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pasta with spicy sausage, baby spinach & creamy butternut sauce

Who would’ve thought mashed butternut squash would make a delicious & hearty pasta sauce?? If you’re looking for a new & different sauce than your ordinary marinara, then try this recipe.. it is SO GOOD! The butternut sauce is very easy to make– you just boil the squash until it gets soft and blend until smooth. Then you cook the sausage and mix in garlic, shallots, butter, spinach, cheese, sage and toss everything with pasta. I used penne and spicy pork sausage– the sausage adds a nice kick. Top with more cheese and sage leaves and you’ll have a delicious, satisfying meal! 🙂 Recipe for Pasta with Spicy Sausage, Baby Spinach and Creamy Butternut Sauce courtesy of: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/11/pasta-with-butternut-sauce-spicy.html Ingredients: 11 oz (4 links) spicy chicken Italian sausage 1 lb butternut squash, peeled and diced 1 tbsp light butter 10 oz casarecce, or pasta of your choice 1/4 cup shallots, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 2 tbsp fresh shaved parmesan cheese 4 sage leaves, sliced thin kosher salt and freshly …

easy holiday potluck dishes: spaghetti with creamy butternut leek parmesan sauce

I wasn’t sure about this dish at first since I never had butternut with pasta but it turned out pretty good and it’s easy to make. boil water in 2 pots– one for the butternut squash & one for the pasta. once the butternut is soft, blend it until it is smooth. meanwhile, sautee chopped leeks & minced garlic in butter, add the creamy butternut, sliced sage leaves & parmesan cheese. mix in the pasta and sprinkle extra cheese on top if desired. a hearty, creamy dish! recipe courtesy of: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/10/spaghetti-with-creamy-butternut-leek.html