Roasted Sausage & Acorn Squash

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This is a new favorite of mine. I love the combination of flavors and textures. It looks so pretty on the pan when it is done. One of my favorite magazines, Everyday Food, did a 3 part segment on One Pan dinners. They are all super simple and everything gets cooked on the same baking sheet. Super slick. I will be posting all 3 recipes. I have tagged them One Pan Meal so you can search them that way once I get them all posted. You are going to love how easy this is!

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Start with an acorn squash. Depending on how much you and your family love squash or if you are the only one going to be eating it. Choose the appropriate size for your crew. Cut it in half. Turn your oven on to 475.

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Scoop out all the seeds and stringy pulp.

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Place the squash cut side down on your cutting board. Turn it so the ridges of the squash go horizontal. Slice about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

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See how they make pretty little scalloped pieces 🙂

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Now grab some fresh sausage. My husband picked this up at an Italian grocery store nearby and it is delicious… You will want about 1 1/2 lbs of sausage. If it is in one piece like this you will want to cut it into more manageable serving sizes.

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Now grab a beautiful red onion. Every time I peel a red onion I am so amazed by how pretty they are. Yep, I love food that much.

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Cut the onion into wedges. Hold the top of the onion with one hand and make slices into it at an angle all the way around.

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Toss the onion and squash onto a large baking sheet.

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Drizzle with 2 Tbs olive oil.

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Toss to coat with oil then spread everything out so it’s in a single layer.

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Season generously with salt and pepper. Yep, I love pepper.

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Add the sausages and roll them around once to season them and get a little oil on them.

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Roast in oven about 15-18 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Remove from oven and turn broiler on.

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Sprinkle veggies with 1/2 cup Asiago cheese and 1 Tbs chopped fresh sage or a little dried if thats all you have.

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Pop the pan under the broiler and grab a handful of dried cranberries. Give them a quick chop.

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After about 3 minutes under the broiler everything will brown up and the cheese will get crispy… oh crispy cheese. Yes, I love crispy cheese.

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Sprinkle cranberries over the pan and sit back and admire your one pan wonder. How easy was that?!?! Now plate it up and enjoy!!

Roasted Sausage & Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash
1 red onion
1 1/2 lbs fresh sausage (spicy or sweet)
handful dried cranberries
1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
1 Tbs chopped fresh sage

Heat oven to 475. Slice squash and cut onion into 1/4 inch wedges. Toss with 2 Tbs olive oil on large baking sheet. Season with salt & pepper. Add sausage. Turn sausage once to season. Roast in oven 15-18 mins until veggies are tender. Remove pan from oven and turn on broiler. Sprinkle Asiago over veggies and sage over everything. Return to oven and broil for about 3 minutes or until cheese gets browned and crispy. Remove from oven and sprinkle cranberries on top. Serve!

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