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Venison with Butternut Squash, Pasta and Kale

Venison with Butternut Squash, Pasta and Kale

2 to 3 cups butternut squash cubed and peeled

1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

Salt

Pepper

2 slices bacon, chopped

1 pound ground venison

1 med onion coarsely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup beef broth

1 tablespoon honey

Dash of hot pepper sauce

8 oz. dry pasta

2 cups chopped kale with steams removed

Serve with your favorite shredded cheese.

Preheat the oven to 400. Mix the squash with the oil in a large bowl; add salt and pepper and toss well. Put the squash on a nonstick baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Allow to cool. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp and add the venison and onion. Stir and cook until browned and well crumbled. Add garlic and stir for one minute. Add salt, pepper, honey, broth, and hot pepper sauce. Meanwhile cook pasta until al dente, adding the kale for the last minute or two. Drain the pasta and add the pasta/kale mixture to the skillet. Add cooked squash. Cover and simmer for a minute or two stirring occasionally, until squash is heated through and all ingredients are well blended. Serve with grated cheese.

Taken from Country Living Magazine.

Butternut Casserole

Butternut Casserole

2 pounds Butternut Squash

½ cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons butter

2 ½ cups herb seasoned croutons

½ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup chicken broth

1 ½ cup cooked cubed chicken

½ cups shredded cheese (American or cheddar)

Halve squash remove seeds and pulp place cut side down in shallow baking dish. Bake at 375 until tender about 45 minutes. Remove squash from the skin and mash.

In a sauce pan cook onion in butter till tender, stir in croutons, salt and pepper. Add broth and toss, stir in mashed squash and meat. Place mixture in 1 and ½ quart casserole dish and cover. Bake at 375 about 30 minutes or until bubbling, uncover top with cheese and return to oven bake 15 minutes.

Butternut Squash Bake

Butternut Squash Bake

1/3 cup butter

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg (lightly beaten)

1 can (5oz) evaporated Milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups mashed (cooked) squash

Topping

½ cup rice crispy cereal

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons butter

Mix butter and sugar, beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Stir in squash (mixture will be thin) pour into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes. Combine topping ingredients, sprinkle over casserole return to oven for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly.