Yellow Squash Penne in a Butter Parmesan Sauce

My mother-in-law gave us a yellow squash from her garden and we weren’t sure what to do with it.  I found this pasta recipe, and had to try it.  This pasta is so delicious!! We bought more squash just so that we could make it again.  The squash with the butter and parmesan sauce is fantastic!!  Even my son loved it.  This is a great and delicious way to make sure you eat your vegetables.  This is so delicious and easy to make, I hope you love it as much as we do!!
Yellow Squash Penne in a Butter Parmesan Sauce
(Recipe adapted from The College Culinarian)  
2 cups whole-wheat penne pasta
1/3 cup butter
2 whole small yellow squash, shredded (or 1 medium squash)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1.  Cook the pasta according to the package directions.  
2.  Heat 1 tablespoon of  the butter over medium heat in a pan.  Add the squash and saute it until it is tender, about 3-4 minutes.  
3.  Once the squash is tender, add the penne, remaining butter, and parmesan cheese.  Stir until the cheese and butter is melted.  If desire add more parmesan cheese to the top.  

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  1. My family loves pasta and we are always looking for new ways to enjoy it. I will try your recipe because it looks delicious. We have one squash plant which is giving us one at a time so I probably will have enough to make this. We also love squash cooked in almost any way. Thanks for the recipe. Stop by my blog sometime, I do recipes as well as other things.———- Shannon

  2. Fantastic recipe. I just happen to have 2 of these summer squashes in the fridge. I bought a few this week and tried them for the first time on the grill. These are awesome!

  3. This looks great, Alyssa! Pinned it and can’t wait to try it :)

  4. This looks delicious, Alyssa! I’d love for you to share it on my Marvelous Mondays party.

    Have a great day!

  5. i love yellow squash, but don’t have many recipes for it. i’m gonna have to give this one a try…it looks simple and delicious : )

  6. This looks just fantastic. Great picture. I cannot wait to try out your recipe. Come over and visit us. We would love to have you.

  7. Oh yea – this is a winner! Love yellow squash in such a simple recipe. Perfect!

  8. Alyssa, your dish looks so very yummy and good-for-you! I have yellow squash in my garden and it is growing like a weed! Thanks for the great recipe. I’m thinking about shredding and freezing it and using it in the fall for this dish. Wouldn’t your recipe taste wonderful when there is a nip in the air!
    I would love you to join me for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly linky foodie/recipe/menu party. I hope you will come over with your great recipes and share them with us!

  9. You could call this sunshine. What a beautiful color.

  10. Mmm, looks good. Bet I could get my kids to eat it too! Love that idea!

  11. I love squash and this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  12. That looks gorgeous! I love a good pasta dish. We are never allowed penne in our house though as MHI prefers the little twists for some reason!

    Visiting via the Crafty Blogstalker Linkup :)


  13. Hi Alyssa,
    We have some beautiful summer squash in our garden right now and this will be a great recipe for us to try. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Just stopping by to thank you for sharing this on Marvelous Mondays! Have a great weekend. :)


  15. Definitely pinning this for when hubby is away. I love squash and pasta and this will be a treat for my little self!

  16. We eat pasta a lot. I like the different variety using yellow squash gives. Such a great idea!!!

  17. Very nice explained recipe! Thanks for share.

  18. I just saw this an hour ago, happened to have all the ingredients and made it!!. Its really good and way easy:) My first time cooking with yellow squash, im sure ill make it again. Thanks :)

  19. DID any body ACTUALLY try the recipe?