Barilla® Penne with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Balsamic Vinegar
The squash and bacon sauce is a perfect match for Penne. An inviting first course ideal for the fall.
Ingredients for 8 people
- 1 box Barilla® Penne
- 1 medium butternut squash
- ½ cup bacon (or pancetta)
- ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1 clove garlic
- A few drops of aged traditional balsamic vinegar
- 1 leek
- Extra virgin olive oil to taste
1Peel the squash and remove seeds. Cut half into 1/2-inch cubes. Cut bacon into thin strips. Chop rosemary, garlic and parsley separately. Heat oil in a pan and fry bacon until crunchy to remove all excess fat.
2Stir in rosemary, garlic, parsley and squash. When the vegetables are cooked, purée in a blender until creamy.
3Cook pasta according to package directions.
4Drain and toss with the prepared sauce.
5Sprinkle with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and serve garnished with bacon and parsley.
6Sprinkle with a few drops of balsamic vinegar on top.