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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 355.6
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.1 mg
  • Sodium: 495.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 16.6 g

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta (Lower Calorie & Fat)

Submitted by: TERRIFICLYFIT

Introduction

Modified for cost and efficiency from the original CookingLight.com version. Per serving, my version has 114 fewer calories, 6.9g less fat, 20mg less cholesterol, 3.6g fewer carbs, and 2.2g more fiber than the original recipe. Modified for cost and efficiency from the original CookingLight.com version. Per serving, my version has 114 fewer calories, 6.9g less fat, 20mg less cholesterol, 3.6g fewer carbs, and 2.2g more fiber than the original recipe.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    1 teaspoon herbes du Provence
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    4 cups (1-in) frozen cubed peeled butternut squash
    Canola oil cooking spray
    6 naturally smoked center-cut bacon slices (raw)
    1 cup thinly sliced shallots
    16 oz uncooked whole wheat pasta
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
    1 cup (4 oz) shredded Italian 6-blend cheese
    1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz) grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, herbes du Provence, and pepper. Place squash on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt mixture. Bake at 425° for 45 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Increase oven temperature to 450°.

Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1-1/2 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Increase heat to medium-high. Add shallots to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Combine squash mixture, bacon, and shallots; set aside.

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.

Combine flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add Italian cheese blend, stirring until cheese melts. Add pasta to cheese mixture, tossing well to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray; top with squash mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Makes 8 servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TERRIFICLYFIT.






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