Butternut and Bacon Pasta Sauce

Butternut and Bacon Pasta Sauce


This lovely butternut and bacon pasta sauce I have made once while working at Augusta Kleinbosch for an Italian evening we had. We used our lovely red and white check tablecloths and we had a buffet of pasta, 3 to choose from. I had Chicken Alfredo Pasta, bacon and butternut pasta and the last one I, unfortunately, can't remember. You can make your own basic pasta dough or for an alternative just buy ready made pasta - a good quality of course- and quickly cook if you are in a hurry or you had a long day at work. Buy pieces of bacon, already cut to save you more time and prepare the blocks of butternut by cutting them into the small blocks the day before. Then you just have to pop them in the oven to roast. You can even try and save up more time by cooking the butternut in water- but note- not too soft. It is a great winter menu idea to invite friends and set the fireplace alight to be nice and cosy. Follow a few ideas to set up the table setting the true Italian way, light up some candles and drink some wine!

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Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Ready in: 80 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories 446 Carbs: 52.6g Protein: 23g Fat: 17.6g

1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped
250 g bacon, chopped into small pieces or cubes
1 medium butternut, peeled, seeded and cut into very small cubes
800g or 2 cans of chopped Whole pealed Italian tomatoes
10 ml fresh basil, shredded
250 ml cream

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Peel the butternut and chop into smallest blocks you possibly can.Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.Cover with foil and roast about 30-45 minutes until cooked.
Fry the onion till light and glossy.Add the ginger and bacon and cook further.
Add the cans of whole pealed tomatoes and reduce the heat .
Add the roasted butternut, mix well and continue to cook on low heat.
Add the basil last and add the cream.
Serve warm over spaghetti, tagliatelle or any other noodles of choice.
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