Roasted squash and chilli chorizo pasta

Roasted squash and chilli chorizo pasta
Just right for a cold evening, this has spicy, smoky and slightly sweet flavours, with nuts for texture.
Serves 4  / 
Prep 15  / 
Cook 45

Ingredients

1 butternut squash (about 900g)
400g Co-op Irresistible penne
½ x 225g Co-op chorizo ring, diced
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked, or ½ tsp dried
2 tbsp chopped Co-op mixed nuts
1 tbsp Co-op mixed seeds
350ml chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube
1 tbsp cornflour
200ml Co-op semi-skimmed milk

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6
Halve the squash vertically and remove the seeds
Put on a baking tray and roast for 40-45 mins, until caramelised and tender
While the squash is roasting, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions
Drain and set aside
Gently fry the chorizo and onion in a nonstick pan for 6-8 mins, until the chorizo has released its natural fat
Stir in the chilli and thyme, then cook for another minute. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, then toast the nuts and seeds for 2-3 mins in the pan until golden
When the squash is cooked, scoop the flesh into a large saucepan
Add the stock, then blitz with a hand blender until smooth
In a small bowl, mix the cornflour into the milk until lump-free, then stir into the squash sauce, along with the chorizo and onion mixture
Simmer for 2 mins, stirring, until thickened slightly, then toss through the cooked pasta
Serve scattered with the nuts and seeds.

Tips

Why not try storing your batches or leftovers in your Nutrifresh Vacuum Storage container?