Afghan-Inspired Kaddu Butternut Squash Oven Baked Penne Pasta
Our take on a pasta bake perfectly combines Afghan and Italian flavors!
Chef Zainab starts with the sauce, slow cooking thick slices of butternut squash with tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeño peppers. While the squash cooks, Chef Zainab boils the penne and sautés mushrooms. Once the squash is perfectly tender and seasoned, Chef Zainab blends it to create the creamy sauce that'll be mixed into the pasta. Once all the individual ingredients are prepped and ready, Chef Zainab begins the assembly process. She combines the sauce, penne, and mushrooms together and forms two delicious full layers of butternut squash infused pasta with a blend of cheeses on top. To finish the dish off, Chef Zainab bakes the pasta until the cheese is perfectly melty. This Afghan-inspired butternut squash pasta bake is the perfect blend of flavors and cultures, creating something truly unique and delicious. This dish bursts with savory and tangy flavors while also providing the perfect creamy texture in each bite.
Full Ingredients: Butternut Squash, Tomatoes, Yellow Onion, Garlic, Jalapeño, Tomato Paste, Salt, Canola Oil, Penne, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper, Mushrooms, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese
Allergens: Dairy (Mozzarella, Parmesan), Gluten (Penne)