Pasta With Kale Pesto and Roasted Butternut Squash

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a vegetable peeler to peel sqash, halve it lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Dice into 1-inch pieces, toss with about 1 tablespoon olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet in even layer with space between them. Roast, stirring once or twice, until golden brown and tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop kale into boiling water and cook for 45 seconds. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer to ice water. Bring water back to a boil, adding more if necessary so there is enough to cook pasta.
  • Drain kale well and wrap in a paper towels and squeeze thoroughly to remove excess moisture. Roughly chop leaves. When water returns to a boil, add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse together kale, nuts, garlic, salt and lemon zest until smooth and salt has dissolved. With motor running, slowly drizzle in remaining oil until fully incorporated. Add more salt and lemon juice, if necessary.
  • Drain pasta and reserve a little cooking water. Toss pasta with kale pesto and some pasta cooking water. Add cheese, lemon juice and salt to taste. Serve topped with squash and more cheese.
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