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Butternut Squash & Chorizo Pasta


An easy butternut squash & chorizo pasta recipe with crunchy pine nuts and blue cheese. 

Butternut Squash & Chorizo Spaghetti

BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHORIZO PASTA


This super simple pasta recipe is a taste sensation. I love the flavour combination of sweet butternut squash, salty chorizo and creamy blue cheese. The toasted pine nuts give it a lovely crunch too.

It's light, yet hearty, and it's one of my all time favourite pasta dishes. Feel free to use wholemeal pasta, which would give the dish a lovely nuttiness.

Butternut Squash & Chorizo Pasta in pan


TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHORIZO PASTA


  • Make it veggie by omitting the chorizo.
  • Try crumbled goats cheese instead of blue cheese, or just a grating of parmesan if you prefer.
  • Serve with a green salad and crusty bread.
  • The recipe can easily be doubled if you are feeding more than 2 people.

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Butternut Squash & Chorizo Pasta with pine nuts and blue cheese

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Ingredients for butternut squash pasta

BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHORIZO PASTA


Butternut Squash & Chorizo Pasta, Chorizo Pasta
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Butternut Squash & Chorizo Pasta

Butternut Squash & Chorizo Pasta

Prep time: 15 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 35 M
An easy butternut squash & chorizo pasta recipe with pine nuts and blue cheese.

Ingredients:

  • Half a butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cubed.
  • 100g Chorizo, sliced
  • 50g Pine Nuts, toasted
  • 200g Spaghetti
  • 100g Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 2 TBSP Parsley, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the butternut squash until tender. Lift out with a slotted spoon and set to one side.
  2. In a frying pan, fry the chorizo for 5 minutes, take off the heat and add the pine nuts and butternut squash.
  3. In the pan of water you cooked the squash, cook the spaghetti according to instruction. Drain and add to the frying pan with the chorizo and squash. Return to the heat for a few minutes to warm everything through.
  4. Stir through the blue cheese and parsley before serving.
Calories
781.94
Fat (grams)
51.44
Sat. Fat (grams)
17.91
Carbs (grams)
48.79
Fiber (grams)
4.31
Net carbs
44.48
Sugar (grams)
3.54
Protein (grams)
33.35
Sodium (milligrams)
1201.20
Cholesterol (grams)
81.50
Calories and nutrition for 1 serving
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22 comments

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  2. Oh wow that sounds like such ann amazing combination...another one from you I have to bookmark

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  3. Beth that sounds like a wonderful combination of flavours and something I would love! A definate must try, thanks for sharing ;o)

    Maria
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  4. This sounds like a great combination of flavors!

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  5. I saw something very similar a couple of days ago. Looks delicious and well worth a try!

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  6. I made a similar dish last autumn, but with cherry tomatoes instead of pinenuts. I can easily imagine how they'd elevate the dish with all their wonderful flavours.

    (You could always just add some tomato sauce to hubby's portion!)

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  7. Oh yeah me like :) Butternut squashes are in season here and I will definitely give this a try.

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  8. I love butternut squash. I actually got one today! Perfect timing with this recipe. It looks great!

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  9. Ah, you and I were both thinking chorizo! Now I know just what to do with my leftovers. Thanks for a great idea!!

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  10. Oh, that sounds perfect for this time of year! Yum!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  11. Might just do that Angela!! Or tell him if he wont eat what I cook then he'll have to get his own dinner!!!

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  12. This looks great, although I was struggling to think of the connection with Scotland. Then I thought doh! It is about eating whar you want. I did that during the week. Spaghetti with lot of garlicky pesto and parmesan. Lovely!

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  14. Do you know how much I love butternut squash? I'm crazy for it.
    Especially in pasta!

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  16. You don't need a sauce when you use amazing ingredients. I would be so happy if I had this for dinner - can I be your neighbor?

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  18. Mmm...looks delicious! I like the thought of the sweet squash, spicy chorizo and savouriness of the pine nuts!

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  19. Wow this is all my favourite foods rolled into one dish, I'm saving this recipe it looks fantastic!

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  20. what an excellent use for butternut squash! and i love the addition of pine nuts--talk about a nice crunch! :)

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  21. Ooooh! That looks delish!! What a great combo.

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  22. Loving the flavors in this dish! Butternut squash is a favorite and love what you've put together here, yum!!

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