to taste fab!
Remove from the heat & add the grated cheese. Stir well.

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

84 thoughts on “Fusilli with butternut squash, smoked bacon & a cheesy sauce

  1. This looks fantastic! I love all the flavors. I've never seen soy cream though. Very interesting…

  2. Sophie this looks AMAZING- and guess what! I'm making a VERY similar dish tonight! Butternut squash with prawns and penne. What a coincidence! Mmmmm yours look beautiful!

  3. I bought two pumpkins at the farmers market on saturday and also almost brought home some butternut squash as that is not found easily here. But I wasn't really sure what it would taste like; is it similar to pumpkin? Great looking dish by the way!

  4. Beautiful and easy – well you got me at the bacon – but it is just the thing for the cooler eves. And so autumn-looking. Never used soy cream – time to give it a whirl!

  5. Very yummy Sophie. Great list of ingredients – you can't go far wrong with those and you have certainly made a wonderful dish.

  6. Sophie– This looks beyond delicious, I am SO printing this out. I was pulled in by the name alone!

  7. Pasta and butternut, a very nice flavor combination. Very warm and filling on a cold day. This is a great recipe!

  8. Yummy! This must taste fantastic! Oh Sophie, my aunt just came back from Brussels and she bought me loads of Belgian chocolate. All kinds. I am going wild :)RegardsJu

  9. Now here's a dish I could fall in love with! Cheesy (and you used gruyère- wonderful!), bacony and with lovely butternut squash besides! Looks like comfort food to me!

  10. Sophie, this fusilli looks delicious, rich and creamy, I bet the squash gives it a nice flavor…I must try this one 🙂

  11. I love Martha Stewart recipes also! This looks divine! Wasn't this on one of her Every Day DVD's? I have two of them…this seems familiar. Oh well, in any event, I can almost smell it!!

  12. It seems we both have squash on the brain, my culinary friend! Can't wait to try your recipe (of course, I'll have to have it without the pork but I can still try it!). Blessings!Lacy

  13. bacon and cheese, that's all i need to classify something as a comfort food. the squash is a great component of this filling, delicious dish!

  14. @ everyone of you!! this is an adapted Marhta Stewart recipe!I adapted it to my needs!! I used another cheese & I used soy cream too!

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