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Smoked Ham with Butternut Squash Over Noodles - A Family Feast

Smoked Ham with Butternut Squash Over Noodles

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut into ½ inch bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage cut into small strips
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces dry wide egg noodles
  • ½ cup walnut halves, slightly chopped
  • ½ pound Jones Dairy Farm Hickory Smoked Dry Aged Sliced Bacon, cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 1 cup diced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 7-ounce package of Jones Dairy Farm Hickory Smoked Ham Steak, cut into strips
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cut squash with two tablespoons of walnut oil, sage, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour onto a sheet pan and place in oven and cook until just tender and a little crispy on the outside, about 15 minutes flipping half way.
  3. Cook egg noodles according to package directions, drain and cool to room temperature. Bring a pot of water back to a boil and hold water at a low boil.
  4. Place walnuts in a small dry pan over medium heat and toast slightly for about 8-10 minutes tossing often. They should be toasted but not too dark.
  5. While squash is roasting, in a large skillet, cook bacon with remaining tablespoon of oil until crisp. Drain off all but two tablespoons of bacon fat and over medium heat, sauté shallots with cooked bacon for three minutes. Add garlic and cook for one minute.
  6. Add spinach, vegetable stock and ham slices and cook just until spinach has wilted.
  7. Add Parmesan cheese and chopped toasted walnuts.
  8. Drop cooked egg noodles into hot water just to heat. Drain noodles and place on platter.
  9. Remove squash from oven and pour over hot noodles.
  10. Pour ham and spinach mixture over noodles and squash and top with additional Parmesan cheese.