January 6, 2015

Butternut Squash Noodles

One more spiralized veggie recipe (for now)! I like this one the most. Butternut squash is one of my favorite winter veggies, and they are great for noodles. combine with some kale, mushrooms, and sausage, and you have the perfect dinner recipe. I use hot italian sausage because it goes well with the sweetness of the squash, but you could use whatever kind you want. 

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 Butternut Squash $2.30
  • 8oz Mushrooms $2.59
  • **4 Hot Italian Turkey Sausages $4.00
  • 1 Bunch Kale $1.00
**My grocery store was out of the italian turkey sausage, so I had to use regular italian sausage. The nutritional info is using the turkey sausage. 

Serving Size: 1/4 Total Recipe
Total Servings: 4
Price Per Serving: $2.72
Nutrition (per serving):
      Calories: 308
      Carbs:  35g
      Fat:  9g
      Protein:  27g

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

If your sausage is in its casing then you'll need to remove it. You can do this by squeezing in the middle and the sausage will come out the ends, throw the casings away.

Heat a large pan or pot over medium high heat and then add in your sausage. break up the pieces with a fork while cooking. Once done, set aside. 

Take your squash and cut off the bulb on the end. The part that you spiralize should be seedless. If you get any seeds in the part that you cut off (like I did) just scoop them out. Save the bulb part for another recipe, roast in the oven and top with some brown sugar for a sweet treat!

For the part that you'll be spiralizing, peel the skin off of the outside using a vegetable peeler and cut off the end.

Place your squash in your spiralizer and go!

Place the squash on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 7-10 minutes until they're flexible but not mushy, they should bend like pasta.

While your squash is baking, chop up your mushrooms and kale. Saute in a pan over medium high heat until kale is wilted and mushrooms have softened. 

Add in the sausage until it is heated through.

Place the noodles on a bowl or plate and top with the kale mushrooms and sausage. If you want, you can also top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. 

Happy Cooking!

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