Butternut Squash Carbonara with Ham
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Serves: 4
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 kilo / 2 lb butternut squash flesh
  • 200 gr./ 4 oz. ham, cut in cubes
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetables stock
  • 500 gr. / 18 oz. linguini
  • 3 tbsp parmigiano Reggiano + (the rind of the parmigiano piece, optional)
  • Olive oil
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Take 400 gr. / 14 oz. of the squash flesh and put it in a preheated oven at 175°C/ 350° F until it becomes soft.
  2. In a deep skillet pour 3 to 4 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. In medium/high heat sauté the onion, garlic and the rest 600 gr. / 21 oz. of the squash for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the stock and the cheese rind and bring to boil.
  5. Add salt and pepper and the sage and rosemary.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer until the squash becomes soft.
  7. In the meantime in another skillet sauté the ham until it takes a nice color.
  8. Remove and set aside.
  9. When the squash is ready either puree it in your blender or with an immersion blender puree the squash inside your skillet.
  10. Add the 3 tbsp of parmigiano and let it melt.
  11. By now also the rind of the cheese will be melted as well.
  12. Serve squash sauce over linguini topped with roasted squash and ham.
  13. You can add more pepper or more cheese on top.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at https://www.culinaryflavors.gr/butternut-squash-carbonara-with-ham/