This dish is a great pasta substitute, relatively cheap and easy to make! Definitely recommend trying this out!
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage
- 1/2 red onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 large jar of your favorite sauce
- 1 can of roasted red peppers--chopped
- 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
- couples leaves of fresh basil (leave it out if you don’t have it, just freshens up the sauce a bit)
- 1 butternut squash
- Parmesan (optional)
Saute and crumble sausage and onion till brown. Add garlic and chopped roasted red pepper towards the end of cooking so that it doesn't burn. I skinned the squash and cut off the bowl part so I was left with the length side of the squash. I placed the squash in the microwave for a couple minutes so that it is easier to cut. Then I cut it "hot dog" style into thin long slices.
Using a safe baking dish, put down enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the dish. (This keeps the squash from sticking to the pan.) Next add the squash, trying not to overlap the pieces, then spoon on the sausage mixture, followed by the sauce. Repeat until all your ingredients are used up.
Lucini is my FAVORITE store bought pasta sauce. I especially love the spicy version!
Bake for 45 minutes. Let it set for a good half hour before cutting into it, as it will solidify.