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Butternut Squash Shells
Yields1 Serving
 1 Butternut Squash
 ½ Box of Jumbo Pasta ShellsWe used Barilla Jumbo Shells, but any will work
 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 Garlic Cloves
 2 tbsp OPA! Chicken & Seafood Blend
 1 cup Parmesan
1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2

Halve butternut squash vertically, remove seeds, and sprinkle with olive oil and half of seasoning blend

3

Place skin side up in baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes until tender

4

While the squash is baking, cook shells al dente according to box directions. Remove from stove, drain, run under cool water, and set aside

5

Remove meat of squash and add to blender with 1 tbsp of OPA!, 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, half of parmesan and blend briefly until ingredients incorporated but the consistency is still thick (not soupy)

6

Spray baking dish, add a few large spoonfuls of squash mixture to bottom of dish. Fill cooked shells with squash mixture and place in dish (seam-side up).

7

Sprinkle remaining spices and parmesan on top of shells

8

Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes

Butternut Squash Shells

Ingredients

 1 Butternut Squash
 ½ Box of Jumbo Pasta ShellsWe used Barilla Jumbo Shells, but any will work
 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 Garlic Cloves
 2 tbsp OPA! Chicken & Seafood Blend
 1 cup Parmesan

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2

Halve butternut squash vertically, remove seeds, and sprinkle with olive oil and half of seasoning blend

3

Place skin side up in baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes until tender

4

While the squash is baking, cook shells al dente according to box directions. Remove from stove, drain, run under cool water, and set aside

5

Remove meat of squash and add to blender with 1 tbsp of OPA!, 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, half of parmesan and blend briefly until ingredients incorporated but the consistency is still thick (not soupy)

6

Spray baking dish, add a few large spoonfuls of squash mixture to bottom of dish. Fill cooked shells with squash mixture and place in dish (seam-side up).

7

Sprinkle remaining spices and parmesan on top of shells

8

Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes

Butternut Squash Shells

Butternut Squash Shells