Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage & Kale


What's the secret to making store-bought butternut squash ravioli even more delicious? Add apple-chicken sausage, tender greens and lots of caramelized onions. We add a bit of sugar to help the onions caramelize faster, but feel free to omit it (just cook the onions a bit longer if you do). Buy prewashed chopped kale to cut down on prep time. It all adds up to an easy dinner that's ready in just 20 minutes.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage & Kale
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
10 cups
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages frozen or refrigerated butternut squash ravioli

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 precooked chicken and apple sausages, sliced (6 oz. total)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cups sliced red onions

  • 1 teaspoon sugar (see Tip)

  • cup water

  • 6 cups loosely packed chopped kale leaves

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon oil; set aside.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook until golden brown around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Once the butter melts, add onions and sugar; cook, stirring often, until the onions become very soft and caramelized, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 1/3 cup water; use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

  4. Add kale; cover, and cook until the kale wilts, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in vinegar, salt and pepper.

  5. Return the sausage to the pan; add the ravioli and gently toss with the onions and kale. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute.


Tip: The sugar is used in this recipe to speed up the caramelization process of the onions. If you choose to omit the sugar, you'll have to cook the onions for longer to achieve the caramelization.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
16g Fat
54g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 1/2 cups
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Vitamin A 3905IU 78%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 45mcg 11%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 4mg 19%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 206mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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