Stuffed Shells with Kale and Sage Sausage in a Butternut Squash Sauce

Stuffed Shells with Kale, Sausage in a Butternut Squash Sauce

The Shells pre-oven. They could easily be made vegetarian by leaving out the sausage.

Lately my goal has been to up the health and nutritional value of the food I make. Stuffed shells sounded like a good way to use some of the kale and chard in the garden, and to put a little bit more of an autumnal twist on the dish, I made a sauce with butternut squash instead of the usual tomato sauce.

Stuffed Shells with Kale, Sausage  in a Butternut Squash Sauce

We used Kale and Swiss Chard in the salad as well as cherry tomatoes all from the garden.

This was made for a Monday night dinner, though there are several steps to making it. If I was really taking my time, I would have made the sauce better by roasting some tomatoes with the butternut squash and added ┬áthem along with some cream to the blender. Oh, and roasted garlic. Yummy, roasted garlic, tomato and butternut squash sauce with cream… that will be in a post for another dish. Soup anyone? (read more)

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