Roasted Garlic Fettuccine with Roasted Winter Squash and Toasted Goat Cheese

Serving Size:  4-6

Ingredients:

1 lb. Pappardelle’s Roasted Garlic Fettuccine
2 lbs. kabocha or butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (8 oz.) goat cheese log
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs, preferably Panko
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a lasagna style-pan or jelly-roll pan coated with a thin amount of olive oil, add squash and bell pepper. Mix in 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, rosemary and black pepper. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, stirring at least once.
  3. Place goat cheese log in freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Remove and cut cheese into equal rounds. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and dredge each round with breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 6-9 minutes.
  4. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente (about 8-10 minutes). Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water, and drain.
  5. In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper flakes and garlic heat on low. Add squash and bell pepper mixture. Cook until thoroughly warm, about 5 minutes.
  6. Place desired amount of pasta on individual plates, top with squash mixture and 1-2 goat cheese rounds. Serve immediately.
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