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Showing posts with label butternut squash. Show all posts

Pasta with chicken sausage and butternut squash

This is a dish that I made recently with butternut squash.  I picked up the roasted red pepper and spinach chicken sausages from Costco.  But you can use any type of sausage for this dish.  You can also substitute the whole grain pasta with regular pasta.  It's a preference.  You can cut the recipe in half if you don't want to use the full ingredients.  We love pasta and we love it as leftovers too.  This dish also packs well for lunch.  Enjoy!

Makes 8 servings (approx. 8 oz each serving)

4 cups butternut squash diced into 2” cubes
1.5 cups diced red pepper
1 cup diced red onion
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 lbs roasted red pepper and spinach chicken sausage (5 links) Casual Gourmet brand
1 box (13.25 oz) whole grain Barilla rotini pasta
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup chicken broth
¼ tsp paprika
¼  tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground pepper

Clean, peel and seed the butternut squash. (I used about ½ of the butternut squash. It all depends on how big the butternut squash is; and this one was quite large). Dice it into 2” cubes. Put it in a microwavable bowl and cook on high heat for 8-10 minutes till soft. In the meantime, wash and dice the red pepper. Set aside. 
Peel, wash and dice the red onion. Set aside. Peel and chop the garlic. Set aside. Break the chicken sausage into coarse pieces with your hands. Set aside.
In a saucepan add the ¼ cup olive oil and sauté the onion, garlic, red pepper and the sausage. Add the ¼ cup of the chicken broth. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. In the meantime bring a pot of water to boil and cook the rotini pasta according to package directions.

When the squash is cooked add it to the sausage, red pepper mixture. Add the rest of the chicken broth, the salt, pepper and paprika, and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Turn the heat off. When the pasta is cooked, drain it, add it to the saucepan and toss together. Serve with shredded Romano pecorino cheese. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts 
Serving Size 
1 serving (227.7 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374
Calories from Fat 113
Total Fat 12.5g
Saturated Fat 2.3g
Cholesterol 34mg
Sodium 543mg
Total Carbohydrates 47.0g
Dietary Fiber 7.9g
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 20.7g


 
 
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