It’s our first post of the new year!
It should be no surprise that we are starting off with pasta. And cheese. Two of our most favourite foods in the whole entire world. Because what is more satisfying than a giant pan of pasta tossed with a creamy butternut squash sauce, covered with more cheese and baked until bubbly and brown? That’s right, nothing.
One of my goals for 2020 is to eat as much satisfying and delicious food as possible. I like to set realistic goals for myself, and this is one I can definitely achieve.
I first saw this idea over at one of my most favourite food blogs in the whole world and thought I could simplify it a tad, because that’s how I roll here.
This butternut squash pasta bake is loaded with a WHOLE butternut squash. It’s a great way to add a little more nutrition and flavour to a creamy and cheesy sauce, just like our super simple creamy macaroni and cheese. But let’s be clear, there is no ‘hiding’ that squash in there. My daughter actually helped me cook this up and her favourite task was scooping out the squash flesh. You want to get kids to try more food? The best way is to get them involved in the cooking, not sneaking it into their meals.
I did also leave some plain pasta and cheese on the side to be considerate to my little ones as this was a new dish for them. They tried it but weren’t huge fans yet. That’s okay, I’ll try again. And more Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Bake for me!