Roasted Acorn Squash with Pasta & Duxelles

The classic pairing of squash and sage is utterly delicious combined with our housemade duxelles and pasta.

Ingredients:
For squash:
2 Acorn squash
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, coarsely torn
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
To finish:
½ cup half & half
½ cup grated Pecorino cheese
1 pound Lagana Foods’ campanelle pasta
Farm & Larder duxelles

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Scrub squash well and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and attached pulp; cut each half lengthwise again, then slice crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices.

2. In a small bowl, mix melted butter with honey. Arrange the squash in a single layer on a baking sheet and brush each piece with the butter and honey, reserving half of the mixture. Season the squash lightly with salt and pepper and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Roast for 20 minutes.

3. Add the fresh sage to the remaining butter-honey mixture. Remove the squash from the oven and turn them with tongs. Brush each piece with the butter mixture, season again with salt and pepper, and return to the oven, uncovered for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook al dente, about 8 minutes, reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Drain pasta.

5. Combine pasta in a large serving bowl with half & half and Pecorino, adding pasta cooking liquid as needed to create a loose sauce. Add squash and duxelles, toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper as needed, and top with an extra grating of Pecorino cheese.

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