Sausage and butternut squash casserole for a quick weeknight dinner. It’s perfect for leftovers as well.

 Sausage and butternut squash casserole

Six days in for the month of October and I have 7 mosquito bites.

SEVEN!!!

It’s supposed to be cool weather, leaves turning colors, pumpkins lining the driveways and everyone outside enjoying the fall season. Instead I’m hiding indoors knowing that I can’t get away from these bloodsuckers.

The other night my husband and daughter were outside playing in the “somewhat” cooler air while I was avoiding the outdoors at all cost. I remembered that I had bought a butternut squash and it was lying on the counter just waiting for me to cut it up. Now I will be honest with you about cutting these things up. I would rather just buy butternut squash already cut into cubes than cut it up myself. Yes, it may be more expensive but it’s a royal pain.

Knife in hand, I started to chip away at the skin until I had several cups of nicely chopped butternut squash. I knew that instead of my usual roasting technique that I wanted to place them in a casserole recipe. Next it was time to see what was in my refrigerator that could possibly pair well with the squash. Link sausage and spinach were my go-to items and at the last minute I decided to add the egg mixture for a little more depth to the casserole.

butternut squash casserole

In hindsight this casserole was easy to make and it kept me from getting bit outside.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Sausage and butternut squash casserole

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 1/2 cups spinach
  • 14 ounces sliced link sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil and top with butternut squash.  Coat the squash with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.  Bake for 20 minutes and then remove.

Put oven temperature at 350 degrees F.

In a large saute pan add the rest of the olive oil over low/medium heat.  Add the onions and garlic; cook until tender.  Add in the spinach and sausage and cook until spinach has wilted.  Pour the mixture into an 8 by 8 inch casserole dish along with the butternut squash.  Sprinkle in the thyme, rosemary and cheese.

Whisk eggs in a small bowl.  Stir in the chicken stock and then pour over the sausage and butternut squash.  Season with a pinch of salt.

Bake for 35 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.

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18 comments on “Sausage and butternut squash casserole”

  1. Great combo – love butternut + sausage. Happy Monday!

  2. This is the perfect fall meal!! Even if the mosquitoes are still biting 🙂

  3. I am all about all things butternut squash, and I love that you did something creative with it like this!

  4. Casseroles are my jam! Love the use of butternut squash in it!

  5. Casseroles like this are perfect for fall dinners!

  6. So sorry to hear about your mosquito bites…they’re the worst! This sounds like an absolutely perfect dinner for fall…love the sausage-squash combo!

  7. oh my gawd, I loathe mosquitos. The suckers just get you when you least expect it! The other day, I was at the park with my girls and it wasn’t even dusk yet and the suckers got me, like 3 times!!! argh!! but on to this fabulous casserole. . love this so much! I’m all about casseroles and re-heating stuff for lunch or dinner throughout the week. it’s just so easy! Pinned!

  8. Love butternut squash! What a great use for it!

  9. I love this casserole. I just got 2 huge butternut squash yesterday at the pumpkin patch, this is perfect!
    We never get too many mosquitos here, so 7 this time of year is crazy!

  10. This is fall comfort food perfection!!

  11. Why yes I will take a tray of this please! 🙂

  12. Gosh I haven’t gotten 7 bites over the period of several years and yes I do spend time outside. Yikes! I hated squash when I was a kid until I tasted butternut squash. It was milder and well it was kind of nutty. It saved my bacon as far as squash eating was concerned. This is a lovely recipe to feature this delicious squash.

  13. Love the quiche aspect, I have not seen squash made this way, original!

  14. oh this is the perfect Fall dish!!

  15. I’m so ready for mosquitos and flies to be gone already!! Our hot hot summer has these annoying bugs flocking. But, this dinner, something that could distract me long enough to not care about those buggies for 5 minutes!

  16. I am kind of obsessed with butternut squash right now! And this looks so hearty and tasty!

  17. Kinda funny you mention mosquitos because last night I was getting bit up taking the dog out and I was thinking the same thing…it’s OCTOBER!!! What in the world.
    This casserole looks awesome! Loving the butternut squash. I’ve got one on the counter and have been really wanting to roast it up and add it to some pasta! Great recipe!

  18. YUM! We love breakfast for dinner. These flavors seem like the perfect combo. I love all of the fresh ingredients. Can’t wait to try this. Pinning it now 🙂

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