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Butternut squash, kale and sausage pasta

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • One bag of ready-to-use butternut squash
  • one bag of chopped kale
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Spicy Italian sausage
  • Red pepper flakes
  • one box of penne or cavatelli or whatever kind of short pasta you like cooked according to the package
  • 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water
  • chopped fresh sage


  1. Preheat the oven to 425. On a sheet pan toss the butternut squash and kale in olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast in oven until crisp is wilted and softened and the butternut squash is cooked through, roughly 30 minutes.
  2. Crumble and brown the Italian sausage in a large saute pan until crispy. Leave in the pan until the pasta is done. When the pasta is cooked, add to the pan with sausage along with two tablespoons of olive oil and the half teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Toss thoroughly and add the half cup of pasta water. If your pan is large enough, add the roasted vegetables to the pan and toss together. if it is not large enough put pasta and sausage in a large bowl and add the roasted vegetables and toss to combine. Add the fresh sage and some Parmesan to finish.