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Ham and Butternut Squash Spaghetti

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"Despite the rich and decadent mascarpone, the sauce for this spaghetti is actually pretty light; much of the sauce is chicken broth and squash."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 813 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in ham and cook until the edges are slightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant and edges are barely golden, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour chicken broth over ham and garlic; bring to a simmer. Stir in butternut squash, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in black pepper and reduce heat to low.
  4. Gently stir mascarpone cheese into squash mixture until completely incorporated. Stir in Italian parsley. Remove from heat and cover.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
  6. Pour butternut-mascarpone sauce over spaghetti, stirring until combined. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over spaghetti and serve.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 813 calories; 41.3 g fat; 87.3 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; 92 mg cholesterol; 1423 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delish! I made one minor change: I roasted the squash in the oven and used the already cooked squash in the recipe. I did this because it is so easy to peel/dice cooked butternut squash and such...

Most helpful critical review

Everything was fine until the mascarpone cheese. Once that flavor was added, I did not care for it at all.

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Delish! I made one minor change: I roasted the squash in the oven and used the already cooked squash in the recipe. I did this because it is so easy to peel/dice cooked butternut squash and such...

This was dinner tonight and it was SO GOOD! I suspect the mascarpone cheese might hold some people back from making it. I wanted to include it but couldn't get to the store so I whipped together...

My husband and I loved this creative combo. We followed the recipe exactly.

LOVED IT and served it for my in-laws and they loved it! Did some modifications: Cut my butternut squash in half, add a pool of water, and baked at 375 for 1.5 hours. (Since my butternut squa...

Amazing! Didn't have mascarpone, so I substituted it with 1 cup cream cheese, 2 tbsp butter and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. I added of bit of flour to thicken the sauce and also doubled the amount o...

Super yummy, alfredo with a squashy twist. Nice.

Delicious!

Tried with Mexican chorizo, sans oil. Subbed cilantro for parsley, crema for the marscapone and cotija for the Parmesan. Delicious!

I have to admit, I was really nervous trying this recipe. I cooked it for a family get together and everyone just loved it. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks