In fall and winter, this elegantly rustic fresh pasta dish is equally comfortable as the first course of a stylish dinner party and as the main event at a casual vegetarian supper.... Read More
The sweetness of butternut squash complements the rich, creamy sauce that drapes delicate fresh pappardelle pasta. It's such a decadent, filling dinner that omnivores might not even notice there is no meat in it. Softened onion and fragrant garlic start the simple sauce of reduced heavy cream and Parmesan. Then fresh chopped thyme leaves keep the dish from floating with creamy sweetness, grounding it with herbal edge. Throwing the whole balance for a loop, but a fun loop that works, is the unexpected garnish of crushed amaretti cookies.