Roasted squash & red onion pasta

Roasted squash & red onion pasta

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(13 ratings)

Takes 50-60 minutes


Serves 2
A simple supper of roasted squash and red onion pasta will perk up your midweek meals

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal572
  • fat13.8g
  • saturates7.6g
  • carbs102g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre9.2g
  • protein16.7g
  • salt0.16g
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  • 1 butternut squash, about 700g/1lb 9oz
  • 2 red onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, sliced
  • 175g penne or rigatoni
  • 3 rounded tbsp crème fraîche, full or half fat


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Peel and deseed the squash, then cut it into mouthful-sized chunks and tip into a roasting tin. Peel the onions, leaving the root intact. Then cut each, through the root, into eight wedges and put them in the tin.

  2. Add the garlic to the tin with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, then toss everything together with your hands until all the ingredients are glistening. Roast for 30-35 minutes, until everything has browned nicely.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of salted water following the timings given on the packet. Drain the pasta, reserving about 4 tbsp of the cooking water. Remove the tin from the oven and add the cooking water and crème fraîche, stirring everything together lightly. Tip in the pasta and toss well. Serve with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan.

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Comments (15)

Vegirl's picture

This was so much better than l expected. The only thing l did differently was to add a few chili flakes when l roasted the veg. The secret is to season really well and a little more heavily than you think you need. Beautiful and very simple.

valor2010's picture

This is okay. Butternut squash and pasta is a rather stodgy combo.

KochinVeronica's picture

OMG!! This recipe is by far the tastiest squash recipe I have ever eaten!It deserves not 5, but 6 stars. I was indeed generous with the seasoning and it came out lovely, just lovely. Highly recommended!

magickat77's picture

This was easy to make and very tasty. I used sweet potato instead of squash and replaced the creme fraiche with sweet chilli Philadelphia for a bit of extra kick.

spottedsparrow's picture

Gorgeous! I added some fresh sage to the squash. I'll definitely be making this again.

claireguscott's picture

love this meal, very tasty, added some chorizo which added a nice spice as contrast to the sweetness of the veg!

kavanau2's picture

I left out the cheese and added a tin of tomatoes, 1 tsp sugar and some tabasco
the sweetness of the veggies together is gorgeous, very tasty meal, will do again.
Could also add pieces of chicken to make more substantial

beckyshields's picture

This is delicious, I highly recommend it.

kholden's picture

This has become a weekly staple since trying it. The roasted garlic and squash go so well with the pasta and the onion. Quick and easy to do...although why is peeling squash such a nightmare!

dahlia107's picture

Thought this was just OK. If it wasn't for the parmesan on top, would have been very bland.

marola's picture

The perfect pasta dish for me. I loved the sweet flavors of the squash and onion. I could eat this until the cows come home and I don't even have any cows!

loz_kelly79's picture

While this was tasty I have had better pumpkin/pasta combos... Won't make again in a hurry.

gilliangol's picture

Wow! Really one of those Wow meals! The smell from the kitchen was good ... the taste exceptional. I love the combination of sweetness from the red onions combined with the butternut squash against the garlic. This meal is fantastic and so easy to make. I thoroughly recommend it.

eleanormayo's picture

Tried this recipe to use up some butternut squash and was really surprised by how tasty it was.

eleanormayo's picture

Tried this recipe to use up some butternut squash and was really surprised by how tasty it was.

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horntown's picture

Just tried this recipe and it was great! I did add a couple of things - mushrooms work really well in this, and can be added to the veg mix. Also, some smoked paprika and thyme added before roasting adds a bit more flavour.

One thing, I did notice the squash could do with roasting a bit long than suggested, so it may be worth letting that roast for about 10-20 minutes before adding the onion and mushrooms.