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Orecchiete with Roasted Butternut Squash
with peas, panko and creme fraiche

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
We toss roasted butternut squash, peas and panko with orecchiette (pasta shaped like small ears) for a delicous fall combo. Finished with some creme fraiche and butter for some simple richness.

Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Orecchiete with Roasted Butternut Squash:
  • Thyme, fresh leaves - 1 tsp
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, diced
  • Butternut squash, frozen - 16 oz ((sub fresh))
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Peas, frozen - 1 cup
  • Maple syrup - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Pasta, orecchiette (sub any small pasta shape) - 10 oz
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Creme fraiche - 3 Tbsp
  • Lemons - 1/2, juice of

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Prep

  1. Thyme / Shallots / Butternut squash (if not frozen) - Prep as directed. Can be stored into 1 container. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss thyme, shallots, butternut squash and olive oil onto a sheet pan. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes. Add panko, peas and maple syrup. Toss with butternut squash and roast for another 10 to 12 minutes until butternut squash is golden.
  3. While veggies are roasting, bring a pot of water to boil for pasta. Salt and then add pasta. Cook until al dente. Save 1/2 cup / 118mL of pasta water and drain pasta.
  4. Toss roasted veggies while hot with pasta, butter, half the pasta water and creme fraiche. Add more pasta water as necessary. Finish with lemon juice and add more salt and pepper as necessary.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (128)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (11)

Most Helpful

Made the salmon only. The lemon is a nice touch to help cut the sweetness (paleo version).

By: Sarah
Posted: Nov 29, 2016
Diet: Paleo
1 Helpful

58 reviews

Not my favorite of the CS salmon recipes. I didn't have fresh thyme, used dried, should have skipped. The panko wasn't quite crunchy - prob needed to cook longer. Had left over squash and made Brussels sprouts. My brother liked it, just ok from my perspective.

By: Christine
Posted: Dec 29, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Broiled for about 5 minutes to brown top. The flavors were great!

By: Phyllis
Posted: Jul 12, 2017
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I didn't make the squash, but the salmon was amazing!! We paired it with miso-maple roasted carrots from another recipe. Best ever.

By: Tracy
Posted: Jun 30, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Kept this in the over for 30+ minutes, but the crust never completely crisped up. The crust was a bit mushy as a result. And the fish itself was dripping with butter. Straight up baked salmon would have been easier/cheaper/tastier.

By: Bob
Posted: Apr 01, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Breading and squash way too sweet

By: Brooke
Posted: Feb 20, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I absolutely loved the salmon!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jan 31, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful