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Creamy Annihilate Fettuccine with Caramelized Onion and Pancetta

15 reviews / 4.9 average

Creamy Annihilate Fettuccine! Cottony buttery sauce, caramelized onion, fork-twirled noodles, topped with the brittle pancetta and aerial little flakes of acrid parmesan and absurd academician leaves.

Good news: yes, this is as adorable as it looks.

And yes, you can accomplish use of your annihilate that you either grew in your garden (shout out to you!) or bought from addition abroad who grew it because you were active accomplishing added things (it me).

This compound is a comfortable date-night-at-home dream for the fall, or the winter, or the ANYTIME.

The cottony sauce, the caramelized onion, the fork-twirled noodles, topped with the brittle pancetta and aerial little flakes of acrid parmesan and absurd academician leaves… all of it aloof makes you appetite to absolute up in a absolute and couch into a pasta cavern and appear out ancient never.

I mostly like this compound for a adorned date night, but I accept to acquaint you, the little two-year-old who tags forth on best of our aliment adventures was VERY, ACTUAL aflame about this “pastha” and helped me bethink that this can absolutely serve about any situation:

  • Treat yoself banquet for one
  • Romantic banquet for two
  • Awesome banquet for the ancestors aloof because you’re that great

The academician leaves are optional, but please, for all that’s delicious: the adorable squash-and-cream sauce, the absurd $.25 of pancetta, and the acutely aureate caramelized onions are essential.

To pasta love.

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Common Questions About This Aperitive Annihilate Fettuccine

Do I charge a accomplished butternut annihilate for this recipe?

In my experience, 1 butternut annihilate yields about 3 cups of cubed, bald squash. This agency you’ll charge about bisected of a butternut annihilate for this recipe.

What do you do with the blow of the squash?

You accept options! You could freeze it for later, add it to a soup, buzz it up for a salad, or use it in a curry.

How can I accomplish this vegan?

Skip the chrism and the pancetta! Or, if you appetite it to be creamier, use your admired non-dairy abundant chrism sub. You could additionally accord this recipe a try as an alternative!

Can I use broiled thyme instead?

Yep! You could use about a teaspoon of broiled thyme in abode of the fresh.

I drew on a few sources of afflatus for this bewitched recipe, including this one (not vegan) and this one (vegan) and this squash booze pasta of years past.

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Creamy Annihilate Fettuccine with Caramelized Onion and Pancetta

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 34 1x


Creamy Annihilate Fettuccine! Cottony buttery sauce, caramelized onion, fork-twirled noodles, topped with the brittle pancetta and aerial little flakes of acrid parmesan and absurd academician leaves.



Squash Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash (see notes)
  • swish of olive oil baptize of salt
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup vegetable or craven broth
  • 1 baby abysm garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon adequate salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (honestly, it’s adorable with or after the chrism – your choice)

Other Yums:

  • 23 ounces pancetta, cut into baby pieces
  • 1 baby onion, agilely broken into bisected moons
  • a few sage leaves (optional)


  • 8 ounces fettuccine or pappardelle (half a box)
  • freshly grated parmesan for topping


  1. Roast the squash: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Align annihilate on a baking area and bung with olive oil and a little salt. Add thyme sprigs. Buzz for 20-30 account until bendable and fragrant.
  2. Fry the pancetta: Meanwhile, fry pancetta $.25 in a bucket until brittle and browned. Abolish from the pan and set aside. Cesspool all but 1 tablespoon of the grease.
  3. Caramelize the onion: About-face the calefaction bottomward and let the pan air-conditioned for a moment. Add the onion to the pancetta grease. Sauté for 20-30 account (while you’re cat-and-mouse for the annihilate to roast) until soft, fragrant, and caramel-colored. (Optional: afterwards you abolish the onions, fry the academician appropriate in the aforementioned pan.)
  4. Cook the pasta: While you delay on the onions and squash, baker pasta according to amalgamation directions. Cesspool and set aside.
  5. Blend the annihilate sauce: Transfer annihilate to a blender (removing thyme sprigs). Borsch the annihilate with the broth, garlic, and alkali until smooth.
  6. Almost there: Place your adapted pasta in your onion pan over average low heat. Cascade annihilate booze over pasta. Bung acclaim with chrism and about bisected of the onions. It should be attractive absolute acceptable appropriate now.
  7. Serve it up all fancy: Plate up the pasta. Top with caramelized onions, pancetta, sage, and beginning Parmesan. Are you at a restaurant? YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AT A RESTAURANT. Mwah!



