Winter Squash and Sausage Penne
40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
20 ingredients
4 servings
If you're tired of stuffing it or putting it in a casserole or you have leftovers, this is a great way to use any winter squash (pumpkin, butternut, acorn). I adapted this recipe from one I found in the Winter '09 issue of *Cooking for 2*. If I'm not using leftovers, to prep the squash, I usually peel, seed and chop it, drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper then roast it in the oven on a foil-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Since you can cook the squash while prepping the other ingredients and sauteeing the sausage, onions and garlic, this only adds about another 10 minutes of prep time.

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Serving Size (135.22 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 175.67 Calories from Fat 59.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.64g 40.87%
Saturated Fat 1.49g 29.83%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 59.45mg 79.26%
Sodium 374.79mg 62.46%
Total Carbohydrate 2.07g 2.76%
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g 3.18%
Sugars 0.42 g %
Protein 20.04g 160.36%
Vitamin A 29.89IU% Vitamin C 0.54mg%
Calcium 17.7mg% Iron 1.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9β€’Carbohydrate 4β€’Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
uncooked penne pasta, italian sausages, chopped sweet onion, winter squash, cooked, minced fresh sage, dash ground nutmeg, half-and-half cream, shredded romano cheese