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Creamy Butternut Squash with Sausage and Spinach

2 cups butternut squash , peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ lb sausage , crumbled, without casings
Creamy Pasta Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves minced
6 oz spinach
1 cup heavy cream
⅓ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
¼ teaspoon salt
8 oz farfalle (bow tie pasta)

Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a large bowl, toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Spread the squash on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in one layer, without overcrowding.
Roast in the preheated oven at 400 F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
Cook Sausage
In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat.
Add crumbled sausage and cook for about 10 minutes, regularly stirring, until the sausage is
cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
Make Creamy Sauce
In a separate, large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil together with minced garlic and spinach
over medium heat. Cook, occasionally stirring, for about 5 or 7 minutes until spinach starts to
Add heavy cream. Bring to a brief boil, then immediately reduce to simmer (boiling but not
intensely). Add shredded Parmesan cheese. Keep stirring the sauce with the Parmesan cheese
on low to medium boil (simmer) until the cheese melts. Remove from heat.
Season with salt to taste, about ¼ teaspoon of salt. No salt might be necessary if the sausage is
very salty.
Toss with pasta