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Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese with Penne


Roasted butternut squash and onions add tons of delicious flavor, roasted walnuts and freshly chopped basil definitely give the pasta another layer of yumminess. It can be served as a main course or a side dish!













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium


nonstick cooking spray
2 pounds butternut squash
1 squash, or kombucha squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 onions
diced into 1/2-inch pieces
olive oil
for drizzling
salt and black pepper
prefer kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper
1 pound pasta, penne
whole wheat
1 cup goat (chevre) cheese
8 ounces, crumbled
1 cup walnuts
coarsely chopped and toasted
1 cup basil
leaves, freshly chopped and packed
cup Parmesan cheese


Put an oven rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

Put the squash and onion in a large bowl, add the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, mix well and arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for about 45 minutes until the vegetables are golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.

As the squash mixture is cooling, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Drain and reserve about 2 cups of the pasta water.

Mix together the pasta, goat cheese and 1 cup of pasta water in a large serving bowl.

Toss until the cheese has melted and forms a creamy sauce. Stir in the squash and onion mixture, the walnuts and the basil.

Toss well and season with salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with Parmesan and serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 120g (4.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44031% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 9% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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