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Creamy Butternut, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Cavatappi
Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor

Creamy Butternut, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Cavatappi

Time: 40 minutes

Kid Tweak: Substitute milder goat cheese for the blue cheese.

Serve with Garlic Hericots Verts: Preheat oven to 425°. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 4 sliced garlic cloves, and 1½ pounds trimmed haricots verts on a baking sheet, and toss to coat. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until tender, stirring once. CALORIES 45; FAT 0.9g (sat 0.1g); SODIUM 87mg

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