Simple Summer Squash Pasta

There’s just something about summer squash! This is a quick, easy pasta recipe with a simple cream sauce, a bit of Pecorino, fresh basil, and beautiful summer squash.

Simple Summer Squash Pasta

I’ve been growing squash in my raised bed garden this summer but even if you don’t grow your own, squash is so delicious (and cheap!) this time of year, it’s the perfect weeknight dinner.

Simple Summer Squash Pasta

I make loads of veggie pastas in any given week with whatever I have around and I rarely post them here because I don’t think of them as recipes BUT I ran into someone at my horse farm who requested I post some squash recipes so you can thank Frances for this!

Simple Summer Squash Pasta

I wrote this up for two (it serves more as a side dish of course) but it’s easy to double. This would also be great with chicken or fish!

Simple Summer Squash Pasta
Simple Summer Squash Pasta
Serves 2
1 large or 2 small squash
1/2 lbs pasta (half a box)
1 Tbsp butter and 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup pecorino or parmesan cheese
Fresh basil

  1. Boil salted water for pasta.
  2. While you’re waiting for your water to boil, halve and slice squash. Sauté in butter and olive oil, season in sea salt and black pepper. Cook over a low heat until squash is caramelized to your liking. Meanwhile, cook your pasta according to package directions.
  3. Drain pasta. If it’s done before your squash is caramelized, keep the pasta in the pot with a lit on it and it will stay warm.
  4. Add minced garlic to squash and cook for a minute or so until fragrant. Stir in cream, pecorino, and julienned basil until combined. Add pasta and stir gently. Top with more cheese and basil. Serve immediately.

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Simple Summer Squash Pasta

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfect! I have some squash and could make this up tonight!!

    1. Katie-Rose Watson says:

      Wonderful! Let me know what you think. 🙂

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