Butternut Squash Linguine with Kale {recipe & giveaway}

Oh, what a busy weekend I’ve had. It was Mia’s 3rd birthday, my brother Michael came home on leave from his first tour in Afghanistan, there were family parties galore, and then there was Halloween, of course. All of this going on and the whole time I had the thought of this recipe in my head using my favorite cut of pasta, linguine and my favorite fall vegetable, butternut squash. Recently, Dreamfields Pasta asked me to create a “one pot” recipe using Dreamfields Healthy Pasta and I figured there was no time like the present to try out a recipe while the whole family was under one roof.

Dreamfields Healty Pasta is a unique pasta line that has a 65% lower glycemic index and twice the fiber than regular pasta, making you feel full longer. With only 5 grams of digestible carbs, Dreamfields helps limit the rise in blood sugar levels that normally occur after eating regular pasta. Thus creating a healthier pasta option in your meal plan.

With a delicious taste and texture, Dreamfields was a hit in our family especially with this One-Pot Butternut Squash with Linguine with Kale. Simple and delicious this is now a one of our favorites for fall. It is even Mia, the resident 3 year-old, approved. You can find more information about Dremfields Pasta at  www.dreamfieldsfoods.com, on Twitter, or Facebook.

Dreamfields Pasta would like to give one of ISMS’ readers a few boxes of Dreamfields Healthy Pasta to try for yourself! To enter just leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite pasta dish is. The winner will be choosen randomly on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at noon central time. The winner will be notified by e-mail. U.S. and Canadian residents only, please. The giveaway is now closed and the winner notified. Thanks for participating!

 

Butternut Squash Linguine with Kale serves 8

  • 1 box linguine (13.25 ounces weight), I’m using Dreamfields Linguine
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 bunch kale, preferably flat leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash puree, fresh or 1 can
  • 4 ounces cream cheese*
  • 1/4 cup milk*
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, fresh or ground
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup broken walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbs fresh sage, chopped
* cooks note: skim milk and low-fat cream cheese may be substituted for a healthier version
In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add the linguine and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta is boiling, finely chop the garlic and sage.
Roughly chop the kale into bite sized pieces. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in the same pot as the linguine was boiled. Add the garlic and kale. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes until the kale is tender. Once finished, remove the kale from the pot and set aside.
Next, reduce the heat to medium low and combine the butternut squash puree, cream cheese, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper in the pot. Whisk to combine. (I realize this picture states differently. These things sometimes happen when your in a kitchen with your entire family and two dogs at your feet.)
To the sauce add the cooked linguine, walnuts, sage, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine everything. Then add and fold in the cooked kale and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
Once everything is heated and combined, serve and garnish with a little bit more Parmesan. Savory fall flavors combined into one healthy and delicious one pot meal that the entire family will enjoy.
It’s also amazingly good with leftover sauteed or roasted chicken breast.
Butternut Squash Linguine with Kale serves 8
  • 1 box linguine (13.25 ounces weight), I’m using Dreamfields Linguine
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 bunch kale, preferably flat leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash puree, fresh or 1 can
  • 4 ounces cream cheese*
  • 1/4 cup milk*
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, fresh or ground
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup broken walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbs fresh sage, chopped
* cooks note: skim milk and low-fat cream cheese may be substituted for a healthier version
1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add the linguine and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. While the pasta is boiling, finely chop the garlic and sage.
3. Roughly chop the kale into bite sized pieces. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in the same pot as the linguine was boiled. Add the garlic and kale. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes until the kale is tender. Once finished, remove the kale from the pot and set aside.
4. Next, reduce the heat to medium low and combine the butternut squash puree, cream cheese, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper in the pot. Whisk to combine.
5. To the sauce add the cooked linguine, walnuts, sage, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine everything. Then add and fold in the cooked kale and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
6. Once everything is heated and combined, serve and garnish with a little bit more Parmesan.
It’s also amazingly good with leftover sauteed or roasted chicken breast.

    Comments

  • amy marantino


    cavatelli with broccoli

  • Laurie @SimplyScratch


    This is so my kind of pasta!!

  • Kelli


    So many pasta dishes to choose from! I am a pastaholic. One of my favs is pasta puttanesca. I will be trying your recipe this weekend, looks delish as always!

  • Lauren


    This looks amazing! Love your photos too!

  • Pretty. Good. Food.


    Mmmm, this sounds delicious!

  • Rivki Locker


    This recipe combines my all-time favorite veggies – butternut squash AND kale. Me oh my. YUM…

  • Gayle215


    Pasta Carbonara is my favorite. I’m trying to diet, so I would love to give this pasta a try!

  • Margaret


    Baked Rigatoni with 3 cheeses = BEST pasta ever! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    xo,
    Margaret

  • Ally


    This is totally unequivocably MY KIND OF FOOD!! I love it!! My favorite pasta…omg, that’s like asking me which of my 3 boys is my fave…I love just simple pasta w/fresh sauteed cherry tomatoes, basil and lots grated asiago plus an extra few drizzles of EVOO then, of course, there’s my to die for bolognese!

  • ChristyK


    Carbonara!

  • Patty


    Almost any kind of pasta is my favorite. This one will help use all sorts of things from my CSA bag!

  • Kristi


    There are so many I love, but I would say my fave pasta is a dish with penne, kale, Italian deer sausage, and parmesan. Made it last night, actually!

    I know I probably shouldn’t enter because I won the last giveaway (cantaloupe) but I never received it as the rocky ford recall happened right at that time. Bummer!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar


    This sounds lovely! My favorite pasta dish is a linguine with rose sauce. So tasty!

  • Sarah O.


    My favorite pasta dish and, indeed, my favorite food in the entire world, is penne alla vodka. There’s just nothing else like it on this earth. Although I’d never turn down anything involving gnocchi, if that counts as pasta.

  • Marsha


    I love pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli. Yummy!

  • Heather S


    My favorite pasta is spaghetti!

  • Dawn-Renée


    I adore shrimp scampi with angel hair!

  • RidgewoodMom


    A good olive oil, garlic and yummy parmasen. Quick, easy and DELICIOUS!

  • Candace Karu


    Sign me up for this perfect pasta preparation…can’t wait to try it!

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