Cheesy Baked Butternut Squash and Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pasta

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!

Cheers,

Susan

Posted on by Susan Posted in Recipes

6 Responses to Cheesy Baked Butternut Squash and Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pasta

  1. Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good! I’ve only tried butternut squash once, and didn’t like it…I’ll have to try this sometime! It looks amazing!

    • Susan

      Thanks Olivia! I’ve only discovered butternut squash when I moved to Canada. I guess people in Germany aren’t too big on pumpkin and squash but I grew quite fond of it over here. ;) If you have a chance to try it, let me know if you liked it!

  2. Deirdre

    This sounds so straightforward and so comforting! Also a great way to sneak some veggies into the kids, mine certainly like/tolerate them, but under the guise of mac-n-cheese I will be successful! Thanks for linking this up on Photo Friday! YUM!

    • Susan

      Thanks Deirdre!
      Good point about sneaking veggies into kid/family meals! My 13-month old happily finished his plate as well, but he will eat most things covered in cheese. :)

  3. Sandra @ The Adored Home

    Joining you from the Meatless Monday Blog Hop! What a yummy recipe! I will be trying this for sure! I am now following you on all social media. Hope you will stop by and do the same!
    Sandra
    The Adored Home

    • Susan

      Thanks for stopping by here! :) If you make the pasta, let me know how you liked it!

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