Butternut Squash Pasta

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 4416 kcal


Roasted Butternut Squash

  • 2 cups butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • lb sausage crumbled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Creamy Pasta Sauce

  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 8 oz farfelle for a keto-friendly option, substitute for low carb pasta


For the Squash

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Combine butternut squash with 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss together.
    2 cups butternut squash, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Then, spread the squash on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Roast the squash in the preheated oven at 400 F for 30 minutes.

For the Sausage

  • In a medium skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add cumbled sausage and cook for 10 minutes.
    1½ lb sausage, 1 tbsp olive oil

For the Cream Sauce

  • In a seperate large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil together with 4 minced garlic cloves and 6 oz of spinach. Cook on medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, until the spinach starts to wilt.
    4 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp olive oil, 6 oz spinach
  • Add heavy cream. Bring to boil and immediately reduce to a low or medium boil.
    1 cup heavy cream
  • Add shredded Parmesan cheese while the sauce simmers, constantly stirring.
    ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Season with salt to taste, about ¼ teaspoon of salt.
    ¼ tsp salt


  • Add drained cooked pasta and cooked sausage to the creamy spinach sauce in the skillet. Stir. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with roasted butternut squash.  Stir it in, or leave butternut squash on top.


Calories: 4416kcalCarbohydrates: 220gProtein: 157gFat: 324gSaturated Fat: 127gPolyunsaturated Fat: 34gMonounsaturated Fat: 139gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 839mgSodium: 5695mgPotassium: 4386mgFiber: 17gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 49984IUVitamin C: 117mgCalcium: 984mgIron: 18mg
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