This post update: July 9, 2021
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Gluten-free Penne Pasta
The Penne pasta used in this recipe is a multi-grain gluten-free pasta.
The grains include brown rice, quinoa, and amaranth.
The quinoa seed is native to Peru, and the amaranth seed is native to Mexico.
Quinoa is not a true grain but a seed, and it contains the most protein when compared to any other grain.
Both quinoa and amaranth also are great for keeping your blood sugars leveled.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage with Gluten Free Penne Pasta
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 package chicken sausage
3 cups multi-grain gluten-free, Penne pasta
2 cups cubed, butternut squash
1 tbsp. dark brown sugar
½ cup pecan pieces
1 stick, salted butter
8 sage leaves, small
½ tsp. Himalayan Salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Slide a small baking sheet into your oven and preheat it to 400 degrees.
Cook gluten-free pasta according to package instructions. Any brand will do. We used De Boles.
In a medium bowl, toss the squash with olive oil, salt, pepper and dark brown sugar.
Remove heated aluminum lined baking sheet from oven, add the squash and spread out over aluminum sheet.
Return to oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring vegetables once 1/2 through.
Remove once the squash is tender.
Remove, slice and add back to the pan to cook the centers.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sausage, pasta and butternut squash, and set aside.
We provided this 39 second video to show You how to prepare the “Brown Butter Sage Sauce”
Heat a 10 inch skillet on medium heat.
Place the stick of cold butter into the hot pan, lift and swirl the butter.
Add in the sage leaves and keep swirling until the butter has completely melted, should be a deep brown color, but not to the point of burning.
After you have poured the brown butter sage sauce over the pasta, toss to mix well.
Sprinkle pecan pieces over top and mix in.
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