Sausage Rotini Stuffed Butternut Squash

I’ve been in a bit a bit of a food rut lately. I don’t know if it’s the change of season or the short days, but I’ve been reaching for the takeout menu more often than I’d like to admit. I’ve been trying to break out of the funk (baby steps…) and it started with this recipe (and ended with the most amazing apple crisp!!! But I’ll save that for another day…).

This recipe was destined to happen. Here’s why:

1. I love pasta tosses. If I had done this blog a year ago, It would have been called 1001 pasta tosses because it was almost all I cooked. It was all I liked to do. Mixin’ and matchin’ pastas, sauces, and etceteras- it was ridiculous. After the winter passed and I started getting over my pasta toss obsession I realized I really needed to expand my horizons. (That’s when I got obsessed with ridiculously packed salads… But that’s another story) And I did, but it’s the winter again… And I haven’t made a pasta toss in a while. It was only a matter of time…

2. Along with my pasta toss obsession last winter I was also obsessed with squash. All of them. I came home with at least 1 squash a week… Sometimes more. And I haven’t had one since last winter…

3. Finally, I had some leftover sausage from my biscuits and gravy recipe- (amazing!!!) and had to do something with it- I didn’t want it to go to waste.

So, you do the math. Squash + pasta toss + sausage = … Destiny.

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