Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Roasted Butternut Squash with Penne

This is a yummy dish inspired by Nupur's (of One Hot Stove) lovely recipe of Roasted Squash-Onion Lasagna

I made the following modifications -
  1. Instead of lasagna sheets I used a whole wheat penne. This is purely because I did not have lasagna sheets on hand when I made it but the whole wheat penne went really well with the butternut squash and the bechamel and gave it an earthy flavour and good bite.
  2. I rubbed some dry italian herbs like thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano on the butternut squash and onion before roasting.
  3. Before baking I topped the whole thing with a mixture of grated Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs instead of just the Parmesan cheese.
  4. While making the bechamel sauce, I added some chopped garlic to the butter before the flour to give a garlicky flavor to the sauce.
  5. I also shallow fried some sage leaves in olive oil and added it to the mixture before baking.

Thanks Nupur for this lovely recipe! i really enjoyed making it and eating it:)


Nupur said...

All of your variations sound so good that I am going to try them next time I make this! The pasta looks absolutely wonderful. Thanks for trying the recipe :)

Asha said...

Roasted veggies are always a pleasure to eat, looks great!:)

Smita said...

Nupur: The credit is all yours for the wonderful recipe:)
Asha: Thanks Asha!

Asha said...

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Just 2 pages of short story and it she really packs a punch.
"Daughters of Kerala" book with 25 stories is available in Amazon right now but they don't have any book exclusively written by Gracy. Probably available in In India, or in Kerala. Wish I could get her book too!:))