Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

This was an On-the-whim-what-do-we-have-in-the-cupboard? kind of recipe.  I am always pleased and a little surprised when these recipes turn out well.  This dish may very well be the answer to Greta’s distaste for marinara sauce, which I find rather perplexing.  
Cut 1 butternut squash in half.  Remove seeds and roast at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes or until soft.  Allow to cool, remove squash flesh from skin, puree.  
Boil 1 box of pasta.  I used whole wheat elbow pasta this time.  Before draining, reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.  Drain and place in an oven safe dish. 
Add 1 tablespoon bullion paste to pasta water.  Mix well. 
In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Combine broth, 2 teaspoons dried garlic flakes, and freshly ground pepper. Bring to a boil.  
Add 2 cups of pureed butternut squash.  I used 4 cups (my whole roasted squash) so that I would have leftovers to turn into soup.  Add 1/2 cup almond milk, stir well.  Bring to boil again, until thickened.  
Pour the filling over the cooked pasta until it is covered, but not swimming.  

Sprinkle the top with stuffing mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  

So so so good and no dairy.  🙂

Mommy’s Medley Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

Cut 1 butternut squash in half.  Remove seeds and roast at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes or until soft.  Allow to cool, remove squash flesh, puree.  

Boil 1 box of pasta.  Before draining, reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.  Drain and place in an oven safe dish. 

Add 1 tablespoon bullion paste to pasta water.  Mix well. 
In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Combine broth, 2 teaspoons dried garlic flakes, and freshly ground pepper. Bring to a boil.  
Add 2 cups of pureed butternut squash Add 1/2 cup almond milk, stir well.  Bring to boil again, until thickened.  Pour the filling over the cooked pasta until it is covered, but not swimming.  Sprinkle the top with stuffing mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  

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