Food Recipes Linguine With Squash, Bacon, and Goat Cheese 4.3 (187) 1 Review This savory, smokey, tangy dish is your answer to the perfect weeknight dinner. By Frank Mentesana Frank Mentesana Frank is a New York-based chef, food stylist, and food literary educator with more than 25 years spent in the kitchen. Highlights: Opened Once Upon a Tart in Soho with co-founder Jerome Audureau in 1991. Published "Once Upon a Tart…: Soups, Salads, Muffins and More," a cookbook for recreating their best-selling treats Recipes, writing, food styling, and photography has been featured in Real Simple, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Martha Stewart Living, among others Director of EcoSpaces Education, a food literacy education program for children Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 14, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jim Franco Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Yield: 6 to 8 serves - Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 slices bacon 1 2- to 2½-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced (4 to 5 cups) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon kosher salt 4 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled 1 1-pound package linguine, cooked 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper Directions Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel, then crumble or break into pieces; set aside. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the skillet. Add the squash and garlic to the skillet and sauté over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the broth and salt. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until the squash is cooked through and softened, 20 to 25 minutes. Add half the goat cheese and stir well to combine. Place the cooked linguine in a large bowl. Stir the sauce into the linguine and toss well to coat. Drizzle with the olive oil and add the reserved bacon, the remaining goat cheese, and the pepper. Serve immediately. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 420 Calories 12g Fat 64g Carbs 16mg Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 420 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 17mg 6% Sodium 442mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 64g 23% Protein 16g Calcium 101mg 8% Iron 4mg 22% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.