Roasted Celebration Squash, Sweet Potato and Spicy Sausage

Last week I bought a squash along with a couple of sweet potatoes with the intention of roasting them for dinner one day in mind. However, it seemed to me as though this alone couldn’t be counted as a complete plate of food. So, when I saw the picture of roasted squash and sausages sitting atop the recipes topic on WordPress, my mind was made up. This is such a quintessentially autumnal dish; the squash is certainly only available at this time of the year, while the sweet potato is more readily available. Not only this, but it is also incredibly satisfying to eat, with the heat provided by the sausages cutting across the sweetness of the squash and sweet potato.

Before making this dish I had never consumed any other squash but the questionably shaped, though thoroughly delicious, butternut squash. I suppose I could have been a little more adventurous in my choice of winter fruit, since it is essentially identical in taste to the butternut variety – though one must admit, much prettier. It is, however, a happy coincidence that the flavour of the celebration, or carnival, squash matches that of the sweet potato rather well. Though, I do intend on returning to the receptacle from whence my pretty little fruit came and purchasing something which can only be described as a dwarf pumpkin.

The sausages turned out to be a shrewd choice on my part; they went perfectly with the sweet taste of the fruit and vegetables. Any spicy sausage would do for this dish, chorizo itself would perform just nicely – though its use may set one back a little more. The best way to prepare whatever sausage you buy is to fry them in a little olive oil; it allows the sausage to retain its fat and flavour which will then ooze over the fruit and vegetables when transferred.

I regret to inform you that I am to begin a week long hiatus from blogging starting from the moment this recipe has been posted. Mr. Frugal is off to visit Katherine as he has not seen her for close to seven weeks, which is far too many in my opinion. Don’t miss me too much WordPress, I shall return with a number of recipes, though not the actual food, up my sleeves – Au Revoir.

Roasted Celebration Squash and Sweet Potato with Spicy Sausage

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

• 6 high quality sausages, spicy if at all possible

• 1 celebration/carnival squash, de-seeded, skinned and roughly chopped

• 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

• 5 or 6 large cloves of garlic left whole

• A few sprigs of thyme

• Olive oil

• Salt and Pepper

Method:

1. Heat the oven to around 180C. Place the squash, sweet potatoes, garlic and a sprinkling of fresh thyme in an oven dish, drizzle over some olive oil and season well.

2. Fry off the sausages until firm enough to cut into inch thick slices, this should take 5 minutes or so. Once the sausages are cut up add them, and their juices, to the casserole dish in the oven. Cook for a further 10 minutes, which will allow one side of the sausages to brown, before turning them over to allow the other side to follow suit. Serve alone or with bread.

Cost: The entire oven dish of food, which should be plenty for four people, set me back no more than £3.50. Eating fruit and vegetables when they are in season really is great advice to follow; their price will, more often than not, be heavily reduced.

 

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92 comments on “Roasted Celebration Squash, Sweet Potato and Spicy Sausage

  1. gardenfreshtomatoes
    October 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Wonderful photos and recipe…
    Have a great time!

  2. Kimby
    October 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Go! Enjoy! (And thanks for this lovely recipe — I like how you describe the flavors!)

  3. Chef Scar
    October 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious. I love roasted vegetables in the autumn and winter! And of course sausages any time of the year.

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Oh yes, me too. I’ve not always been the biggest fan of sausages – but these were incredible.

  4. ChgoJohn
    October 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Safe travels!

  5. cookinginsens
    October 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Fabulous!

  6. Dan McCullough
    October 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Have you tried acorn squash? Is it available where you are? It is very good as well.

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      No, but I intend to :D I think it probably is.

  7. glutenfreezen
    October 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Yum! I love the combination of sweet potatoes, squash and spicy sausage, a great Fall meal!

  8. Joanne
    October 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I would imagine the sausage goes brilliantly with the sweetness of the potatoes and squash. This is a perfect fall dish. Enjoy your time off! See you when you get back.

  9. thekalechronicles
    October 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    All of a sudden I’ve seen several recipes combining winter squash, sweet potato and sausage: soup, hash, even pizza. Yours is one of the simplest and looks great. (Simple is a good thing in my book, as is complex and nuanced — I like variety). Have a good trip.

  10. Arturo Féliz-Camilo
    October 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    That definitely looks like something I would eat! yum yum yum!

  11. darcyeats
    October 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    This vibrant dish looks to be he epitome of fresh, simple, seasonal comfort. Cannot wait to have some autumnal produce roasting in the oven later this evening!

  12. EmmaMT
    October 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Ooooohhhh, that is just perfect for today’s cold and wet weather. I’ve just put an extra pair of socks on to warm up but I think a bowl of these toastie roasties is just the ticket. That’s tomorrow’s dinner sorted! Thanks.

  13. Kay aka Babygirl
    October 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Squash paired with Sweet Potatos and Spicy Sausages sound like an amazing meal to me. I love this recipe.

  14. elaina
    October 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Cute! I’m loving the lil dwarf pumpkin :) Have a great trip and look forward to hearing about all your new recipes when you come back!

