Pepita Pesto Pasta w/ Roasted Squash

Pepita Pesto Pasta w/ Roasted Squash

SQUASH! Are you binging on squash like I am? In the span of one week I made this here pasta and this fab salad. SQUASH!

I almost cut my hand off while cubing up a butternut squash but that’s a different post all together.

That post will be titled MY NAME IS TRACY AND I AM A KLUTZ IN THE KITCHEN.

I digress…

Let’s talk about this pasta. If you’re a pesto fan and want to shake things up, GET ON THIS PESTO immediately.

Take your traditional pesto and SHAKE IT UP with cilantro, jalapenos, pepitas & parsley. It kinda reminds me of guacamole.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1  1/2 lbs. butternut squash, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • nutmeg, for grating
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pepitas
  • 2 jalapeño chile peppers, seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or pasted
  • Juice of 1 lime
Read the whole recipe on Shutterbean