I am constantly on the lookout for dinner inspirations and quick and easy pasta suppers…so, when I found the box of frozen butternut squash right there next to my frozen spinach at the supermarket, I did a little happy dance (not really…but I thought about it).
Check your freezer department for a box of frozen butternut squash. All you do is bring it home and defrost it. That’s it! It is so simple! If you would rather roast your own squash, see below for directions on how to do that.
It’s officially squash and pumpkin season, and since last year I posted my Pumpkin Sausage Pasta recipe (that my kiddos love!), I thought this year, I’d make a Butternut Squash variety. We used chicken sausage in our version but you use whatever you like. This meal is not only quick but it’s super yummy too!
1 pound sausage (pork or chicken…we used a spicy Italian variety)
1 pound pasta (I used a whole wheat)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fennel seed (optional)
½ cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons milk
1 (12 oz) box of frozen butternut (or sometimes called winter) squash, defrosted
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
A handful of chopped basil, optional
To see even more of my yummy (and easy!) fall recipes, click HERE.