I love easy simple dinners and this certainly ticked all the boxes. This Syn Free Roasted Butternut Squash Zucchini Pasta Bake is a perfect family friendly meal.
Yesterday was a quite a busy day, kids were off School, the weather was glorious, so I knew I wanted dinner all prepared, so I could just place in the oven and not have to stress about.
A pasta bake seemed perfect. So it was a simple case of browsing what I already had on hand in the fridge that I could combine with some pasta for dinner.
The day before I had cooked up another batch of my delicious Cream of Tomato Soup (as the kids really loved that). There was a tub of some leftovers that caught me eye and I just knew it would be a perfect sauce for the pasta and would save me time on that part of the dish.
I grab some leftover butternut squash and a zucchini and settled for a veggie pasta bake, because the more speed foods the better right?
Cubing up the butternut squash, I seasoned with some salt, pepper and garlic powder and sprayed with oil and got that into the oven to roast while I cooked up the pasta and prepared the other ingredients.
The zucchini I just chopped up, no sautéing or cooking as it cooks pretty quickly, so is fine to just go into the Roasted Butternut Squash Zucchini Pasta Bake just as it is
Then all that is left to do, is mix all together, top with some cheese - because a pasta bake just has to have cheese, right? and then pop in the oven and it's all done.
For sides I just served this Roasted Butternut Squash Zucchini Pasta Bake with a simple salad of mixed baby green, red onion and pomegranate. I love adding pomegranate to salads, the pips add a lovely crunchy sweetness to the salad.
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It was a perfect day for eating this Roasted Butternut Squash Zucchini Pasta Bake out on the patio in the garden. Such a yummy family meal.
Syn Free Roasted Butternut Squash and Zucchini Pasta Bake
Yield 4 servings
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - syn free per serving
- Green/Vegetarian - syn free per serving
- WW Smart Points -
- Gluten Free - use gluten free pasta
- 3.5 cups (840ml) of leftover cream of tomato soup (click for recipe)
- 300g (10.5oz) of pasta of choice
- 400g (14oz) of butternut squash - chopped
- 1 zucchini (courgette) - chopped
- ¼ tsp of garlic powder
- 100g (3.5oz) of mozzarella - 2 HEa's
- 60g (2oz) of parmesan - 2 HEa's
- salt and black pepper
- spray oil
- fresh chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 200c/400f (gas mark 6)
- Add the butternut squash to a dish, add the garlic powder, some salt and black pepper, spray over the top with spray oil and roast in the oven for 30 mins.
- While the squash is roasting. Add the pasta to a saucepan of boiling hot salted water and cook till al dente.
- Once the butternut squash is done, add the an oven proof dish with the pasta, chopped zucchini and cream of tomato soup and mix to combine.
- Top with the parmesan and mozzarella and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, till the cheese is melted and lightly golden.
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Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Cholesterol 26.9 mg
Sodium 553 mg
Total Carbohydrates 81.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Protein 23 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.