Squash, Chorizo & Hazelnut Pasta

Squash, Chorizo & Hazelnut Pasta

Hello blog! I’ve missed you so very much this week! Silly things like traffic and being sick have kept me away, but I’m back and I want to tell you about this pasta I made. It’s got roasted delicata squash, lots of spicy Spanish chorizo, toasted hazelnuts and sage. It’s smoky and nutty, a little sweet and just right for fall.

If you think nuts and pasta are a kind of weird together, you shouldn’t. Hazelnuts add a nice toasty flavor and some textural contrast to the squash. Without them, this pasta would be missing something. Some might even accuse it of being mushy. Go ahead, add the hazelnuts. (unless you’re allergic, of course. Then, please skip the nuts!)

It’s a simple meal that hits the spot.

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11 Comments

  1. This is a great recipe. I cannot wait to try it out.

  2. This looks delicious! I think I may try this out tonight.

  3. This looks fabulous…will try it on Sunday with a glass of red…yum!

  4. Ooooh, this looks SO good. I will definitely be giving it a try…sounds super delicious!

  5. What a great combination of flavors! Chorizo, sage and hazelnuts are some of my favorite ingredients. You’ve created my dream pasta here. Apart from pine nuts, I don’t think i’ve ever had nuts in pasta before. I will probably make this using butternut squash!

  6. Oh wow, I never would have though of the combination of hazelnuts and pasta…
    but it sounds really good…especially as a contrast to the squash.

  7. That looks delicious! Fabulous, creative flavor combo. Yum!

  8. Sounds like a great combination of flavors and textures. Very pretty too!

  9. I made it and it tastes great. Because I always know best (not) I just sliced the chorizo but I think it would have been better if I had followed the recipe! Hazelnuts were yummy and I also toasted mine in oven first

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  11. Wow, I’ve never seen such innovative combination of condiments in a pasta meal like this. Great job! It kinda reminded me of this: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extreme-Chef/195324160502642

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