What’s the difference between sugo and sauce? Glad you asked. The difference is two things-
1. How much you pay for a dish in a restaurant-sugo sounds more refined and therefore is worth more.
2. Squash sauce doesn’t sound impressive to your friends. Squash sugo sounds like you know what the hell you’re doing in the kitchen!
So, I was looking for ways to use the last of the butternut squash and came up with this. Really simple and very easy to make vegetarian. Oh, yea it tastes good if I do say so myself! We served it with whole wheat pasta, but you can use really any kind-just make sure it’s good quality. Again for this dish I prefer a short shape. I like to leave the texture of this pasta sauce a little rustic thereby enhancing my handcrafted street cred.
Squash Sugo with Fontina
Makes enough sauce for 1lb of pasta
1 medium butternut (or similar) squash peeled, seeded and cubed
1 small red onion finely diced
¾ C chicken or vegetable stock
½ C Fontina cheese cubed
1/2 C half and half
Pinch of chili flakes (more to taste)
4 T extra virgin olive oil
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