Penne with sausage and roasted squash
Posted by moderndaygourmet on October 15, 2007
My friend Sarah made this one up and shared it with us. What a great time of year to be making it, too! I love baked pasta dishes; the ultimate comfort food.
Penne with Sausage and Roasted Squash
Cut one squash into 1/2 inch squares (making this again, I would use 2 squashes). but I am a big squash fan). Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried rosemary. Roast in 400 degree oven for 30-45 minutes or until carmelized. Set aside.
Cook one box penne pasta in boiling water until just underdone. Drain and set aside.
Cook 1 lb sausage, broken into small pieces in olive oil until well browned. Add one clove minced garlic and cook until soft. Remove sausage from pan and half a small onion, minced. Saute until soft and golden. Add 3 T flour to drippings and onion and stir until flour/onion paste forms. Cook roux until slightly browned and thick. Add 2 cups 2% (or whatever you have) milk and stir, cook on medium until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I used a little more). Stir until melted.
Add cheese mixture to pasta, pour into a 9x 13 pan. Add roasted squash and sausage, gently mix. Sprinkle with mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese, and a little more rosemary. Bake at 450 for ten minutes, until cheese is melted.