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Get dinner on the table even faster by using precubed butternut squash in this creamy pasta recipe. Found in the produce section of large grocery stores, the cut butternut is a little bigger than you need here, so you will have to do some chopping--but the peeling and gutting has been done for you. That means this easy healthy dinner takes just 35 minutes to prep. Score!

Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 2 minutes. Add squash and cook for 6 minutes. Add chard and cook until the pasta is tender, 1 to 2 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot.

  • Meanwhile, combine sausage, shallot and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is soft, about 5 minutes. Add sage and sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cook, whisking occasionally, until the sauce starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt and nutmeg; cook until the cheese melts and the sauce is thick.

  • Pour the sauce over the pasta mixture and stir to coat. Serve topped with more cheese and pepper flakes, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
340 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 42.1g; dietary fiber 5.5g; sugars 7.3g; fat 12.9g; saturated fat 7.3g; cholesterol 35.2mg; vitamin a iu 6188.4IU; vitamin c 11mg; folate 21.8mcg; calcium 145.3mg; iron 2.5mg; magnesium 34.3mg; potassium 429mg; sodium 678mg.

2 1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 high-fat protein, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 milk