Italian Sausage and Winter Squash Pasta

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Demandy

My version of Rita L's Penne With Sausage in Pumpkin Sauce., Italianized and made a bit healthier. I had this tonight and it was subtle but delicious. It could be made more quickly with prepackaged or frozen squash.

Top Review by Borealis Beegirl

Great recipe. Have done both this and the other one and both are wonderful. Would definitely do again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you have fresh squash, cut it it half and place cut side down in a microwave safe container. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 14 minutes or until soft. Remove seeds and stringy part and then separate squash from shell. Puree the squash.
  2. Meanwhile, boil pasta according to package directions, then strain.
  3. Brown sausage in skillet with onion, garlic and olive oil. You may leave out olive oil if sausage has it's own juices.
  4. Add rest of ingredients, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes, then serve over pasta. Add parmesan on top, if you're feeling decadent.

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