Creamy Butternut Squash & Kale Cavatappi
with Toasted Panko & Parmesan
Dreaming about a piping-hot, creamy, soul-warming pasta dish? Well, that dream is now a reality. This delicious dish stars curly cavatappi, tender kale, and caramelized cubes of roasted butternut squash tossed in a rich and savory cream sauce. It’s topped off with crisp, buttery panko topping for a dish that’s guaranteed to satisfy all your carby cravings. (We’re all about making dreams come true.)
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Cream Sauce Base
Veggie Stock Concentrate
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• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry produce. • Cut butternut squash into bite-size pieces if necessary. Halve, peel, and thinly slice shallot. Peel and mince or grate garlic. Remove and discard any large stems from kale; chop into bite-size pieces.
• Toss butternut squash on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack, tossing halfway through, until browned and tender, 20-25 minutes. • Meanwhile, melt 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in a large pan over medium heat. Add panko, salt, and pepper. Toast, stirring, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Turn off heat; wipe out pan.
• Once water is boiling, add cavatappi and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water (1½ cups for 4 servings), then drain.
• Heat a drizzle of oil in pan used for panko over medium-high heat. Add shallot and a pinch of salt; cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 2-3 minutes. • Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. • Reduce heat under pan to medium. Stir in kale and a splash of water; cook, stirring and adding more splashes of water as needed, until kale is tender and water has evaporated, 5-7 minutes.
• Add cream sauce, stock concentrate, and ¼ cup reserved pasta cooking water (1⁄3 cup for 4 servings) to pan with kale. Cook, stirring, until thickened, 2-3 minutes. • Remove pan from heat; stir in sour cream, Parmesan, and 2 TBSP butter (3 TBSP for 4) until melted and combined. Season with salt and pepper.
• Stir drained cavatappi and squash into pan with sauce until thoroughly coated. TIP: If sauce is too thick, add more pasta cooking water and a drizzle of olive oil. • Divide pasta between plates and top with toasted panko. Serve.