BUTTERNUT SQUASH, SAUSAGE & PENNE PASTA SKILLET


Goodness, this was delicious! The only time I ever cooked with butternut squash is the delicious Butternut Squash Soup I make in the Fall that is waaay better than Panera. I really am into skillet dishes and finding new ways to use turkey sausage so this recipe was a winner from the start. With a little spinach, double cheeses and whole wheat penne, this hearty dish cannot be best on a crisp Autumn evening. 
Yum  


The chucks of butternut squash added some creaminess. 

What you'll need

Butternut Squash, Sausage and Penne Pasta
Ingredients
½ cup onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 lb. Italian turkey sausage or chicken sausage (remove casings if links)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
5-6 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon chicken base (optional)
8-12 ounces of penne pasta (I use whole wheat)
3 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
2 cups coarsy cut up baby spinach
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated or finely shredded parmesan cheese

Directions
In a large non-stick skillet, cook the garlic, onion, sausage and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until sausage is broken in pieces and no longer pink. Scrape the mixture onto a plate and return skillet to heat. Add the broth (you can use less and reserve some broth for later if cooks down) and pasta and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 7-8 minutes. Stir in squash and simmer another 6 minutes until both squash and pasta are tender. If liquid breaking down too much, add more both here. Stir in Spinach and cook until wilted. Add sausage mixture back in and mix in the mozzarella cheese. Turn off heat and cover skillet and let sit for about 5 minutes. Stir and add parmesan. Enjoy!

Before the Cheese added. So colorful!


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32 comments:

  1. I love butternut squash - especially in the fall!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  2. This looks so delicious! Perfect meal for autumn! Happy Tuesday my beautiful friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. That looks like perfect fall comfort food!

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  4. Oh man! This does look good. I have started likeing butternut squash recently. Not only are they delicious, I like seeing them sitting on the counter. Haha. I made butternut squash fries just the other week. I plan to share that soon.
    Lisa

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  5. What a lovely mix of flavors! This looks like a perfect fall dinner to me, Yummmmmmmmmmm!

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  6. OMG I know I would LOVE this!!!!

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  7. Yum! This looks great! (And regarding your widget, since you are a RewardStyle member you can add your Liketoknow.it widget via the apps on the menu on their site! But of course, non LTK pics won't show up on that - that's the only thing.)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  8. Yes please! I'm going to try this with veggie sausage. My mouth is watering! Thanks for the perfect fall dinner!

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  9. This looks amazing!! Butternut squash added to recipes gives the richest heartiest flavor. We love it!

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  10. This looks super yummy!! Ill be trying this for sure!

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  11. This looks so good!! It's definitely something I'll be trying so I'm pinning it for later :) We make another dish with butternut that's been a hit so I think this is one everyone will eat too. Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  12. I love butternut squash and it's such a perfect ingredient for fall!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. Oh my good lord, this looks amazing!! Definitely making this!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  14. This dish look fabulous friend ! Thank you for sharing the recipe !

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  15. Count me in for this! I have some delicata squash from my produce club and all the the other ingredients, sounds like something I may have to whip up soon! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

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  16. Oh. my. gosh. You are my new role model. I want to put this in my mouth.

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  17. This looks delicious! And now you can get the butternut squash pre diced in the produce department, so this would be a really fast dinner!

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  18. Another yummy recipe!! Looks delicious, Andrea!

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  19. Wow wow wow this looks Good. My friend who has a farm dropped off a bunch of squash to me yesterday. I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing girl!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  20. I will have to try cooking pasta and the squash for a different pasta dish. I can't wait to try this and thanks for the recipe!

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  21. I need some butternut squash recipes because, well, it's fall! This one sounds great!!

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  22. This just looks simply AH-mazing! It is colorful! I just pinned, def. going to try it this fall!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  23. This is so pretty! I All of these ingredients are ones I have in my house anyway so you bet I'm going to be making this soon. You shared this just in time for cooler weather too!

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  24. This looks absolutely like the perfect autumn meal, Andrea!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  25. EEek! There's so much to love about this post...plaid - i love the buffalo plaid on you...and all the rest of the plaids....butternut squash - yes...and how is my pic included with that fab group?? pinching myself. Lots of love Andrea!

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  26. I love a good autumn pasta and this one sounds amazing.

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  27. Drool!!!! That dish looks like fall happiness for my mouth! Gotta try this soon!

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  28. Your Butternut Squash Sausage and Penne Pasta looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  29. That does sound so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing with the Happy Fall party. Pinned.

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