Dinner Tonight: Butternut Squash and Pasta Soup


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Even though this column shares quick dinner meals every day, sometimes even I'm flabbergasted when a recipe comes along that's this easy. This one from Nigella Lawson's How to Eat is a perfect example. The hardest part about this one-pot dinner is peeling the butternut squash (unless I'm the only one that finds this a pain). Otherwise, the rest of the time is spent chucking things in a pot and waiting.

Yet the end result is a legitimate meal, which is warming and satisfying.

It's also nice that each spoonful is still textually interesting. Only a cup of the chopped butternut squash is blended, resulting in a soup that has some body, but which is definitely not smooth. The pasta, which actually cooks in the soup, helps bulk things out, making this a pleasantly filling meal.

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