Pasta with Squash, Spinach and Walnut

Pasta with Squash, Spinach and Walnut

Pasta with Squash, Spinach and Walnut

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
The next time you're standing in the grocery aisle wondering "what can I make for supper?", here's your answer! This pasta with squash, spinach and walnuts is simple and delicious, and will please parents and children alike. When preparing squash, you can easily freeze prepared raw cubes that you don't immediately require. Place them in a resealable bag, so you'll always have some on hand to make this amazing, crowd-pleasing dish!

Ingredients

  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups squash, diced
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice of
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the squash, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  3. Spread on the prepared baking sheet and place in preheated oven to bake for 20 minutes. 
  4. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil and set aside. 
  5. In a large frying pan, heat up 1 tbsp olive oil and add the garlic, chili powder and walnuts. Brown over low heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently. 
  6. Add the squash and stir gently. 
  7. Add the spaghetti and the spinach, and mix. 
  8. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the lemon juice and zest. Serve immediately.
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