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Pasta with Winter Squash and Pine Nuts

Pasta in a soft squash sauce seasoned with pine nuts, sage and parmesan cheese.



  1. Shred squash. Melt butter in a large skillet, add pine nuts, cook until lightly brown, remove and set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to pan, sauté garlic for 30 seconds over medium-high heat.
  3. Add squash and 1 cup of water. Cook until water is absorbed. Add the rest of the water, 1/2 cup at a time stirring occasionally until absorbed each time.
  4. Stir in sugar, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  6. Combine pasta, squash mixture in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup reserved pasta water, and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  7. Toss well. Serve sprinkled with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  8. Note: based on recipe from Cooking Light.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 389 calories in 1 serving of Pasta with Winter Squash and Pine Nuts.
Calorie break-down: 29% fat, 55% carbs, 16% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 113
Calories 389
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.6g 19%
  Saturated Fat 6.153g 31%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.634g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.814g  
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 647mg 27%
Potassium 406mg  
Total Carbohydrate 53.81g 18%
  Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
  Sugars 3.49g  
Protein 15.88g  
Vitamin A 994% Vitamin C 163%
Calcium 177% Iron 103%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(389 calories)
19% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (55%)
Fat (29%)
Protein (16%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories