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Tortellini with Sausage and Squash

Winter squash purée and garlic meld into an easy pasta sauce that’s brimming with iron and vitamin C. Spicy sausage jazzes up the dish.

Serves 6
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
354 calories per serving


> 1 (12 oz) pkg frozen butternut squash puree
> 1 (19 oz) pkg frozen cheese tortellini
> 3 links  spicy Italian sausage
> 2 tbsp minced garlic
> 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves


Microwave the squash according to package directions.
Cook the tortellini according to package directions, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid. Remove the casings from the sausage.
Meanwhile, heat a nonstick 12-inch skillet on medium-high and cook sausage 5 min., stirring and breaking up with back of wooden spoon.
Add the garlic and cook 2 min., stirring often. Add the squash and reserved cooking liquid. Cook 2 min. Remove from heat.
To skillet, add cooked tortellini and fold in gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finely chop the basil and use as garnish.

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