Baked Roasted Squash, Ricotta and Pasta

Number of Servings: 7 (195g)
Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Baked Roasted Squash, Ricotta and Pasta

The squash is roasted with sweet onions, mixed with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses and combined with corkscrew pasta then baked. If you’re looking for an elegant spin on macaroni and cheese, you may find that this dish satisfies your cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3 cups)
  • 1 lg. sweet onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3/4 t. freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz. dried corkscrew-shaped pasta
  • 2 c. fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 3 T. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375º F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking oil spray. Have a 9″ x 13″ or similar-size baking dish at hand.
  2. Combine the squash and onion pieces with the nutmeg, the salt and pepper to taste and the olive oil on the prepared sheet; toss to mix. Arrange the seasoned vegetables in a single layer and transfer the sheet to the oven. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until the squash is tender and the onion has browned lightly. Remove the vegetables from the oven; reduce the temperature to 350º.
  3. While the vegetables roast, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.
  4. Combine 1 1/2 cups of the ricotta with 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese in a large bowl; add salt and pepper to taste. Add the cooked pasta and toss to incorporate.
  5. Add the roasted vegetables to the bowl and gently mix to combine. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish. Drop dollops of the remaining 1/2 cup of ricotta over the pasta. Use a small knife to spread out the dollops; they will not cover the pasta completely. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese over the dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. For a more finished look: After the pasta has baked, turn on the broiler, uncover the pasta and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese has lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

7 servings per container

Serving Size 195g

Amount per serving
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 28g
Protein 13g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 340.4mg 25%
Iron 1.6mg 10%
Potassium 515mg 10%
Vitamin A 350.1mcg 40%
Vitamin C 15.2mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 2.6mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.4mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 148.6mcg 37%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.1mcg 4%
Chloride 44.4mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 102.8mg 8%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 42.5mg 10%
Zinc 0.7mg 10%
Selenium 21.7mcg 40%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.4mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Fat Free Ricotta Cheese (whey (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Skim Milk, Vinegar, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, (stabilizers)), Butternut Squash, Pasta (durum Semolina Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin And Folic Acid), Onion, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Ground Nutmeg.

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