Orecchiette With Butternut Squash And Sage

  • Yield : 24 (1 1/2-Cup)
  • Servings : 24 (1 1/2-Cup)
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A bit of jalapeno adds welcome spice to this classic combination of squash and earthy sage. Recipe courtesy Martin Breslin, Harvard University.


  • 3 lb Barilla orecchiette or campanelle
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 1/2 lb diced butternut squash
  • 18 oz butter
  • 3 oz finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 3 Tbsp sliced scallions
  • 12 oz grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

In a large rondeau, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the squash and stir constantly until tender but not mushy. Season with salt and pepper. Cool and set aside.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Add 1 Tbsp butter to a hot sauté pan. When it is lightly browned, add 2 tsp sage, ¼ tsp garlic, and 1/8 tsp jalapeño. Cook until golden brown. Add 1 cup pasta and about 2 oz squash. Sauté until golden, stirring constantly. Add about ½ tsp scallions, another 1 tsp butter, and season with salt and pepper. Plate and garnish with 2 Tbsp Parmesan and another 1 tsp sage.

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  • Campanelle
  • Medium Shells
  • Orecchiette
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (170g)
Servings Per Container 24 (1 1/2-Cup)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 510
Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 220mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g

Vitamin A 160%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 20%
Iron 15%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.