Butternut Squash

Baked Ziti

Baked pasta with a creamy butternut squash sauce, lots of cheese, and a crunchy panko topping. Serve with garlic bread and a simple salad for the perfect fall meal.

"This recipe is super easy and delicious! Had to mash with a potato masher instead of the blender and it still came out phenomenal! My whole family loved it, the 4 & 7 year old too! Thank you for sharing this recipe!" -Nancy


Drizzle the cubed butternut squash with olive and toss. Season with salt and pepper, then roast. Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Reserve some pasta water and drain.


Blend the roasted butternut squash, ricotta, and reserved pasta water. Season with salt and pepper.


Now, make the sauce. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Stir in some mozzarella and white cheddar. Then, season with salt and pepper.


Pour the pasta into a prepared baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Panko. Bake, then broil, and let it sit before serving.