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Tortellini & Sausage with Butternut Squash Sauce

For a bright green pop of color and a peppery counterpoint to the squash's sweetness, try stirring in some chopped fresh arugula or watercress.

Ready in: Level: Easy
Prep: Cook: Yields: 6 Servings


  • 1 small butternut squash (about 1 ½ pounds, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces)

  • 3 cloves garlic (with peel on)

  • 1 T olive oil

  • 1 t salt

  • 1/2 t dried sage

  • 1/4 t black pepper

  • 2/3 c Stonyfield Organic Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt

  • 1/3 c chicken broth

  • 1 package frozen cheese tortellini (22 ounces)

  • 1 package Italian-style chicken sausage (12 ounces)

  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 520, Calories from Fat: 140, Total Fat: 16g, Total Fat Percent: 25%, Saturated Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat Percent: 30%, Cholesterol: 90mg, Cholesterol Percent: 30%, Sodium: 1170mg, Sodium Percent: 49%, Total Carbohydrate: 64g, Total Carbohydrate Percent: 21%, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Dietary Fiber Percent: 16%, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 30g, Protein Percent: 60%, Vitamin A: 250%, Vitamin C: 40%, Calcium: 30%, Iron: 15%


Step 1

Heat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine squash, garlic, olive oil, ½ teaspoon of the salt, sage and pepper. Stir until well blended, and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring halfway through. Remove peel from garlic.

Step 2

Transfer squash and garlic to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add yogurt, broth and remaining ½ teaspoon salt to food processor and pulse until well blended.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water. Cook sausage in a nonstick skillet for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cut into ½-inch-thick slices. Place pasta and sausage in a large serving bowl and pour sauce over top. Stir until well blended adding pasta water if needed to thin sauce.


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