Sausage, Pasta and Butternut Squash

Sausage & Butternut Squash Skillet

This is almost a skillet dinner – the pasta is cooker separately. Still – it’s quick and easy. 


  • 12oz (360gr) sausages, sliced into 1/2″ (1cm) lengths
  • 10oz (300gr) butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups (15oz, 450gr) whole tomatoes, peeled, chopped, juices reserved
  • 1 1/4 cup (4oz, 125gr) pasta  penne, rigatoni, fusilli


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions but remove and drain 1 – 2 minutes before done.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add onion and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add paprika, cumin, and sauté briefly.
  • Add sausage, squash, garlic, and sauté until sausage starts to brown, 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, their juices, oregano, and bring to a simmer.
  • Turn heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add drained pasta, turn heat to medium and cook, uncovered, a few more minutes, until pasta and squash are done and sauce has thickened.
  • Serve from skillet.


Add the pasta to the skillet to finish cooking thickens the sauce and adds flavor to the pasta.

Keywords: sausage, pasta, butternut squash

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