Butternut Squash and Sausage Penne is an easy weeknight dinner recipe and tasty enough for entertaining!
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/3 pounds sage Italian sausage
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken broth
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 pound penne pasta
Shredded parmesan cheese as desired
Heat a large pan over high heat and add the olive oil. Swirl the pan to coat the bottom before adding cubed squash. Cook the squash 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally until browned. Transfer to a bowl.Lower heat to medium-high and add sausage. Cook 7-8 minutes until well cooked, breaking up until crumbled. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add white wine and stir constantly, scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned sausage. Simmer 1-2 minutes and return squash to pan. Add chicken broth. Heat to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cook about 15 minutes or until squash is very tender.While sauce is cooking prepare penne according to box instructions. When pasta is finished toss with sauce mixture and garnish with Parmesan cheese.