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Pasta with Winter Squash & Walnuts

Pasta with Winter Squash & Walnuts
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  • 1 pound winter squash, such as buttercup, kabocha, or banana, peeled seeded and cubed
  • 1 pound dried pasta, such as bowties or shells
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • Salt and black or red pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons California walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated



1 Place the squash in a saucepan with a little water, cover, and steam until it is soft. Drain and mash the squash.

2 Cook the pasta until it is al dente.

3 While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds.

4 Add the mashed squash, the parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

5 Toss the drained pasta with the squash mixture and serve topped with the chopped walnuts and grated Parmesan cheese.

Source: Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. and

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