Fettuccine Alfredo with acorn squash - Le Coup de Grâce

Fettuccine Alfredo with acorn squash

Preparation :25 min Cooking :1h25 min
Difficulty :easy
Servings :4 to 6

It’s squash season – the perfect time of year for this fettuccine Alfredo with butternut squash I’ve created in collaboration with @barillacanada. This dish is incredibly creamy, and the squash puree can be prepared in advance for a delicious weeknight meal! #barillacanada #ad #squashforlife

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squashes, peeled and diced (about 5 cups)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Provence herbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 454 g fettuccine
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese + a little for the service
  • 1/2 cup 15% country-style cream
  • 6 slices of bacon cooked crispy, coarsely chopped
  • The leaves of 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • Salt and pepper from the mill

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Place the squash cubes on the plate, drizzle with olive oil, add the Provence herbs then season with salt and pepper. Toss.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour or until the squash is very tender.
  • Place the squash in a food processor, add the butter and chicken broth and purée. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan filled with salted boiling water, cook pasta al dente following the directions on the package. Reserve 1 cup of cooking water, pour pasta in a colander and drain. Return to the large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add squash purée, cheese and about 1/2 cup of cooking water. Toss to combine.
  • Add cream, bacon and fresh thyme then season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Add a little pure cooking water to adjust the texture if desired.
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