Butternut Squash and Kale Pasta Recipe

I love butternut squash – and the kale paired perfectly with it in this recipe!  I was very happy to find a new recipe to use kale – and which tasted so great!!

Butternut Squash and Kale Pasta Recipe

Butternut Squash and Kale Pasta Recipe


  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 - 1" pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs roughly chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable/chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, roughly chopped (about 6-7 cups)
  • 1 package cooked pasta or gnocchi or tortellini
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan or pecorino romano


  1. Melt 1 Tbs butter in large ovenproof skillet (I used cast iron) over medium heat.
  2. Add squash and cook, stirring often until soft and golden, about 9 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, sage, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook until garlic is soft - 2-3 minutes.
  4. Preheat the broiler
  5. Add the broth to the skillet. Add the broth to the pan. When it starts to simmer, stir in the kale and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the pasta, stir.
  7. Cover, and cook until the pasta is tender.
  8. Uncover, stir in 1/4 of the cheese and the remaining 1 Tbs butter.
  9. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese, place in the broiler and broil til cheese is bubbly and golden, about 3-4 minutes.
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As always – ENJOY!!!

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