Butternut Squash with Italian Sausage

Butternut Squash with Italian Sausage
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.

Cutting butternut squash can be very time consuming. Save time by using pre-packaged squash in this mouthwatering dish. Serve this with a large green salad.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 heaping cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 heaping cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 180

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 13g
  • Potassium 770mg
  • Phosphorus 150mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 2 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • cubed fresh or frozen butternut squash
    2 (12-oz) packages
  • small onion (diced)
  • Italian-style cooked chicken sausage (sliced)
    3 (3-oz) links
  • olive oil
    1 tsp
  • dried sage
    1/8 tsp
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients.

  3. Spread evenly on baking sheet and bake 30-35 minutes or until squash is tender.

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