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Try this delicious Garlicky Kale Sausage & Butternut Squash Pasta Bake, made with rigatoni noodles, kale, butternut squash, sausage in a pink Dutch oven. beautifuleatsandthings.com

Garlicky Kale Sausage & Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

Servings 6
Author Beautiful Eats & Things


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 and ½ cups butternut squash cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 and ¾ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1- pound rigatoni pasta
  • 1 bunch kale leaves stems removed & chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add in the oil and Italian Sausage. Cook until the meat is browned and cooked through, and transfer to a plate.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, and add in the butternut squash, garlic, paprika, and sage. Stir for about 8 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Pour in the chicken broth, and simmer over medium heat for about 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the noodles, kale, and milk, and then cover. Once the noodles are cooked and the kale is tender, remove from the heat. Stir in the sausage and ½ of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and transfer to a baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown. Enjoy!