March 02, 2021
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Pasta is what is for dinner!
Food and Wine
Walking through the Farmers Market Butternut Squash is in season. What a delicious way to make a pasta dish. John and I ate this without pasta for lunch. Enjoy!!
2 thick-cut slices of Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked bacon, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup minced carrot
1/2 cup minced celery
1/2 cup minced onion
3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 pound Circle B Ranch ground pork
1 parsley sprig
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
1 cup dry red wine
15-ounce of Marina's Tomato Sauce
2 1/2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1/2 medium butternut squash—peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice (3 cups)
1/4 cup heavy cream
Freshly ground white pepper
1 pound rigatoni
In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, cook the bacon in the oil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the carrot, celery, onion, garlic and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the ground pork, parsley, bay leaf, and basil and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 8 minutes.
Add the wine to the casserole and cook, stirring, until nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices and cook, stirring, until the liquid has reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 8 minutes. Stir in the squash and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender, about 25 minutes. Discard the parsley and bay leaf. Stir in the heavy cream and season the sauce with salt and white pepper; keep warm over very low heat.
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain well and transfer the pasta to deep bowls. Spoon the sauce over the pasta.
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