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I discover seasonal meals adjustments come within the type of pasta so that is no totally different. This pasta options half pasta and half roasted greens/fruit (sure, I mentioned fruit). Add to that a simple ‘sauce’ of cheese and also you’re able to eat.

Candy potatoes, it’s time

It appears becoming that the primary fall recipe I’m sharing options candy potatoes. It’s my leaping off level and as soon as I begin, it’s months stuffed with candy potatoes, squash, and root greens. This pasta can be nice with roasted butternut squash (or actually any barely candy onerous winter squash). Nonetheless, I snuck one additional factor on this pasta that you simply may not expect.

Straight-on image of bosc pears

California Pears

Since we’re nonetheless within the midst of California Pear season, I wished to discover a savory technique to actually take pleasure in pears and this pasta is it. I selected to make use of the Bosc selection for one function: texture. By including the pears later within the roasting course of, the pears brings texture to dish by a little bit of crispness.

Mascarpone Cheese

I really like mascarpone cheese but it surely feels actually wealthy to me, so I solely use it sometimes. This pasta dish is the proper companion. The mascarpone primarily turns into the sauce and the richness of the cheese balances the earthiness from the potatoes and the sweetness from the pears. You could possibly swap this out for nut cream if eager to go vegan.

Serve it with

Lastly, this pasta needs a stable inexperienced salad to steadiness the richness and never surprisingly, possibly a drizzle of chili oil for the pasta.


Candy Potato Pear Pasta with Mascarpone



Candy Potatoes

1 pound candy potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon sea salt

1 giant Bosc Pear

1 tablespoon rosemary, minced


four ounces pappardelle (or actually any type of pasta you want)

1/four cup mascarpone cheese

¼ grated veg-friendly parmesan

Zest from one lemon

Pasta water



  • Warmth your oven to 425˚F. Peel and lower the candy potato into ¼” cubes. Place on a sheet tray lined with parchment and toss with olive oil and salt. Roast for 20 minutes, till the candy potatoes are tender however barely browning. 
  • Whereas the candy potatoes are initially roasting, peel and dice the pear. Pull the candy potatoes from the oven after 20 minutes and add the pears/minced rosemary. Return the tray to the oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Pears ought to be scorching and the candy potatoes ought to be browning.
  • Whereas the candy potatoes and pears are cooking, convey a big pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and prepare dinner till tender. Take away a few cup of pasta water and put aside. Drain the noodles and return to the pot. Add within the mascarpone cheese, parmesan, and lemon zest. 
  • Toss till the mascarpone has warmed and coated the noodles, including splashes of pasta water as wanted to assist skinny the sauce. Because the pasta cool, it’s going to take in the sauce so when you plan to let this sit for any time, skinny it somewhat additional. Stir in ¾ of the roasted candy potatoes and pears.
  • Style and add salt/pepper as desired. In case you have any toasted walnuts round, you can add these as effectively. Divide into bowls and prime with the remaining ¼ of candy potatoes and additional rosemary, if desired.  

Image of two bowls of pasta with roasted orange sweet potato and a glass of red wine.