Delicata Squash Gemelli

  • Servings : 24
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French mediterranean late summer pasta with goat cheese, pistachio, meyer lemon, castelvetrano olives, and parsley.


Step 1

For the Pistachio Gremolata: In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped pistachios, chopped Castelvetrano olives, Meyer lemon zest and juice, chopped parsley and extra virgin olive oil. Reserve for pasta.

Step 2

For the Roasted Delicata Squash: Preheat convection oven to 425°F. Cut Delicata Squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds, cut into 1/8" half-moons. On a parchment lined half sheet tray, mix Delicata squash with canola oil, then evenly distribute on the try. Gently season with salt and fresh ground pepper. Roast for 13-15 minutes until they begin to caramelize to a light golden-brown color and the edges begin to crisp.

Step 3

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions.

Step 4

In a large rondo, add extra virgin olive oil and slowly heat the garlic for about 1–2 minutes. Immediately add the cooked pasta.

Step 5

Add 2 cups pasta water, goat cheese crumbles, roasted Delicata squash, then mix ingredients and cook for about 2 minutes to create a glaze on the pasta.

Step 6

Turn the fire to low, remove from burner, and add the Pistachio Gremolata. Salt, and gently toss pasta and ingredients together very well. Continue to cook for 1 more minute.

Step 7

Gently place pasta into large serving platter or hotel pans.

Step 8

Evenly distribute Pistachio Gremolata over top of pasta. Garnish with more goat cheese.


  • 3 lb. Gemelli pasta, cooked 12 min. to al dente
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 ea. garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 12 oz goat cheese, crumbled into 5-6 pieces
  • 24 oz Delicata squash, sliced 1/8" and roasted (cooked yield)
  • 1½ oz goat cheese, crumbled into 5-6 pieces
  • 2 oz pistachio gremolata
  • For the Pistachio and Castelvetrano Gremolata:
  • 3 oz pistachios, roasted & salted, chopped 1/8"
  • 3 oz Castelvetrano olives
  • 1 ea. Meyer lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp. Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 oz extra virgin olive oil
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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Gemelli

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.