Fall is my absolutely favorite season. Fall offers so much for me to love: sweaters, apple picking, chunky scarves, leaves changing color, and of course PUMPKIN and all sorts of delicious squash vegetables, including butternut squash. I also really enjoy the fall for the holidays and the start of football, aka the best snacks and sheet pan means. This brown butter farfalle with butternut squash is literally the homecoming dish for this season and I am so excited to share it with you!
Who doensn't love a good pasta dish? I mean, it's one of the most versatile ingredients in a recipe. You can do so many things with pasta, but of course, I love making an easy weeknight dish with it, and making it fancy with brown butter and roasted butternut squash is the perfect way to do it.
Essentially, brown butter is melted butter, with all of the fat and water molecules from the butter dissolved, leaving delicious brown bits at the bottom of the pan. The aromas turn incredibly nutty, creamy, and intense. Brown butter used to be something I dreaded making as I always heard (and experienced) horror stories of burning the butter, butter flying everywhere. Thankfully, I've made brown butter more than a handful of times and have become confident in my abilities to make brown butter for any type of recipe.
Why not?! There's plenty of reasons to add it:
Brown butter is here to stay and it literally is the smell of fall.
The best part about this dish? It only takes a few ingredients!
The directions for making this delicious brown butter farfalle is so simple, you'll wonder why you've never done this before!
Can I use ghee instead of butter?
You can absolutely use ghee, but I am unsure about how it would turn out if you were to try to brown it.
Could I swap out the pasta for brown rice pasta?
Yes, but just be mindful that brown rice pasta cooks differently than traditional pasta.
What other vegetables can I add to this dish if I don't like butternut squash?
Try adding in brussel sprouts, broccoli, peas, or even some corn to this dish instead of the squash. You can even just do a simple swap with some zucchini or yellow squash.
Check out these amazing pasta dishes for more weeknight friendly options!
If you like butter, pasta, and butternut squash, you need to make this recipe. We combine all the deliciousness of pasta with brown butter, topped with perfectly roasted butternut squash and a sprinkle of rosemary. It's the quintessential pasta dish for fall!
For the pasta:
To make brown butter:
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