Tuscan Sausage and Kale Ragu with Butternut Squash Fettuccini

prep time

20 minutes

cook time

30 minutes

servings

4
The butternut squash offers its inherently sweet taste to the robust sausage and kale ragu, creating a healthy, gluten-free meal that doesn't skimp on flavor.

ingredients

1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® No Salt Added Peeled Plum Italian Style Tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons Tuttorosso® Tomato Paste
1/4 cup red wine, or beef broth
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
Salt and black pepper to taste
4 cups chopped Tuscan kale
1 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium butternut squash
Olive oil, to drizzle
Fresh basil leaves torn for garnish
Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a large pot over medium heat and add in the sausage. Crumble the sausage further with a wooden spoon and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Then, add in the onions, garlic and red pepper flakes and let cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions turn translucent.
  • Using your hands, crush the tomatoes over the pot. Using a wooden spoon, further crush the tomatoes so that no large chunks remain. Add in the tomato paste, wine, basil, oregano, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low to a simmer. Cook for 30-35 minutes or until reduced by half and then stir in the kale and beans. Cook for another 5 minutes or until kale wilts and sauce is thick like a ragu.
  • Peel and spiralize the butternut squash, using Blade B. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the butternut squash noodles. Drizzle with olive oil and massage it into the squash with your hands. Once you add the kale to the ragu, season with salt and pepper and roast for 8-10 minutes or until cooked to al dente.
  • Divide the butternut squash noodles into bowls and top with the ragu, making sure to discard the bay leaf. Garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese.
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nutrition

  • Calories:
    560
    |
  • Fats:
    34.0
    g
    |
  • Trans Fats:
    0
    g
    |
  • Cholesterol:
    85
    mg
    |
  • Sodium:
    1120
    mg
    |
  • Carbohydrate:
    34
    g
    |
  • Fiber:
    7
    g
    |
  • Protein:
    27
    g
    |
  • Vitamin A:
    150
    %
    |
  • Vitamin C:
    80
    %
    |
  • Calcium:
    15
    %
    |
  • Iron:
    25
    %

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1 review

Reviews

  1. By: Leslie K.
    Date: 03/27/2015
    5.0000000000
    Love kale so gave this one a try. It was awesome and even the kids ate it! Was a great way to get kale into the menu and still be so Delicious too. 

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