Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

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Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

Postby piedmontfields » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 pm

"Roasted butternut squash (cubes) + pesto over pasta"

The title says the recipe. If you like meat, add chopped bacon or sausage. It is also nice with a topping of sautéed kale or other greens.

When it is cold, this is one of my favorite recipes! Pistou (French pesto) was put up in the freezer from the summer.

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Re: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

Postby Canyon » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:25 pm

Mmm, mmm - sounds good! I love pesto, though I do confess to make it with walnuts rather than more expensive pine nuts (many of which come from China, for some reason.) Pesto is one of many reasons to grow a garden - the joy of my own basil forest!

So I skimmed a few recipes to see the difference between pesto and pistou - no nuts or cheese in pistou?

Does anyone bother to blanch the basil leaves? I never have and wonder if it is worth the effort.

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Re: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

Postby piedmontfields » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:22 pm

No nuts or cheese in pistou (poor man's pesto!). I find that it is more flexible, as I can add the nut of choice and cheese later if I want to in some recipes. We never blanch the basil leaves--but are generous with olive oil. We typically freeze in small "horse supplement size" containers.


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