It's been a really long week for all of us here at our house, and I for one, am looking forward to a nice, quiet #SundaySupper with my family tonight. I have spent hours in the kitchen this week, getting ready for the holiday's, posts and of course, cooking my children healthy, delicious meals. I have spent entirely too much time on the computer this week getting posts ready and working on upcoming projects while trying to juggle current projects and of course just trying to be a mom to five crazy teenagers. This week just needed to be over and I have thoroughly enjoyed my weekend thus far. Rest and relaxation. I hope you have too.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this....
I have a few friends, one in particular that I love to taunt with pictures of my food. haha I have spent the week texting pictures of food to a super good friend of mine. And he's on a diet. I'm such a bad friend. I figure I'm probably doing him a favor, by putting temptation in front of him, that he can't have, right? Right? Probably not, but it sounded good. At any rate, I'm trying to be nicer and not share food as much, but sometimes it's hard not to show it off when it looks as good as this does, and yep this picture made an appearance on his phone this week. Isn't it pretty?
The good news about this dish, is that a few substitutions and you have a diet friendly meal. Use Skim milk, sub the sausage for grilled chicken or even leave it out all together, use rice or a low carb pasta.
Anyway, it's freakin' good and my kids eat it, even the picky ones, so it's a favorite around here, and I was happy to be able to share it today for our Squashin' Winter #SundaySupper.
Butternut Squash-Sage Cream Sauce with Sausage Spaghetti
Butternut Squash-Sage Cream Sauce with Sausage Spaghetti #SundaySupper
2½ cups of roasted squash
⅔ cup of milk
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 tablespoon butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
16 ounces of cooked spaghetti
14-16 ounces smoked sausage
¾ cup of milk for final step.
In a large bowl, mash the roasted butternut squash and the ⅔ cup of milk.
Heat a large skillet with the olive oil over medium high heat.
Slice the sausage and pan fry in a large skillet over medium high heat until almost cooked. (check pkg. directions). Add the sage and minced garlic in the last minute or so and saute for about 1-2 minutes. Add more olive oil if needed. Just a small amount, a teaspoon or less.
In another pot, prepare the pasta as directed. Drain.
Stir the Creamy Butternut Squash Mixture in with the garlic and sausage, add the salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese, and the extra ¾ cup of milk.
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