Thursday, December 04, 2008

My New Favorite Dish

I made this pasta dish for the vegetarian main course at my family's Thanksgiving dinner last week and it was so yummy that I already made it again. I found it on the Martha Stewart blog, "Dinner Tonight" and it's super easy to prepare.

Baked Pasta Shells with Winter Squash

Notes: Use the entire amount of onions the recipe calls for, don't skimp. It seems like a lot of onions, but they're really good cooked in this way. But be sure to use sweet onions, not just any old onions from the store. I used sweet the first time and it was divine. The second time, the onions were just onions. (I will try to find cipollini onions next time...)

I also replaced the pasta shells with a different pasta shape and added more bread/bread crumbs the second time (I used two slices of my own honey whole wheat bread diced/crumbed super small + about a 1/2 cup of bread crumbs).

The combination of squash, slow-cooked sweet onions and fresh rosemary totally makes this dish. Easy and good!


Day to Day Tripper said...

Thanks for including recipes on your blog. It's nice to get some new ideas to try out.


Janet said...

Wow! That looks awesome. I'll have to give a try one of these days.

sellgen said...

Thanks for posting! I baked this on Monday and plan on trying your tomato soup recipe tomorrow. Happy New Year!