Squash and Sausage Bake
Squash and Sausage Bake! Chances are that wherever you are right now, it’s cold. I’m in Florida as I type this (which may make a few of you giggle) but this morning it was 38 degrees when I walked the dog, and it’s supposed to freeze tonight!
For FLORIDIANS, I’ve got to say: THAT’S COLD! And when it’s cold I always like to make warm, filling foods. Foods that fill the entire house with amazing smells. Foods that get in your belly and settle in so nicely that you don’t even care how cold it is outside.
Like soup. Except, if you ate soup all the time, you’d get bored with it rather quickly. So, instead…allow me to present:
Squash & Sausage Bake
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 and a half cups)
2 apples, sliced
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 small red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon caraway
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
6 bratwursts or Italian sausages
It’s really not that many ingredients! (Yay for a budget-friendly meal, too!)
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees 2. Combine squash, apples, grapes and onion. (Don’t you love how colorful it is?!)
3. Sprinkle with oil, caraway, salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
4. Pour into a 13X9-inch pan, or a large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, and arrange your bratwursts over the top.
5. Bake until brats are browned and hot all the way through, and the squash is very tender. (Mine took 35 minutes). This is seriously one of my favorite things to pull out of the oven!
The brats are perfectly browned and so plump and juicy, and the apples and squash have softened just enough to be perfectly delicious! The onions have added just the right flavor, and the grapes have split and let their juices flow through the whole dish. (Now I’m hungry again.)
Sometimes I’ll serve this with rolls and a salad, but it really is phenomenal all by itself, too!
If you try it, I’d love to hear what you think!
11 thoughts on “Squash and Sausage Bake”
I looked forward to the cold snaps in Tampa when we lived there! We moved to Bahamas few months back only recently got a nice cold snap. Lowest it got was in the 60s but it was quite cold in our house cause there isn't a furnace. I don't think any of the houses here have them because it's rarely cold. It was a nice break from the heat but didn't last long. It's going to be in the high 70s and low 80s again!
The sausages look yummy! I'm not sure I'd like the fruit in the dish though. Wish I could sample your dish so I'd know whether or not I'd want fruit in it. LOL
It's definitely a bit of an odd combination – but I think you might be surprised how well it all blends together in the end!
This looks so yummy! We like apple with sausage, this mast taste similar.
It's certainly an attractive dish and sound yummy with that combination of ingredients!
Here in Georgia, when the temp drops below 55, we break out the jackets and start complaining of the cold. We would never be able to survive up north!
This dish looks so comforting for the end of winter.
We are so glad you shared with us at the Merry Monday party! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to at our next party!
This sounds sooooooo good! Thank you for sharing @ Inspiration Monday Party! XO —–Pinning!!!!
That looks so good!
Wow this looks really good. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.
This looks great and the colours are wonderful. What an interested recipe and the food flavour combinations. Will have to give this a go I think. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
This sounds amazing! Perfect for the cold snowy winter we are in the midst of here. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? 🙂
I added this to my menu planning this week. It looks absolutely delicious and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks last week. Come back tonight and share something new. Can't wait to see what you have for us this week. By the way, I pinned this to our Tips & Tricks board! 🙂