Butternut pasta with sausage and spinach

This one is GOOD! Per usual, we subbed a few things.

1. Frozen butternut squash

2. Sweet sausage instead of spicy

3. Banza noodles instead of wheat

It comes from Skinny Taste One & Done .



1 lb butternut squash frozen

10 ounces pasta of choice

11 ounces sweet Italian sausage

1 tbs whipped butter

1/4 c minced shallots

3 garlic cloves, minced

Fresh black pepper

2 c roughly chopped spinach

2 tbs Parmesan, plus some for serving

4 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced


Microwave your squash per the instructions on the bag. Blend with 1/4 c water until smooth.

Cook pasta per instructions but reserve 1 c of pasta water. Drain the rest.

On medium heat, brown sausage – breaking it into little pieces as it cookes (4-5 minutes). Transfer to a plate.

Melt butter in medium-low in pan. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring, until golden (5-6 minutes). Pour puréed butternut squash in and season with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 3/4 of pasta water to thin. Add more if needed.

Stir in spinach, Parmesan and sage. Add cooked pasta and sausage. Stir until combined. Serve with extra cheese!

Published by Hackingtheworkingmom

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