Who doesn’t love a one-pot dinner? Instant Pot butternut squash & sausage pasta is simple and full of delicious flavors that will warm you on a cool night! Scroll down for video.
Oh hey, have I mentioned that I have a little obsession with my Instant Pot (<–affiliate link)? Okay, good. I’m just making sure that you all know about this awesome countertop appliance that feeds us at least once a week, usually more.
Anyway, this post is not really to harp on and on about how much I love the Instant Pot. It’s to share this Instant Pot butternut squash & sausage pasta with you. These days I just about always cook my pasta in the Instant Pot or using a one-pot method. When a friend told me about a recipe from The Chew that had pasta, cheese, sausage, and butternut squash, I knew I had to adapt it for the Instant Pot.
Chicken & Apple Sausage
I don’t love Italian sausage but if you do, feel free to use it here. That’s what was in the original recipe. I used chicken and apple sausage; I like the sweetness and the warm spices. A little cottage cheese or ricotta stirred in gives it extra creaminess, and instead of wrestling with a whole butternut squash on a weeknight I just dump in a bag of frozen, cubed butternut squash.