Sausage and Squash Penne

Sausage and Squash Penne Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked winter squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cooked Italian sausage links (4 ounces each), sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese and minced fresh parsley, optional


  • Cook pasta and squash according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage and onion; cook and stir until sausage is browned and onion is tender; keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cooked squash, cheese, salt, parsley and pepper until blended. Drain pasta; transfer to a serving plate. Spoon squash mixture over pasta; top with sausage mixture. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese and parsley.


SOURCE: Taste of Home