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Weasley Carbonara

For a family of ginger hair, this butternut squash and chorizo carbonara brings the orange out of the Weasleys.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 519 kcal


  • Food Processor
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • 300 g Butternut Squash peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds crushed
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Double Cream
  • 130 g Chorizo diced
  • 200 g Spaghetti
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 g Parmesan finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • Parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°Put the squash, garlic, fennel and half the oil on a roasting tray. Toss, season then roast for 30 mins. Peel the garlic cloves, then in a food processor whizz to a purée with the cream and half the squash.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and cook the chorizo over a medium-high heat for 5 mins, until crisp. Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water for 10 mins. Drain, reserving 100ml water, and return to the pan.
  • Whisk the Parmesan and eggs together, then pour over the pasta with the purée and reserved water. Stir for 2-3 mins over a low heat until thick. Stir in the chorizo and parsley. Serve with the reserved squash and Parmesan.
Keyword Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter