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Roasted Red Onion and Squash Pasta

While the red onions and butternut squash roast in the oven, cook the rigatoni on the stovetop. Once they are both done, combine with Fontina cheese and some pasta water to create a simple sauce.

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  • Servings: 4
Roasted Red Onion and Squash Pasta

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 2 medium red onions, cut into 6 wedges each, layers separated
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound short ridged pasta, such as rigatoni
  • 1/4 cup grated Fontina cheese (2 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss onions, squash, and sage with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast until tender, about 25 minutes, rotating sheet and tossing vegetables halfway through.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and return to pot. Add vegetables and cheese and toss to combine, adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta.


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