Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Kale

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Kale

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    lb. Italian sausage, casings removed if using links

  • cooking spray

  • 1

    medium sweet onion, diced

  • 3

    cups diced butternut squash

  • ¼

    cup dry white wine

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼

    teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1

    bunch kale (little over ½ pound) rinsed, stems and ribs removed and torn into bite-sized pieces

  • ¼

    cup heavy cream

  • 8

    oz dried pasta of your choice

  • ½

    cup grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 2

    tablespoons toasted Pine Nuts

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. While water is coming to a boil, cook sausage in a large skillet coated with cooking spray, over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to break sausage into pieces as it cooks. Once sausage is pretty well browned, push sausage to sides of pan and add onion. Continue to cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir in butternut squash and cook 2 minutes. Add wine, garlic, oregano, red pepper, and black pepper and cook until wine evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of the chicken broth and cook until butternut squash is just starting to get soft. Add kale and remaining chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly, until kale is wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in heavy cream. Once water boils, cook pasta according to package directions. Save 1/2 cup of cooking liquid. Return drained pasta to pot. Stir in cooking liquid and Parmesan cheese and add butternut squash/kale mixture. Mix together. Top with Pine Nuts.


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