butternut squash and sage pasta meal

Butternut Squash and Sage Orecchiette Restored My Faith In Cooking

Butternut Squash and Sage Orecchiette made me believe in cooking again. Incredible taste and easy to make. Yes indeed!
Incredibly Delicious and Easy To Make
  • Flavor (5 = best)
  • Prep Time (5 = short and easy)
  • Difficulty Level (5 = easiest)
  • Cleanup (5 = quickest)


Restored My Faith In Cooking

Yesterday, I posted about the Swedish Meatloaves I made, and how angry I got while preparing that meal. It was difficult and frustrating, and even though it tasted really great, it wasn’t worth all the aggravation. But this dish – Butternut Squash and Sage Orecchiette (or I just call it Pasta, because who can pronounce that O-word, right?) – this dish is both fantastically delicious and easy to make! No anger here!

Gail Loved This Dish

When I served this to Gail, she said, “Oh I give this a four-and-a-half!” But then three mouthfuls later, she declared, “Oh no, this is 5-Stars! It gets better and better!” I have to agree with her. I love it too.

Easy Prep

First of all, the squash came pre-chopped. I’m not sure why Hello Fresh sometimes pre-chops veggies, but usually doesn’t, but I was grateful for the extra helping hand on this one. Every step seemed to be a really quick and easy step, so before I knew it, the meal was ready to eat. I love that!

Want This Again and Again

We’d eat this many times a month because it is that good. If you don’t feel like using Hello Fresh to eat this, just go to the store and grab the ingredients, find the recipe on the Hello Fresh site, and cook it from scratch. You really need to try this one. Yum!


If you decide to try Hello Fresh, you can get $40 off your first order by using the coupon code DONNACAV or just click the button below to automatically apply the coupon code. You can freely choose to skip or cancel future deliveries, so there is no lock-in. If you don't like it, no worries. Just skip or cancel.

Disclosure: If you use my coupon code, I also receive credit on my meal kit. We both benefit!


Glance through the recipe instructions before you begin. Some recipes ask you to chop veggies in the middle of the process, usually while something else is cooking on the stove. I recommend ignoring those instructions. Instead, prep all your veggies before you do anything else. (You can preheat your oven during this time). If you are anything like me, trying to chop vegetables while watching over the cooking process will usually end up with overcooked or burned food, or even knicked fingers.

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