Not just for Halloween

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, but with the 31st October fast approaching, I thought I'd share the closest thing to a Halloween ish recipe I have! I make it with Butternut Squash but you could easily swap it for Pumpkin if you fancied. This is one of my favourite dinners, I seem to make it more than anything else as it's just so easy.

Squashy Pasta

When I first started making this, I didn't use the Chorizo and it was still as delicious... So if you're a Vegetarian don't worry, just leave it out!

- Preheat the oven to about 200 degrees Celsius / Gas mark 6.
- Chop up the Butternut Squash and onion into chunks and put into a roasting tray. 
- Pop in a couple of chopped garlic cloves, salt & black pepper and drizzle it all with some olive oil. Stir it all so everything is nicely glistening in oil. 

- Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. 
- Around 10 mins before the time is up, put your pasta on to cook (depending on how long yours takes!) 
- At this point you also want to put your chopped up Chorizo into the pan with the squash etc. 

- Once pasta is cooked, drain it but leave a teeny bit of water left in the pan. Put the contents of the roasting tin in with the pasta and add a couple of big spoonfuls of Creme Fraiche. 

- Give it all a good stir over a low heat just so the creme fraiche heats through. It's totally up to you how much you put in... I tend to add a bit more as I like this dish quite creamy. 

- You're ready to serve. Grate some fresh Parmesan over the top with some more black pepper and enjoy! 

It's not the best looking dish I grant you but it's so yummy. I find it such an easy dish to make and I always end up making too much. It's nice the next day too heated through in the microwave. 

Let me know if you give it a go and I hope you like it! 

(Apologies for the shoddy photos... iphone and bad lighting in my tiny kitchen)


  1. I love pasta! And Parmesan to finish it off is just delish! Will be trying this recipe :)

    Lana, xo

  2. Yeah I love Parmesan :) Let me know how you get on if you make it!
    Lucy x

  3. This looks so yummy. I could eat it right now and it's 10am! haha x

    1. Haha, it's delicious... and I would totally eat it at 10am! No problemo :) x


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