Roasted Butternut and Bacon Pasta

This sauce pools nicely in the concave pasta rounds known as orecchiette, or "little ears." The sweet roasted squash, a perfect foil for the salty bacon, breaks down a little when it is tossed with the pasta, making the sauce taste really creamy and oh-so-exquisite. This is a favorite dish for serving at causal get-togethers with friends; it is both impressive and warming, especially on a chilly evening.
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Review 1 for Roasted Butternut and Bacon Pasta
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flatmtber
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Merriam, KS
October 30, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Perfect Fall Pasta
October 30, 2013
Previous reviewer said it perfrecly, great for a rainy fall day. I've made it with and without pine nuts and with is better, but still really good without. Fresh parm is best, obviously, and you taste it here. Again, good with the container stuff, but great with fresh. Don't forget to save at least a cup of the pasta water! Very important for the sauce.
Pros: Yield, Quick, Good Value, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Appearance
Review 2 for Roasted Butternut and Bacon Pasta
5 out of 5
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bm23
Boston, MA
September 16, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Satisfying on a Chilly Evening
September 16, 2010
Delicious! I'm not a huge fan of butternut squash, but I really enjoyed this pasta. Brings out the savory side of the squash, especially when roasting right with the onions. Great combination of flavors. To keep a nice contrast of textures, could just sprinkle the roasted pine nuts when serving (instead of heating and slightly softening in the saute pan). Filling (but not too heavy) and perfect for a rainy fall night. Would be great in a smaller serving as a side to any number of proteins. Save room for this pasta and try to avoid snacking while the squash and onions are roasting!
Review 3 for Roasted Butternut and Bacon Pasta
5 out of 5
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Desiree463
St. Johns, MI
May 28, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Amazing Recipe
May 28, 2010
My husband and I both LOVE this recipe. I wasn't paying quite enough attention and forgot to roast the onions, so I just sautéed them but it turned out fabulous. Really good for a casual night in or a fancy dinner with friends!