Sausage and Squash Penne

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
I love using frozen cooked winter squash because the hard work—peeling, chopping and cooking—is all done for me. — Jennifer Roberts, South Burlington, Vermont
Sausage and Squash Penne Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Optional: Minced fresh parsley and additional grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 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.
  2. 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 parsley and additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup pasta with 1/2 cup sausage and 1/4 cup squash: 468 calories, 26g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 705mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein.