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Whole Wheat Pasta with Roasted Squash

This classic Italian main dish is a complete meal and it can be prepared by boiling the dish.
  Pine nuts 2 Tablespoon, toasted (Italian Classics, Grocery Dept)
  Whole wheat fusilli 8 Ounce (1/2 Box)
  Butternut squash 20 Ounce, cleaned and cut into 3/4 inch dice (1 Package, Food You Feel Good About)
  Red onion 1⁄2 , peeled, 1/2-inch dice to make about 1 1/2 cups
  Basting oil 1 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Chopped escarole 15 Ounce (1 Package, Fresh, Food You Feel Good About)
  Pancetta 4 Ounce (1 Package, Citterio Mini-Cubes Recipe Ready, Deli Dept)
  Peeled garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced (Food You Feel Good About)
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Alfredo sauce 13 Ounce (1 Container, Italian Classics, Dairy Dept)
  Grated parmigiano reggiano cheese 2 Tablespoon (Italian Classics)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

1. Toss squash and onions with basting oil in large bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast about 20 min, or until vegetables are well-caramelized and tender.

2. Blanch escarole 2-3 min in large pot of boiling salted water. Drain; transfer to bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside.

3. Add pancetta to skillet on MEDIUM. Cook, stirring, 3-5 min, until crisp and brown. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels. Return to pan. Add garlic. Cook, stirring, 1-2 min, until tender.

4. Add wine. Cook, stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pan. Simmer about 4 min, until liquids are reduced by half. Stir in alfredo sauce.

5. Bring to simmer; add escarole and black pepper to taste. Stir to blend. Add pasta; toss until well-combined. Stir in squash and onions, then pine nuts. Top with cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Incorporate some whole wheat pasta by whiping up this classic recipe by Chef Mark. The pancetta flavored sauce and roasted squash create amazing flavors when tossed with the pasta. A colorful medley for you to try on a dull day.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 688 Calories from Fat 317

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.5%

Saturated Fat 14.3 g71.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 71.4 mg23.8%

Sodium 993.3 mg41.4%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g24.1%

Dietary Fiber 12.8 g51%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 25 g49.6%

Vitamin A 347.5% Vitamin C 64.6%

Calcium 17% Iron 18.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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