Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash and Ham
Soft and creamy mascarpone cheese forms the base for a pasta sauce that's deliciously rich and absolutely simple. This dish also makes a fabulous first course for six. Slideshow: More Fast Pasta
Variations Instead of butternut squash, roast cubes of another winter squash, such as pumpkin or acorn squash—or try roasting cubed sweet potatoes.
A Gewürztraminer from Alsace may sound like an unusual choice here, but try it; you'll be surprised at how beautifully the sweet butternut squash and salty ham blend with the wine's rich, spicy flavors.