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Baked Bow-Tie Pasta and Winter Squash

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Casseroles are often great dishes to prepare ahead for your family to use when you cannot be home for dinner. They are also great to share with others at parties, for pot-luck dinners or when providing meals for others.

In this recipe, bow-tie pasta pairs with winter squash and parmesan cheese for a creamy flavorful casserole. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (16 oz) bow-tie (farfalle) pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 packages (10 oz each) frozen winter squash, thawed
  • 1 ¼ cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray 2-quart round baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
  4. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  5. Add onion; cook and stir over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown. Stir in thawed squash, chicken broth, thyme and salt.
  6. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  7. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  8. In large bowl, toss pasta with squash mixture. Spoon into baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes or until hot and cheese begins to brown. (Serves 6)

Tip: Using frozen winter squash is an easy way to add flavor and nutrients to this creamy bow-tie pasta dish.

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