Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage


Excellent pasta dish. Different from the norm with turkey sausage, roasted butternut squash, balsamic vinegar, and sage.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ⅔ cups cubed butternut squash

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta

  • ½ pound turkey sausage

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons dried sage

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a roasting pan with the olive oil. Place the squash and onion in the pan, and season with salt and pepper. Roast 30 minutes, or until squash is tender.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey sausage until evenly brown. Transfer the cooked squash and onion and the cooked pasta to the skillet. Gradually pour in the cream. Season with sage. Continue cooking until heated through. Mix in garlic. Transfer to a large bowl, and toss with balsamic vinegar to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
19g Fat
57g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 484mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 525mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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