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One-Pot Sausage and Butternut Squash Pasta

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

The only thing better than a comforting pasta dish, is one that comes together easily, quickly, and requires few kitchen tools for preparation. This delicious one-pot sausage and butternut squash pasta requires a single dish – a pot.

Ingredients:
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (12 oz.) package Barilla Gluten-Free Penne Pasta
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. sea salt, to taste
  • 1 (12 oz.) package Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage, sliced
  • 4 cups baby Simple Truth Organic™ Power Greens, loosely packed
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1½ cups Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 4 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
Directions:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally until onion begins to turn translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and chopped butternut squash and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a full boil.
  4. Add the penne pasta, Italian seasoning and sea salt, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the sliced sausage and greens and stir. Cook and stir until most of the liquid has evaporated, about another 2-5 minutes.
  6. Once much of the liquid has cooked off, add the Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and sage. Gently stir to avoid breaking the noodles. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, and enjoy.

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