Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage & Peppers

Get ready to twirl those forks because these butternut squash noodles are killer! Sometimes you just have a hankering for some classic Italian flavors of garlic, sausage, mushrooms and peppers and this dish hits all the spots. If you’ve never tried spiralizing butternut squash you’re going to love the touch of sweetness it brings and the texture that is firmer and more substantial than spaghetti squash. If you don’t have a spiralizer spaghetti squash would make a good substitution.

Butternut Squash Noodles with Sausage & Pepper

  • 1 large butternut squash (spiralized)
  • 1/2 pound italian bulk sausage
  • 2 large cloves of garlic (sliced)
  • 10 cremini mushrooms (sliced)
  • 6 large kale leaves (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven 400°

  2. In a large pan cook sausage until browned and remove from the pan.

  3. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté garlic for 30 seconds. 

  4. Add mushrooms and sauté for 3 – 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  5. Add sliced bell peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes

  6. Add kale and cook until kale begins to wilt down. Season again to taste.

  7. Add olive oil as needed to keep from drying.

  8. Remove from heat.

  9. On a parchment lined baking sheet place your spiralized squash noodles. And drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil with a little salt.

  10. Bake noodles for 10-15 minutes. Check for doneness. You are looking for a little bite “al dente style”.

  11. When the noodles are cooked add them to the frying pan with the sausage and veggies. Cooking over medium heat toss everything together and taste for seasoning. 

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