Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2009

The blandness of butternut squash usually gets camouflaged inside ravioli. Our goal was to bump up its flavor to bring it out of hiding.

SERVES 4 to 6

TIME 55 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Butternut squash usually gets camouflaged inside ravioli, but we wanted to bump up its flavor and bring it out of hiding. To amplify butternut squash’s mild flavor enough so that it could be tossed with pasta, we cooked sage in bacon fat, t...

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