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Butternut Squash Recipe 


Butternut Squash With Wholemeal PastaWe all need to eat well and this butternut squash recipe with wholemeal pasta shows that sticking to the Mediterranean Diet can be fun and delicious too.
Roasted butternut squash is creamy and unctous, filling and comforting. The red wine and balsamic vinegar adds acidity and a little sharpness and the grated parmesan just tops the whole thing off.
We're particularly proud of this dish as it provides a filling and satisfying meal with real flavour and yet there is nothing fattening or unhealthy in it.
It's easy and reasonably quick to make and will wow your friends and family. Just don't tell them how healthy it is - it may put them off.
Eat well - feel full and satisfied and lose those excess pounds without undue effort.  


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Mediterranean Diet Butternut Squash Recipe

  Ingredients for Two People

  • 300g./12ozs. of butternut squash in 1"/2.5cm. cubes.
  • 180g./8ozs. of wholemeal pasta (we use spaghetti).
  • 1 Onion - roughly chopped.
  • 2 Cloves of garlic finely chopped.
  • 2 Small chopped chillis (fresh or dried).
  • 2 Tbls. of good olive oil.
  • 1 good glass of red wine around 250ml.
  • The same of water.
  • 1/2 A stock cube (veg or chicken).
  • 1 Tbls. of balsamic vinegar.
  • A 2" piece of cinammon.
  • 4 Bay leaves.
  • 1/2 Tsp. of cornflour/cornstarch slaked in a little water.
  • 50g./20ozs. Of freshly grated parmesan.
  • Salt to taste
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Butternut Squash Recipe Method
  1. OK - brown your onions and squash in a metal handled frypan.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli and stir.
  3. Pop your pan into a preheated oven at 150ºc./300ºf. for 15-20 minutes until everything is soft and golden.
  4. Meanwhile put on a large pan of salted water to boil, throw in the spaghetti and boil for 10-12 mins (follow packet instructions).
  5. And make the sauce.
  6. Put the wine, water, crumbled stock cube,cinammon, and bayleaves into a pan and reduce to half it's volume.
  7. Thicken a little with the slaked cornflour and keep warm.
  8. Drain the pasta and divide between two warmed bowls.
  9. Now top with the roasted mixture.
  10. Spoon over the red wine sauce.
  11. And sprinkle with the parmesan.

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