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golden-pasta recipe

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 14:28:42 -0700
 From: msillars@rmi.net (Mal Sillars)
 Recipe adapted from "The Lose Weight Naturally Cookbook."  It's fast
 and easy and one of our favorites. 
 1 10-oz. package frozen acorn squash or 2 cups cooked winter squash, mashed
 2 tablespoons fat-free Parmesan cheese
 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley (1 tsp. dried)
 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
 2 cups dry pasta (rotini works well)
 1-1/2 cups fatfree marinara sauce, homemade or commercial
       Bring a large kettle of water to a boil.  Add pasta and cook until al
 dente.  Drain.
       While pasta is cooking, put frozen block of squash into a dish and
 defrost  in microwave for 1/2 the regular cooking time suggested on
 package.  Remove and mix in Parmesan, parsley and nutmeg.  Finish heating
 in microwave for balance of cooking time.
         Serve atop pasta and top with marinara sauce, if desired.  I use
 just a tablespoon or so.  My husband uses more.
 OPTION:  This becomes a delicious lasagna when the recipe is doubled and
 the squash is layered with lasagna noodles and thin slices of zucchini and
 marinara sauce, and repeated, ending with the marinara sauce.  Bake until
 bubbly, about 30 minutes.
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