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A white bowl with butternut squash spaghetti carbonara topped with cooked pancetta, parsley and parmesan.
Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara with Pancetta and lots of parmesan cheese, a little twist on the classic Italian dish. It's comforting and delicious, just perfect this Fall. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: butternut squash recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1/4 packet spaghetti
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 cup cubed pancetta
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  1. Cut the butternut squash in half horizontally.

  2. Scoop out the seeds, drizzle the olive oil over, and season with a bit of salt.

  3. Roast in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahreneheit) for about 45 minutes or until the flesh is soft. While the squash is roasting, add the pancetta to a pan and cook it until brown.

  4. When the squash is ready, scoop out the flesh, add it to a blender and blend until smooth.

  5. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to the packet instructions.

  6. Reserve 2-3 tablespoons of water, and drain the rest. Take the spaghetti off the heat.

  7. Beat the egg, add half of the parmesan to it, and add everything to the drained spaghetti and mix very well to combine.

  8. Add the pureed butternut squash and reserved water, and mix again, then season to taste.

  9. Top with the cooked pancetta, the remaining parmesan and parsley.

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Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 790mg33%
Potassium 1350mg39%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 40206IU804%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.