Season 5, Episode 8

Basta Pasta

It's pasta three ways in an inexpensive party featuring everyone's favorite Italian food served in ways you'd never expect! With recipes for Lasagna of Roasted Butternut Squash; Crispy Pasta Salad with Warm goat cheese and pancetta; Baked Pastina Timbale

1 Day Before Party:

  • Grind fennel-cinnamon spice mixture for Butternut Squash Lasagna.

  • Peel and dice butternut squash. Season and roast squash then puree for lasagna. Blend puree with cheeses and set aside in refrigerator.

  • Roast tomatoes and jalapeños for Pastina Timbale Sauce.

  • Dice roasted peppers for Pastina Timbale Sauce.

  • Cook lasagna noodles for Butternut Squash Lasagna.

  • Dice and sauté remaining ingredients for Pastina Timbale Sauce. Finish Timbale Sauce. Cool and store overnight in refrigerator.

  • Prepare and finish béchamel sauce for Butternut Squash Lasagna.

  • Assemble Butternut Squash Lasagna.

1 Hour Before Party:

  • Bake Butternut Squash Lasagna.

  • Cook pastina for Pastina Timbale.

  • Poach and sauté sausage for Pastina Timbale.

  • Sauté garlic and breadcrumbs for Pastina Timbale. Prepare bowl to mold Timbale.

  • Combine pastina with Timbale sauce, pour into bowl and rest until service.

  • Cook angel hair pasta and fry for Pasta Cakes.

  • Assemble and dress Pasta Cake Salad.

At the Party:

  • Un-mold Pastina Timbale.

Eat and Enjoy!

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