Friday, April 01, 2011

New Recipe of week 13-Creamy fusilli with squash

My sister in law Connie, is a wonderful mommy, cook, friend, cake decorator,  and the list goes on because she's good at everything. If you want to take a peek at her cakes click here (believe me you want to peek at them).

Connie made this for her daughter's Strawberry Shortcake birthday, one of my all time favorites is the cabin from Kenzie's Little House on the Prairie birthday party.


   She's kinda got it going on if you know what I mean!  So when she told me about this recipe I just knew it was going to be a huge hit with our family.  Even my veggie hating hubby approved of it and agreed we need to have it a couple of times per month. Wooohooo he's eating some veggies!!!


Ingredients (printable recipe)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 ounces fusilli
  • 4 slices bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 4 medium yellow squash (8 ounces each), quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese, plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot.
    I used a 16oz bag so made a double recipe!

  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium. Add bacon, and cook until browned and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain (leave bacon fat in skillet).
  3. Place skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash and garlic to fat in skillet; season with salt and pepper, and toss well. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until squash begins to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover, and continue to cook until liquid is evaporated and squash is tender, 2 to 3 minutes more.



  4. Add cream and cooked pasta to skillet; toss well, and cook until cream begins to thicken. Remove from heat; stir in Asiago, and add enough reserved pasta water to create a sauce that coats pasta. Serve topped with reserved bacon and more cheese.








    YUMMY!!!

32 comments:

ardig said...

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

What a beautiful cake!! I wish I could do that. What a neat skill. This recipe is awesome. What a great way to slide in some veggies without the kids knowing what hit them ;D

Mommy said...

I'll have to try this recipe. My husband doesn't like veggies either. Your sister-in-law's cake is beautiful, I've always wanted to be able to make my cakes look like that. If you get a chance swing by 2 Against 1 and linking up to TGIF blog hop (Friday). Happy Friday!!

Deborah said...

Hello Jennifer! Thanks for visiting my blog today - and I'm looking forward to following your lovely blog. That cake looks scrumptious!

Veronika said...

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Happy Friday!

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Anonymous said...

What beautiful cakes-your SIL is very talented : D And the recipe sounds good too - your making me hungry LOL-I'm dragging my feet getting supper ready.

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Sandy Elliott said...

I'm a vegetarian and wow this recipe looks delish...thanks for posting! The cake is beautiful! :) http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.blogspot.com/

Nikki said...

Thanks for visiting today! Following your wonderful blog back!

Sandy Elliott said...

And I guess I should have mentioned I would switch the bacon to veggie bacon! HA! :) http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Totally jealous of the cake - wish I even knew someone that could do that! The pasta sounds yummy, we'll have to try it.

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The Wife of a Dairyman said...

That cake!! Beautiful...Connie is very talented! And anything with cheese is good in my book....your recipe looks delicious and easy to make and something the entire family will like:)

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Mama G said...

Wow this looks amazing! I am going to have to try it.

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Bree said...

Mmm as a pasta lover, that looks delish!

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Tricia said...

This looks good! I'm going to have to try it in our dinner rotation soon.

MommyMeagan said...

I LOVE your blog name. SO cute. Looking forward to reading more of your recipes and fun in the coming weeks. ;)

Hockey Wife said...

That cake is amazing!

Mom Squad said...

That recipe looks AWESOME. I'm pretty picky, but I'd eat that! Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I am your newest follower!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Wow I want that cake for my birthday, it's fabulous! Thanks for stopping by and following, I am following you too...and the recipe looks delish! So awesome to meet you :)

Meryl said...

The cake looks incredible and the pasta veggie dish looks great. Glad I found you on the blog hop.

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Susie B. Homemaker said...

Wow, that cake looks awesome! I wish I could get mine to look like that, lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following... I'm following you now also. :)

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Veronica Lee said...

Beautiful cake! Love it!

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Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three said...

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Annette said...

well now, that looks intriguing indeed. Followed you back from my blog A Net In Time. :)

Dawn said...

Yum!! That sounds so good.

That cake is adorable. She is talented.

Shabby Soul said...

This recipe sounds AMAZING. I think I am having this for supper tonight! Your sis-in-law does sound pretty great & her cakes are too cute!

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