Beef and butternut pasta

Beef and butternut pasta


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About this recipe: A substantial pasta dish with your meat and veg all in one. Use almost any pasta you like. Here I've used spinach fettuccine, but a short pasta shape would also work well.

CaptainEli Washington, United States

Serves: 3 

  • 250g spinach fettuccine
  • 1/4 butternut squash - peeled, diced and cooked
  • oil for frying
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 250g beef mince
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 150ml milk, more if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large saucepan with lightly salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to instructions on the packet until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile heat oil in a frying pan and cook and stir onion until soft. Add mince and fry, stirring frequently, until browned. Season with rosemary, sage and salt and pepper.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan and add flour. Brown for a minute, stirring constantly and take off the heat. Pour in the milk slowly and whisk. Return to the heat, continue whisking and cook for a few minutes, until thickened and smooth. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
  4. Drain pasta, add the cooked squash and place into a serving bowl. Add the mince and sauce and toss carefully.

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