Gemelli Pasta with Squash, Sausage and Sage Pesto

December 21, 2013

We think this recipe for squash, Italian sausage and sage-pesto pasta sounds absolutely divine now that we’ve hit the official winter solstice. Cozy up to a warm bowl of this filling and nourishing meal. For an interesting kick, substitute spicy Italian sausage for the sweet version recommended here.

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage and Sage Pesto
Submitted by The Suburban Soapbox


3 cups cubed butternut squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 pound pasta (I used DeLallo Gemelli)
1 pound sweet italian sausage
2 cups fresh sage leaves, loosely packed
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/4 cup pine nuts
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
a pinch each of salt and pepper

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