Linguine With Squash, Bacon, and Goat Cheese


This savory, smokey, tangy dish is your answer to the perfect weeknight dinner.

Linguine with squash, bacon, and goat cheese served in a white pasta bowl.
Photo: Jim Franco
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 to 8 serves -


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
12g Fat
64g Carbs
16mg Protein
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.

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