Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon

Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Matthew Kimura. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Creamy and satisfyingly filling, but jam-packed with vitamins, this fettuccine is perfect to fend off chilly winter weather.


  • 375 g fettuccine pasta

  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

  • 20 sage leaves

  • 1 onion, grated

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 cups frozen diced butternut squash

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1. Cook pasta following package directions until tender. Reserve 1 1/2 cups pasta water before draining. Return pasta to pot. Meanwhile, heat a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add bacon and cook until crisp, 4 to 6 min. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate.

    2. Add sage to pan with bacon fat and cook until dark green and crisp, 1 to 2 min. Transfer to plate with bacon. Reduce heat to medium. Discard all but 2 tbsp fat from pan.

    3. Add onion, carrot and garlic to pan and cook until softened, 5 to 6 min. Add squash, reserved pasta water and salt. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high and cook until tender, 6 to 8 min.

    4. Transfer vegetables and any liquid to a blender. Purée until smooth.

    5. Add squash mixture, sour cream and half of bacon and sage leaves to pasta, stirring to coat. Divide among 4 bowls and sprinkle with remaining bacon and sage leaves.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 621, Protein 24g, Carbohydrates 87g, Fat 20g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 785mg.
Excellent source of vitamin A.

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