Butternut squash is most definitely one of my favorite ingredients to cook with, especially in the fall. I feel like I'm in the minority, but I love savoring every moment of the Thanksgiving season and I can't bring myself to jump into Christmas too soon. This lasagna was inspired by Thanksgiving flavors, and is creamy and so so delicious! Seriously, I think this is one of my favorite dishes so far. For you Ricotta cheese haters (like me) there is NO Ricotta, and this lasagna would be easy to make vegetarian but omitting the turkey and adding more butternut squash. This is a great make-ahead dish to serve if you are hosting visitors over Thanksgiving week!
Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese
If you've ever had Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup or Mac and Cheese, you were probably just as excited as I was when they came out with Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese - I don't think there has ever been a more perfect combination in the history comfort foods. After trying Panera's new combination, I decided to try my hand at making my own version. I won't call it a copy-cat, because it's not the same as Panera's version, but it is definitely just as tasty!
Penne alla Butternut Squash
I wasn't kidding when I told you to prepare for all the fall recipes coming your way! Penne alla Vodka is one of my favorite meals, and I absolutely love butternut squash, especially in the fall, so I had the idea to combine the two a create a fall version of Penne all Vodka using butternut squash. This pasta is creamy, delicious and packed with all your favorite fall flavors, I know it's not traditional, but give it a try, you won't regret it! It comes together quickly and easily, and you can serve it as a stand alone dish, or a side dish to a larger meal.
One Pan Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Orzo with Chicken
This one pan meal is super easy to throw together for a delicious weeknight dinner with minimal clean up. This pasta is packed with herbs, sun dried tomatoes and feta, is slightly creamy, and super flavorful. Perfect for when you're craving pasta, but want something a little lighter: an ideal dish for late summer.