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I think we can all agree that Mufasa from The Lion King has a fabulous mane. I mean, who wouldn’t follow his lead? Besides his pesky younger brother Scar, of course.
This spaghetti is as beautiful as Mufasa’s mane but decidedly more delicious. Topped with a homemade butternut squash sauce, it is healthy and nutritious in addition to tasting buttery and flavorful.
Mufasa’s “Mane” Dish Spaghetti
- 2 cups cooked butternut squash
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup chopped red pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, put through a garlic press
- 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup half & half
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 6 cups cooked whole-grain spaghetti
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and red pepper. Cook until soft. Add garlic, stir. Add broth, half & half and cooked butternut squash to pan and stir. Add sugar, tomato paste, sage, pepper and salt. Let simmer about 5 minutes. Puree sauce in a blender. Makes about 3 cups of sauce.
Serve over spaghetti.
This recipe was inspired by the video for Simba’s Slimy Yet Satisfying Grub Gnocchi from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:
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