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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday - Pasta With Sausage and Butternut Squash 12/16

found at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/pasta-sausage-butternut-squash-2802?click=recipe_sr

Ingredients:
1 medium (about 1 3/4 pounds) butternut squash
3/4 pound(s) sweet Italian-sausage links, casings removed
1 package(s) (16-ounce) corkscrew pasta
1/3 cup (s) (plus additional for garnish) packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
1. Cut butternut squash lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Peel squash and cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Set aside.
2. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until browned, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently to break up sausage. With slotted spoon, transfer sausage to bowl; discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet.
3. Meanwhile, in saucepot, cook pasta as label directs in boiling salted water.
4. To drippings in skillet, add butternut squash, 1/4 teaspoon salt , and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper. Cook, covered, over medium heat, about 10 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring occasionally.
5. Drain pasta, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water. Return pasta to saucepot; toss with sausage, butternut squash, basil, Parmesan, and reserved pasta water. Garnish with basil.

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