Butternut Squash + Gluten Free Macaroni

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons extra-olive oil, plus more for the baking dish

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

3/4 pound gluten free elbow macaroni

1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9×13-inch baking dish; set aside.

 

Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add squash, coconut milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until squash is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in sage and simmer 1 minute more. (This part can be made ahead, up to 1 day in advance.)

 

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until tender but still firm, about 8 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Transfer squash mixture to the bowl with macaroni. Add walnuts and toss to combine. Transfer to the prepared dish and top with gluten free bread crumbs. Bake until just golden brown and hot throughout, about 30 minutes.