Everyday Dorie: Pasta with Cabbage, Winter Squash and Walnuts

January 24, 2020 at 9:49 am | Posted in cook the book fridays, everyday dorie, groups, pasta, savory things, veggies | 5 Comments
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pasta with cabbage, winter squash and walnuts

The first bowl of pasta we made this month from Everyday Dorie was a bright, fresh, herbaceous thing. Our second– this Pasta with Cabbage, Winter Squash and Walnuts– is the cozy kind that begs for a glass of red wine by the fire. It’s vegetarian (although I couldn’t help but think some crispy bacon sprinkles would be a pretty good addition), and not heavy, but the flavors and ingredients definitely have the cold weather vibe. I used delicata squash and swapped out the green cabbage for a small bunch of lacinato kale.

Like the first pasta, this one is glazed rather than sauced. Here, the glaze is a sweet and sour agrodolce that’s simply made with honey and cider vinegar in the pan the veggies are cooked in. Dried cranberries give the dish another sweet-tart dimension and toasted walnuts at the finish give it some crunch. I liked this very much, and appreciate that the strong veggie to pasta ratio…just enough spaghetti to twirl around your fork, but the focus is really on the squash and cabbage.

For the recipe, see Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here), and head over to Cook the Book Fridays to see how the group liked this one.

 

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  1. What a gorgeous, colorful plate!

    On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 9:50 AM a whisk and a spoon wrote:

    > steph (whisk/spoon) posted: ” The first bowl of pasta we made this month > from Everyday Dorie was a bright, fresh, herbaceous thing. Our second– > this Pasta with Cabbage, Winter Squash and Walnuts– is the cozy kind that > begs for a glass of red wine by the fire. It’s vegetarian (al” >

  2. Oh yes, I thought that bacon crumbles would work well here too! Great minds! Your bowl is gorgeous!

  3. Your dish looks so vibrant. Looks like kale was a popular substitute. This recipe was a hit and miss in my house. My link for this recipe is still not approved by the administrator.

  4. This wasn’t a favorite of mine although I like all the ingredients separately. Flavor, in some way, was lacking. Just needed something to kick it up a bit. I also think I overcooked my squash – which may have been the mushy problem in my not liking it. Your bowl presentation looks gorgeous.

  5. We just thought the flavor was lacking but I like the way you think with the possible addition of bacon haha! I am sure my husband would have enjoyed it more with bacon involved 🙂


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