Penne Pasta with Sausage, Butternut Squash & Chard
- Step 1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 2 minutes. Add squash and cook for 6 minutes. Add chard and cook until the pasta is tender, 1 to 2 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot.
- Step 2 Meanwhile, combine sausage, shallot and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is soft, about 5 minutes. Add sage and sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cook, whisking occasionally, until the sauce starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt and nutmeg; cook until the cheese melts and the sauce is thick.
- Step 3 Pour the sauce over the pasta mixture and stir to coat. Serve topped with more cheese and pepper flakes, if desired.