Combine Squash and Pasta for the Ultimate Fall Comfort Food

By: Alyse Whitney

PUMPKIN LOVERS LASAGNA Rachael Ray Rachael Ray’s Week In A Day/Fall In Love With Fall Cooking Channel Kosher Salt, Escarole, Garlic, Butter, Sage Leaves, Butternut Squash, Chicken Stock, Allpurpose Flour, Milk, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Puree, Eggs, Ricotta, ParmigianoReggiano, Noboil Flat Lasagna, Italian Fontina

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Pumpkin goes great with espresso and milk, but we've found an even better combination: pumpkin and gooey, melted cheese. Put down the pumpkin spice latte and try making a savory squash dish this fall, like  Pumpkin Lovers' Lasagna (pictured above) and other easy, comforting pasta dishes that will warm you from the inside out.

FN RECIPE Rachael Ray Roasted Squash Chili Mac

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Can't decide between a bowl of chili and a bowl of pasta? You can have both with this hearty recipe filled with roasted squash, beans and warm spices.

Change up your traditional risotto routine by using orzo pasta instead. Tender butternut squash pairs perfectly with sage and nutty Parmesan.

Don't use artificial cheese powder to make your macaroni and cheese orange — try the natural dye of butternut squash.

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