Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Roasted Buttternut Squash & Italian Sausage Fettuccini

This ragu is rich and subtle at the same time, and the beauty of this dish is that it manages to be soul warming without being overly heavy. The coaxed sweetness from the roasted butternut squash, roasted garlic, and caramelized onions is nicely contrasted by the savory richness of the Italian Sausage, which offers a hefty body to an otherwise smooth and creamy sauce. 

 It is rustic, yet full of nuances with an unexpected crunch from the toasted walnuts, and the aromatic,crispy fried sage that tops the dish.  A final drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese are perfect finishing touches.  

This rustic, pasta dish pairs sweet and savory, and is purely flavored. Surely, a great pasta dish to have in your everyday arsenal! 

 Buon Appetito!

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