Butternut Squash Pasta

The squash in this pasta dish adds a nice sweet flavor that plays nicely with the spicy sausage.  And as your summer crops come in, you can substitute zucchini for an entirely different taste treat.

Butternut Squash Pasta

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2  lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 2-14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp basil, crushed
  • 2 tsp oregano, crushed
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 oz bowtie pasta

deep skillet and saucepan

Peel and cube butternut squash. Heat olive oil in skillet and add squash. Sauté about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet. Add sausage & ground beef to skillet and brown. Add squash, tomatoes & spices. Let simmer on medium heat until squash is tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and toss with sauce mixture and serve.

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  1. Ooooh this sounds delicious and healthy! I cannot wait to give this a try 🙂 Our family tries to make our meals as healthy AND yummy as possible and we just love pasta that is made from Kamut Wheat bc it has a great taste and texture plus it is so nutritious. So I am thinking this might be a huge hit around our house – thanks for sharing!

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