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What's Cookin' Good Lookin' Cooking Challenge - Week 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am participating in my Maintainers Team Cooking Challenge. The challenge is, we choose a recipe to make, then make it, take photos, and post a little review here. Those of you who follow me on Pinterest know that I pretty much "review" every recipe I make! So this is fun for me.

Anyway, I opted to make Skinnytaste's Pasta with Butternut Sauce and Spicy Sausage & Baby Spinach: www.skinnytaste.com/2012
I mainly chose to make it because J is out of town this week, and he dislikes butternut squash, so I'm taking the opportunity to make it while he's gone! I also had right around a pound of butternut squash already diced in the freezer, and 8oz of pasta to use up.

This was a really tasty pasta, I really liked the sauce. It was also pretty easy to put together and didn't dirty up too many dishes, which is always a good thing! I made it as 4 servings, using 8oz of pasta. I left out the sage, as it often bothers my stomach. Next time I might add fresh thyme to add a bit of flavor to replace the sage. I calculated each serving as 511 calories.

I will definitely save this recipe to make again sometime (when J isn't home!). I plan on enjoying the leftovers for lunches tomorrow and Friday, and sometime over the weekend!

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    I love winter squash, any winter squash and this recipe looks really delicious. Thank you for sharing it!
    1975 days ago
    It looks great! I'll definitely give this a try when I can find some butternut squash at the local market. And I think the thyme would really be a nice addition.
    1976 days ago
    Thanks for your comments ladies :) SEATTLE58, using the squashes really gives the pasta interesting flavor... and since it's pureed up it's doesn't feel like you're eating big chunks of squash, which I'm not as big of a fan of. I've made mac n cheese with butternut squash puree before too and it was great!
    1977 days ago
  • INAFFIT319
    What?? Butternut squash, spinach, pasta AND sausage. Sounds perfect. I just pinned this! Thanks for sharing emoticon
    1977 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Yummy!! Looks delicious!
    1977 days ago
    Interesting! I've been so leery about all the squashes there are now in recipes that you'd never think of having in them.I guess I'm a slow learner, but I'll be brave and give some a try when I'm by myself too! emoticon
    1977 days ago
    Yum! I made my second batch of this last night and it turned out even better than my first attempt. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your feedback.
    1977 days ago
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