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I thought this recipe was delicious! I followed the directions exactly with the only change being that I added in 2 tbsp cumin during the simmering process for some extra flavor and left the stove on medium high the entire time. I also let it simmer for about 20 mins instead of ten, which worked out perfectly. The sauce turned out at the perfect consistency and I poured it over whole wheat penne regatta and topped it with a dash of fresh parmesan. Quick tip to cut down prep time with squash - get a Vidalia chopper or similar accoutrement and microwave squash about 3 mins, peel, chop into large circles and use chopper to form small squares - only takes a few minutes! Thanks Texas Ladybug!

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Irishgal523 January 13, 2010

My family, including my 18- month old loved this dish! I took the advice from pp and added a dash of cumin. Don't forget the finishing salt and pepper! Yum yum!

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Chinita77 September 13, 2013

I have cooked this several times now and it is always a hit. It does take 30 minutes if you follow the instructions, cutting the squash into small cubes. I have also used acorn or spaghetti squash and it works well with them as well. I do add fresh sage, rosemary and thyme, and cut back on the pasta using tiny shells (usu. reserved for soups and such) other than that - the recipe is is great staple winter meal, freezes and re-heats perfectly.

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occasional_epicure January 09, 2010

Delicious dinner. Took a bit longer than 30 mins to prep. I found the sauce too runny, so I tossed the partially cooked pasta into it to soak up the exess liquid. Came out creamy and delicious. Definate keeper.

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Ubalstecha November 02, 2009

Disappointing. Very bland, and the cook times are way low, so it took an inordinately long time to prepare.

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pruscoe January 06, 2010
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