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Eating On A Budget Recipe 2/3

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    Bacon and Butternut Pasta

                       Bacon and Butternut Pasta Recipe

Try this spinach salad as a side dish: Combine 1½ tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1½ teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper; whisk. Toss with 5 cups fresh spinach. Top with 1 cored and thinly sliced Braeburn apple.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Cost per Serving: $2.07

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine 
  • bacon slices 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring 3 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta; cook for 8 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, and reserve 1/3 cup cooking liquid.
  2. 2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add butter to drippings in pan; cook 30 seconds or until butter melts. Increase heat to medium-high. Add squash; sauté 7 minutes or until almost tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, pasta, reserved cooking liquid, and cheese; cook 2 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with bacon and onions.
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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momofsixangels
by Colleen on Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I would eat it w/o the squash

wandep
by Pam on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM

my kids would never eat it

michiganmom116
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM


Quoting wandep:

my kids would never eat it

mine neither....and I KNOW I wouldn't eat it.  Pasta's not my thing.

LifeCafe42
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM
Looks yummy
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elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

For some reason, I would never have thought of combining butternut squash and blue cheese.

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM

sounds good

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Kids wouldnt eat it though...

othermom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

That sounds yummy

EbonySnow
by Desiree on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

 no thanks

ashleymosq
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Looks good.

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