Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage

This Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage is one of my favorite recipes! Flavored with sage and thyme, healthy-ish and absolutely amazing. The perfect quick dinner idea for a busy weeknight. 

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage

As it starts to get colder and we continue to be quarantined at home I feel like you sometimes need that comfort food ya know? In my opinion, nothing screams comfort more than a warm bowl of this Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage! Just cozy up on the couch and dig in…I don’t usually eat on the couch buttt when I do it’s usually with something super simple like pasta to avoid any mishaps and it’s so worth it idc! If you are a butternut squash person then you will also love my Butternut Squash Risotto with Candied Bacon!

Now yall know I love pasta, it’s so easy to make and is so filling and lets not forget about the leftovers…the bomb! I decided to keep this recipe pretty simple and easy to follow! If you don’t have or like Kale, then no worries. Feel free to substitute it with Spinach. I usually keep various types of pasta noodles in my pantry because I make so much pasta and I feel like you gotta just stay stocked- noodles and jarred pasta sauce are for sure two pantry staples. 

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage

This Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage is one of my favorite recipes! Flavored with sage and thyme, healthy-ish and absolutely amazing. The perfect quick dinner idea for a busy weeknight.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box Linguine noodles
  • Lb Ground Italian sausage
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, as needed
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sage, as needed
  • ½ Cup Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Canola oil, as needed
  • Garlic powder, as needed
  • Chili powder, as needed
  • 2½-3 Cups Heavy cream
  • 10 oz Bag Frozen Butternut squash
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • Cups Kale, chopped
  • ¼ Cup Freshly grated parmesan cheese, as needed

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons salt and Linguine noodles. Cook according to the directions on the box.
  • Add sausage to a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Brown the sausage for about 8-10 minutes until cooked through and transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Steam frozen butternut squash according to the package in the microwave or on the stovetop, set aside.
  • In the same pan over medium heat add butter, onions, thyme and sage. Saute until the onions are translucent. Mix in butternut squash and continue cooking for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chili powder.
  • Add flour to the pan and continue cooking for about 2 or 3  minutes to cook the flour out and to avoid a “flour” taste.
  • Pour in heavy cream, adjust the seasonings if you’d like. Cook on medium high until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Once the sauce has reached your desired consistency add in the Kale. Add the sausage back to the pan along with fresh parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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