You are going to fall in love with these Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage! Made with Italian sausage, spinach, spiralized butternut squash, garlic, cream, and Parmesan cheese, this dish is just bursting with flavors!
Are you in a spiralizing mood today? If so, I present to you these Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage. This dish is easy to make and so addictive! So watch out, I've warned you...
Jokes aside, I think this will become your favorite butternut squash recipe of all time. Even my husband, who doesn't like butternut squash, enjoyed these yummy noodles. So, first things first.
HOW TO MAKE BUTTERNUT SQUASH NOODLES
Besides the butternut squash, you'll need a spiralizer to create these colorful and delicious noodles. Spiralizers are not expensive these days, and I think they are worth every penny. So, if you don’t own a spiralizer, you can buy one online. I recommend (and use) this Ultimate 7-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer. If you'd like to learn more about spiralizing, check out this article: 7 Best Vegetables to Spiralize. And check out the video below, if you'd like to see how to spiralize butternut squash.
I use Mild Italian Sausage in this recipe, but you can use a spicy version. It doesn't really matter if you purchase links or patties because you'll be breaking them up into bite-sized pieces. You may use other kinds of meat here, but it'll change the flavor, of course. I think chicken would work nicely as well.
Let's make these delicious Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage!
BUTTERNUT SQUASH NOODLES & SAUSAGE RECIPE:
1. In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the sausage, and cook, breaking it into bite-sized pieces, for about 7 minutes.
2. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, for about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the butternut squash noodles, and season with paprika, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes.
4. Add the garlic and Half & Half. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Serve.
* Details on how to spiralize butternut squash, as well as an instructional video, can be found in the “How to Make Butternut Squash Noodles” paragraph above.
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Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage Video Tutorial
Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage
- 8 oz. mild Italian sausage
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 oz. fresh baby spinach
- 1 lb. spiralized butternut squash*
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes optional
- 1 cup Half & Half
- 2 garlic cloves finely minced
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Salt to taste
- In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the sausage, and cook, breaking it into bite-sized pieces, for about 7 minutes.
- Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the butternut squash noodles, and season with paprika, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garlic and Half & Half. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Serve.
Katherine Schieffelin says
This was so good! Perfect comfort food for a cold night. I will say I doubled the recipe for three people - two were grown men and it was gone! It was supposed to serve 8, so take the serving size with a pinch of salt. Only changes I made was I added fresh sage because I had it, and used smoked paprika instead of regular paprika because that’s what I grabbed from the spice shelf. To save time I also used green giant butternut squash noodles. Worked great. I will definitely make this again.
Tania Sheff says
Awesome! Thanks for reporting back, Katherine!
Made exactly as written…this was really good! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Tania Sheff says
Thank you so much, Mary!
Hi this recipe sounds and looks amazing, and I really want to try it. I live in the UK and can someone please advise me what half and half is.
Tania Sheff says
Hi Tracey! Half and Half, also known as half cream in the United Kingdom, is a blend of equal parts whole milk and light cream. If you can't find it you can use regular cream or even full-fat coconut milk here. Happy cooking!
Mark Young says
Half and half is 50-50 mix of heavy cream and milk