Creamy Squash Pasta with Beef Recipe

This pasta dish is tossed in a sauce made up of creamy, smooth roasted squash.

This pasta dish is tossed in a sauce made up of creamy, smooth roasted squash. No oven? No problem! Sauté kalabasa in oil, add a little water, cover, and let cook until softened. Then mash as needed. Add beef strips to make it extra hefty! 

Creamy Squash Pasta with Beef Recipe

Roselle Miranda
This pasta dish is tossed in a sauce made up of creamy, smooth roasted squash.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Others
Servings 4


Creamy Squash Pasta with Beef Ingredients

  • 1 300-gram wedge squash or kalabasa, peeled, and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons Oil divided
  • 5 pieces fresh sage leaves chopped, plus more to serve
  • 340 Grams linguine
  • 1 Small red onion peeled, chopped
  • 1 Cup All-purpose cream
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • parmesan freshly grated, to serve
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 pieces breakfast beef steaks
  • Oil for frying


  • Preheat oven to 375?F.
  • Toss kalabasa cubes with half the oil, and season with sage, salt, and ground black pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet in one layer. Roast kalabasa until softened and browning at the edges, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and, using a fork, mash. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring a pot of water, salted, to a boil. Add pasta, and cook, stirring regularly, until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain, and keep pasta warm.
  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Sauté onion. Cook until onions begin to brown. Then, add bouillon cube, then kalabasa. Once kalabasa has softened, add cream, and stir to mix. Toss cooked pasta with sauce.
  • Before serving, toast pine nuts in a dry frying pan over medium heat until starting to brown. Remove from pan; let cool. Top pasta with toasted nuts, sage leaves, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Make beef strips: season flour with salt, pepper, and spices. season beef with salt and pepper then fold into thick strips. Dredge in flour. In a hot pan, sear beef strips, about 20 seconds each side. Don’t overcook. Drain on paper towels, and serve with pasta.
    Recipe originally published in the October 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines. 
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