Hi everyone! How’s your friday?
Hope it’s been as fabulous as mine: early morning class, followed by baby snuggles, and absolutely nothing planned for the afternoon!
However, when I came home today around lunchtime, I was starving! As soon as the little guy went for his nap, I went to work in the kitchen.My plan was to heat up some random leftovers and stuff my face. And then this happened:
I discovered some leftover pasta, steamed butternut squash, homemade roasted heirloom tomato sauce and decided to make a dish out of it. The only thing I added was a splash of cream to the tomato sauce as well as copious amounts of cheese on top.
So, if you’d like to try to re-create this dish, you will need:
- cooked pasta (I used leftover linguine, but I’d actually recommend short noodles) – I would guess about 1/3 of the package, but use more if you are feeding more and you’re hungry
- 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, cut in 2cm cubes and steamed, then smashed with a fork (I already had this in the fridge)
- about 1 cup tomato sauce of choice (again, I had leftovers)
- splash of whipping cream
- copious amounts of cheese
Mix the pasta with the butternut puree and add to a greased baking dish. Stir cream into the tomato sauce and pour over the pasta. Top with cheese and bake at 380°F for 25 minutes.
Served with a farmers market salad on the side. Enjoy!
I had a small bottle of kombucha on the side, but I should really stop buying the Tonica ones, just because they’re on sale.
While I love the taste of it, I prefer the more carbonated types. This one unfortunately tastes a little flat.
Have you ever looked in the fridge, planning to heat up leftovers and then totally created something really, really fantastic out of it? Leave a comment and share your favourite leftover creations!
Wishing you a fantastic weekend!