This chunky sauce is laced with chard and accented with smoked tofu. Convenient packages of peeled and diced butternut squash are available in most supermarkets in the fall and winter.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add onion to the pan; cook, stirring often, until softened and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Return the tofu to the pan and add broth and squash; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add chard and stir to immerse. Cover and cook until the squash and chard are tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Add the squash mixture, Parmesan, salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 16.1g; carbohydrates 66.1g; dietary fiber 9.8g; sugars 6.7g; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 8.6mg; vitamin a iu 16580.1IU; vitamin c 48.2mg; folate 46.7mcg; calcium 217.7mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 103.9mg; potassium 742.3mg; sodium 810.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Love it! I had Kale on hand so I swapped that with the chard took out the tofu because we are not super fans of it. After it was all cooked up I sprinkled a little goat cheese on top and it was amazing! My husband and I loved it. Thanks so much! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this recipe! Except instead of braised squash I add spinach. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Just Awesome! Even my pasta-fearing husband loved this. Very flavorful and easy to make. I searched high and low for smoked tofu but couldn't find it. That's okay I'm really not a tofu eater anyway. Not being vegetarian I opted for smoked sausage instead. My 15 year old who never comments on dinner told me she wants me to make it often and I love that yellow veggie whatever it is. Hehe. Pros: Easy to make very flavorful Cons: Could not find smoked tofu Read More