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Caramelized Apple, Pumpkin, Bacon Linguine

You may not immediately think that apples and pasta go well together..but this recipe will convince you of it.

October 11th, 2016

Barilla Pasta

Every ingredient just oozes autumn to us. What better way to indulge in the most beautiful of seasons than with this perfectly flavoured dish?
  • 1 box Linguine
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups apples, peeled, diced ½ inch
  • 3 cups pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, diced ½ inch
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, ½ inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

  2. In mixing bowl combine olive oil, apples, pumpkin, thyme and bacon lardoons.

  3. Place on nonstick baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until apples are caramelized and pumpkin is soft.

  4. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water.

  5. Place pasta and pasta water back in saucepan over medium heat.

  6. Add apple mixture, scrapping all ingredients from baking sheet into pasta.

  7. Toss and heat through, season to taste.

  8. Place in eight bowls and top with toasted pumpkin seeds and cheese.

Caramelized Apple, Pumpkin, Bacon Linguine