Life started moving at a dizzying pace, the end of the year was upon us (which I know is supposed to be a joyous time, but for me, it's always the most stressful). Winter squash sat on my counter, neglected. I kept thinking I'd get to a recipe later, and squeak in towards the end of the week. Before I knew it, it was the next week, and I'd be saying the same thing. I did manage to complete one winter squash recipe in the final six weeks. Lame.
A few of my winter squash compatriots actually did manage to delve deeper, and post all twelve weeks, though—to them I take my hat off. So today, I'm sharing a simple one-pan recipe featuring Acorn squash, but I'm also sharing the entire list of recipes made by the Twelve Weeks of Winter Squash group throughout our event this year.
If all goes as planned, I will try to meet my goal of exploring new varieties and cooking methods for winter squash again next November. Until then, here's to winter squash....and best intentions!
One-Pan Sausage, Squash, and Red Onion Roast
A simple, roasted one-pan meal featuring sweet Italian sausage, acorn squash, red onion, dried cherries, and herbs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Keywords: roast entree nut-free soy-free sugar-free cherries onions sausage squash fall winter
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1 small acorn squash
- 1 large red onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
- 4 sweet Italian sausages
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed
- sea salt
- ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
- freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, optional, to serve
Preheat oven to 425° F. Cut the squash in half from tip to tail, then remove the seeds. Slice into 1/2-inch thick half moons. Cut the onion into 1/4-inch thick wedges.
Toss the squash and onion with the olive oil and sprinkle with the thyme, fennel, and a good smattering of salt and pepper. Lay on a rimmed baking sheet, then add the sausages.
Slide into the oven and roast for 18 minutes, or until the veggies are golden and tender, and the sausages are cooked through.
Remove from oven and scatter the chopped dried cherries over the top, and shave a bit of Parmesan over everything, if using.
-inspired by and adapted from One Pot by Martha Stewart
This year's 12 Weeks of Winter Squash Recipes (listed by squash variety):
Mushroom & Apricot Stuffed Acorn Squash from Love & Flour
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash from Thyme for Cooking
Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings from Thyme for Cook
Whole Wheat Acorn Squash Waffles with Walnut and Cinnamon Syrup from Savory Moments
Roasted Buttercup Squash & Tahini-Yogurt Dip
Roasted Buttercup Squash with Gnocchi, Bacon, & Brussels Sprouts from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Bourbon Squash Soup from Love & Flour
Butternut & Goat Cheese Galette from Love & Flour
Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
Butternut Squash Bread from Thyme for Cooking
Butternut Squash & Cranberry Pancakes from Savory Moments
Butternut Squash Ginger Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese from Love & Flour
Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese w/ Hazelnut Crumble from Savory Moments
Butternut Squash Timbales w/ Warm Apple Slices from Thyme for Cooking
Chicken Butternut Squash Tagine from Thyme for Cooking
Chocolate Chip Butternut Squash Oatmeal Cookies from Savory Moments
Curried Butternut Squash Bisque with Cashew Cream (vegan) from Healthy.Delicious.
Forbidden Rice w/ Butternut Squash & Edamame
Pork Cutlets with Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Sauté from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Roasted Butternut Squash & Broccolini w/ Truffle Salt from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Sesame and Chile Roasted Butternut Squash
Spicy Butternut Squash from Love & Flour
Maple-Balsamic Roasted Carnival Squash from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Smoky Garlic, Delicata Squash, & Bacon Pizza from Savory Moments
Chipotle Chicken, Hubbard Squash, and Pinto Bean Soup from Savory Moments
Chicken and Kabocha Squash Red Curry from Savory Moments
Chinese Kabocha Squash and Sesame Pancakes from Savory Moments
Kabocha Custard from Love & Flour
Red-Pepper Chicken with Roasted Kabocha from Love & Flour
Stir-Fried (Kabocha) Pumpkin with Eggs from Love & Flour
Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Butter Cookies from Love & Flour
Pumpkin Pizza Dough from Savory Moments
Pumpkin Spice Granola from Savory Moments
Spiced Pumpkin Cheese Crostini from Love & Flour
Split Pea and Smoked Turkey Soup
The Best Pumpkin Mac & Cheese from NY Foodgasm
Beef and Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein from Thyme for Cooking
Duck and Lentil Ragu w/ Spaghetti Squash
Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Pepperoni Pizza-stuffed Spaghetti Squash from Savory Moments
Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs from Thyme for Cooking
Spaghetti Squash with Olives and Duck Sausage from Thyme for Cooking
Swedish Meatballs on Spaghetti Squash from Thyme for Cooking
Roasted Heirloom Sweet Meat Squash & Chestnut Soup from Savory Moments
Follow my Squash(in') Winter Pinterest board for more great winter squash recipes.