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One-pot orecchiette with sausage, fennel, and butternut squash

7
7
7
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
We love orecchiette, which literally translates to "little ears," because not only do they look adorable, they're great for scooping up thicker, chunkier sauces. Precooked chicken sausage comes in many flavors. We recommend sweet Italian but sub in spicy Italian if you want to give the dish a kick. You'll love how all of these delicious flavors comes together in just one pot, and you'll have dinner on the table in about half an hour.

Ingredients

uncooked pasta

6 oz, orecchiette variety

uncooked butternut squash

10 oz, diced (about 2 c)

uncooked fennel bulb(s)

1 medium, chopped

cooked chicken sausage(s)

6 oz, sweet Italian-variety, halved lengthwise, sliced

uncooked shallot(s)

2 medium, thinly sliced

fresh thyme

3 sprig(s)

canned chicken broth

32 oz

fresh baby spinach

4 cup(s), packed

grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. Combine pasta, squash, fennel, sausage, shallots, thyme and broth in a large, deep skillet (12-in diameter) or soup pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until pasta is al dente and cooking liquid thickens, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove thyme. Add spinach, 2 cups at a time, stirring until each batch is wilted, about 1 minute.
  3. Remove pan from heat; stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Serving size: 1 3/4 c

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