Penne with Butternut Squash, Sage and Bresaola

Bresaola, a salt-cured, air-dried beef fillet, is a specialty of the Valtellina, an Alpine valley in Lombardy. It is usually served thinly sliced, like prosciutto, and eaten as an appetizer. Its taste is a little less salty than that of prosciutto, but its texture is firmer. Bresaola is wonderful in a pasta sauce, but add it at the last minute so it does not cook much, which would spoil its delicate taste. Prosciutto can be substituted in a pinch.
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Review 1 for Penne with Butternut Squash, Sage and Bresaola
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
cvbpa
,Philadelphia
,PA
Philadelphia, PA
October 29, 2011
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
+3points
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Very good... with some tweaks
October 29, 2011
First, I have to admit I did not have the bresaola, so I substituted smoked applewood bacon. But, I did make some changes to this recipe in addition to that substitution... I only used 4 shallots (all I had). Mainly, though, I felt it was actually fairly flavorless, so I added much more of all seasoning than called for (ie. 4-5 good-size dashes of allspice, 4-5 splashes of balsamic, more salt, etc). But, after that, it was quite good! Easy to make, too, so nice for a weeknight meal. Oh, I also briefly fried the sliced sage leaves - just a preference on my part. I would definitely recommend this recipe (I assume it's delicious with the called-for bresaola), but I absolutely suggest adding more seasoning as I did.
Pros: Quick, Easy, Appearance, Adaptable, Will Make Again
Cons: Ingredients, not very flavorful
Review 2 for Penne with Butternut Squash, Sage and Bresaola
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
epickles
,Cincinnati
,OH
October 20, 2011
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Fabulous Fall Dish
October 20, 2011
Loved this recipe! Fairly quick and easy, delicious result!
Pros: Quick, Easy, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 3 for Penne with Butternut Squash, Sage and Bresaola
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
GinaM
West Hartford, CT
October 13, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
+1point
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Easy and Delicious
October 13, 2010
Full disclosure, I love butternut squash, so I like most recipes that have it as a key ingredient. With that being said, I was looking for a fall dish that I could cook in under 30 minutes, but tasted like it took much longer and this one did the trick. My husband loved it just as much as I did. It was so effortless and tasty that I am going to make it when my in-laws visit in a few weeks.