Butternut squash, sausage, and sage make the perfect fall pasta. This dish is perfect for a healthy and comforting weeknight dinner.
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The Noshery has come a long way from when I first started nine years ago. NINE YEARS! Crazy! When I first started cooking and experimenting with recipes I made a butternut, sausage, and sage pasta. I think it was my first time cooking with butternut. I remember being surprised how good butternut, sage, and sausage went together. Today it seems like a no-brainer but back then it pretty much blew my mind.
If you love comforting winter flavors you will love this dish. It’s sweet, savory, and has a touch of heat. This dish warms the soul and is forgiving on the hips. And, to think there was a time that I thought butternut, sage, and sausage was weird.
More Butternut Love:
- Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Pulled Pork Tacos
- Sausage and Butternut Slab Pie
- Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Kale Gnocchi
- Butternut and Sausage Hash Lasagna Rolls with Creamy Sage Sauce
Items Used in this Recipe:
- Cuisinart 12-qt Pasta/Steamer Set
- Calphalon 12-in Stainless Steel Everyday Pan
- Nordicware Half Sheet Pan
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- 5 oz dry pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 3 Italian turkey sausages, sliced
- ¼ cup white wine
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1¼ cups of chicken stock
- 3 tbsp of chopped, fresh sage leaves
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Peel the butternut and cut off the bulb of the butternut. Spiralize the trunk of the butternut. Line a sheet pan with foil. Spread out butternut squash noodles and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until noodles reach desired doneness.
- Cut the bulb in half and scrape out the seeds. Dice the bulb of the butternut into small dice. Set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy bottom skillet. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Transfer sausage to a plate and set aside.
- Add wine to skillet to deglaze the pan, scraping up all the brown bits of the sausage. Add, diced butternut, chicken stock, garlic, and sage. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cover. Simmer covered for 10 minutes or until squash is tender.
- While butternut is simmering, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, toss with olive oil and set aside.
- Transfer butternut and stock to a blender and blend until smooth, season with salt to taste. Return to skillet and let simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- Toss pasta, butternut squash noodles, and sausage with sauce. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan to serve.
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