Barilla® Linguine

with Caramelized Apple, Pumpkin & Bacon

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Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Linguine
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups apples, peeled, diced ½ inch
  • 3 cups pumpkin*, peeled, diced ½ inch
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, ½ inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 small goat cheese log

*can substitute butternut squash

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  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • In mixing bowl combine olive oil, apples, pumpkin, thyme and bacon lardoons.
  • Place on nonstick baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until apples are caramelized and pumpkin is soft.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water. Place pasta and pasta water back in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add apple mixture, scrapping all ingredients from baking sheet into pasta. Toss and heat through, season to taste.
  • Place in eight bowls and top with toasted pumpkin seeds and cheese.
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