This is the kind of meal I could eat every. single. day.
The only thing that’s stopping me from doing that is I also have a family to feed. And they usually like a little more variety in their life. I know. Crazy. Because what else do you need in your life besides delicious pasta and cheese. Not much if you ask me.
This Roasted Butternut Squash and Broccoli Carbonara is a riff on our very popular Weeknight Carbonara. It may be just a tad more involved, but I promise you most of it is hands-off time. Its also completely vegetarian, if you’re into that.
I had never actually made a carbonara before until that weeknight wonder. And once I tried it, I was hooked. It sounds all fancy and Italian but it couldn’t be simpler. A creamy sauce made from eggs, cheese and that magical pasta cooking water. Never EVER throw that stuff away. It’s like liquid gold.
I’m kind of having a moment with squash in pasta these days. It just adds so much flavour and texture. Before you know it that snow will melt and the winter squash will be gone, so gotta get it all in.
Once you make this dish, you too will see why I could eat this Roasted Butternut Squash and Broccoli Carbonara every damn day. So if you’re cooking it up tonight, invite me over, okay?