Squash: In my experience, 1 butternut annihilate yields about 3 cups of cubed, bald squash. This agency you’ll charge about bisected of a butternut annihilate for this recipe. I usually aloof go advanced and buzz the absolute squash, reserving the 1 1/2 cups for this compound and extenuative the added bisected of broiled annihilate for accessible and kid-friendly meal prep! I like to bandy it in salads, soups and stews, curries, etc.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: annihilate pasta, abatement pasta recipe, fettuccine recipe, annihilate pasta sauce

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    this looks actually delicious. I’ve never anticipation of putting calm a meal like this with buttery annihilate and noodles. actual advantageous attractive meal. 🙂

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    Melissa Stinson

    I had a bonanza crop of Seminole annihilate from my garden this summer, but alone a brace of Butternut squash. Could I acting a Seminole annihilate for the Butternut squash? Acknowledge you!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        This looks so acceptable and cozy! Would arctic butternut annihilate assignment ok here? I accept a bag in the freezer to use up!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks so.. good. I’ve be afterward low carb. commons and feel so abundant better. Any recipes you can suggest?

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    Kelly Schafer

    I’m wondering, for those of us who don’t eat dairy but like the creaminess — do you anticipate an egg alloyed in would work? like you’d do for a carbonara?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hmmm acceptable question! I would apparently angular appear no, back a ample allotment of carbonara is the egg emulsifying with the cheese. If you accord it a try and it does work, let us know!

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I fabricated this with cashews instead of abundant cream. I added about 3/4 cup to the vitamix with the annihilate & vegetable broth, it added the absolute creaminess after the dairy!

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    Lara Sullivan

    I fabricated this bygone (was aggressive in the morning) and it is delicious! My 12 yr old son ate it for cafeteria & banquet bygone AND breakfast this morning!! 😆 Absolutely a success in our house.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I aloof fabricated this tonight and we admired it!!! I was activity to sub meatballs for pancetta but instead did both… oh my gourd, soo good! Acknowledgment for the recipe!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am so in adulation with this recipe!

    And aloof in case anyone needs this information, I fabricated it vegan actual easily! I bare the pancetta and in abode of the chrism I added almond milk, it was cottony and buttery perfection!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Will squash-hating-spouse apprehend I’m agriculture him butternut squash? Or is aftertaste masked by the stronger flavours of pancetta activity on?

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was absolutely a activity of adulation (I angled it) but we all thoroughly enjoyed it, including my three kids 5 and under. Served alongside a bloom from our garden and it was a delicious, filling, and affected meal. POY FTW yet again!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this today. It was yummy. Back I am vegetarian I added walnuts and rosemary to the onions.

    And it is ok to use all the booze on alone 2 portions, right?

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Omg, omg, omg. This was actually delicious! Do yourselves a favor and accomplish this recipe, you won’t affliction it 🙂 Acknowledgment Compression of Yum for administration all your admirable recipes. My ancestors has had a lot of blessed moments at the banquet table acknowledgment to your admirable recipes.

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    Sarah Marino

    This compound is actually amazing!! I fabricated it for banquet tonight and I couldn’t be happier with how accessible and adorable it was!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This compound was so absurd that my fiancé asked me to add it to our approved circling of meals! 10/10

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this tonight and it was delicious! Smooth, creamy, salty, sweet…just delightful. Acknowledge you