Irish Penne

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by JaneinRI

This is a variation of my usual baked penne, w/a couple of modifications for the contest. I called it Irish Penne because I had to name it - it's a non-Italian penne, and I'm Irish.

Top Review by KellyD

This wasn't at all what I was expecting. I used squash and followed the directions to the letter - but it was very dry and lacked flavour - it really needs something to help "spice" it up a bit. If you are making this - oil the onion as well as it tends to stick to the pan. Perhaps adding more evaporated milk may have helped? I would omit the pine nuts next time as they do not really meld with the flavour of the dish that well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, using lower end of cooking time.
  2. Toss with 1 tbs olive oil and set aside in covered pan.
  3. Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds and string, and place cut side down in roasting pan to which you have added 2 tbs olive oil.
  4. cut onion in half and add to pan.
  5. Roast for one hour at 350 degrees.
  6. Remove pan, drain any liquid and allow to cool until cool enough to handle.
  7. Chop onion, cube squash (without skin) and mix with penne in a large mixing bowl.
  8. If some areas of squash are too mushy to cube, scoop out of skin and add to mixing bowl.
  9. Add tomato and roasted red pepper.
  10. Toast pine nuts under broiler or in dry skillet; coarsely chop and add to mixing bowl.
  11. Add both cheeses, salt& pepper, and mix well.
  12. Place contents of mixing bowl in 13x9 pyrex dish which has been sprayed with PAM.
  13. Pour evaporated milk evenly over entire dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven, remove foil, sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and return to oven.
  15. Bake for 20-30 additional minutes (watch that breadcrumbs don't burn).

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