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Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Yield: 4 servings (Each serving is approximately 1 1/4 cups. 9 points per serving for blue and purple, 10 points for green.)

Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb. turkey sausage
  • 6 oz. rigatoni pasta (uncooked)
  • 2 cups butternut squash (peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Add the butternut squash to a bowl. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix together.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the butternut squash onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 30 minutes.

  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.

  5. Brown the turkey sausage in a large skillet. Add one clove of garlic, salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the sausage is cooked through.

  6. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add two cloves of minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add a couple tablespoons of skim milk then whisk in the flour. Slowly whisk in the rest of the milk. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.

  7. Add the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to the sauce.

  8. Add the cooked pasta and butternut squash to the sausage then pour the sauce over and stir together.