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Haha, me too. There are some great ones lined up!

  15. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    October 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I love this combo. Great meal.

  16. Kara Goldsborough
    October 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Enjoy your trip! I could never take a photo from my floor. Its been totally destroyed by my dog :(

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      I don’t take them from my floor, it’s from my table – easy mistake, the floor is wooden too.

  17. Smedette
    October 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    You take some of the most beautiful food photos I’ve ever seen.

  18. Bam's Kitchen
    October 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I just love the spice of the sausage along with the sweetness of the squash. I like that you have done this dish in one easy baking dish! I love following you on wordpress you have so many delightful recipes!

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      It does work perfectly! Thanks so much, please carry on!

  19. gnashingrefined
    October 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Squash and Sausage, what a great flavor combo!

  20. daisy
    October 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I love that this dish is simple, yet it looks satisfying. It is perfect for autumn.

  21. spicegirlfla
    October 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Absolutely a perfect blend of flavors! And the presentation is definitely an Autumn dish!!

  22. Tara
    October 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Squash and sweet potatoes have been part of my daily diet lately. They are so good right now! I think it would combine really well with sausage. Ill have to try that!

  23. spinach&spice
    October 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Great easy Fall meal! It reminds me of something SkinnyTaste came up with recently. Roasting always brings the flavors out :)

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      I love roasting things like this – it’s very simple also.

  24. Granny
    October 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Wonderful fall meal… leaves many of us to impatiently look forward to the next delectable entry. Could almost taste it and now certainly crave this heartwarming dish. have a fantastic week, Mr. Frugal.

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      There are some great recipes in the pipeline :D

  25. Alix
    October 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Great tips. I love this combo in soup with kale, but I think your version sounds even better–cuts to the chase!

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Thing is, I have made so much soup recently.

  26. dsimple
    October 28, 2011 at 12:59 am

    All righty then … this sounds AWESOME! Gonna give it a try myself this weekend. Thanks for the great idea. :-)

  27. Karina
    October 28, 2011 at 1:30 am

    What a creative flavour combo! Enjoy your week Sir

  28. Amy
    October 28, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Oooh, I love the combo of ingredients in this…how delicious!!!

  29. Nise en Scène
    October 28, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Perfect for fall! Mirrors the colours too :)

  30. Aimee@clevermuffin
    October 28, 2011 at 3:25 am

    This looks like perfect comfort food! Safe travels and hope to see you back to your old antics real soon!

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      It was. I assume by old antics you mean blogging? :D

  31. 5iveDollarFeasts
    October 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

    That looks amazing. I need to find a place in Southern California that sells chorizo in the whole sausage form though. I can only find crumbly chorizo.

    • frugalfeeding
      October 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      I do not know what crumble chorizo is – try the meat counter.

  32. sweetphi
    October 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I’ll have to try it soon-it looks like an awesome Fall evening recipe

  33. PhobicFoodie
    October 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    That sounds so utterly comforting and delicious! It is now on my list of dishes to make this weekend!

  34. Erin Hutton
    October 31, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Looks amazing!!! So glad you found my blog and commented so I could find yours!!

  35. thelittleloaf
    October 31, 2011 at 8:27 am

    What a gorgeous autumnal dish – I love the saltiness of sausages against sweet creamy squash and can imagine the sweet potato adds a beautiful texture too. Great recipe.

  36. pursuitofhappieness
    October 31, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Simple and rustic, looks divine!

  37. cakeboule
    November 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Love the photography in this post. My son attempted a sweet potato & chorizo soup as he is an aspiring chef (he is only 12) and this reminded me of his wonderful dish. I will have to show him this! Thank you.

    • frugalfeeding
      November 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m impressed with your son!

  38. mamafritz
    November 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    mmmm, this looks delicious! i’ll have to give this a go asap!

  39. Heather Zuber-Harshman
    November 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    What a perfect dish – it has two of my favorite foods: good quality sausage and sweet potatoes. Yummy. For those in the States, Sprouts (fka Henrys) has amazing, homemade sausage. The chicken with jalapenos is my favorite.

    • frugalfeeding
      November 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      Mine too! Chicken and jalapeno sausages sound amazing. I have never tried a chicken sausage.

  40. mb
    November 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    What a beautiful meal I am definitely going to try this one. Amazing how the simplest of meal are the ones we tend to enjoy the most.

  41. Karen
    November 4, 2011 at 1:03 am

    This sounds like a wonderful dish to have this time of the year all the way through until spring. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  42. Jill @ A Cook's Nook
    November 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    This looks yummy. My husband saw the sausage and immediately jumped on the squash band wagon. thank you :)

    Enjoy your visit & safe travels!

  43. steph
    November 11, 2011 at 3:20 am

    this looks great! Another great idea to do with squash! i’ll have to try it out while its still in season… love the blog!

  44. mzsura
    December 16, 2011 at 2:47 am

    looks tasty. i’ll need to give this a try

  45. petit4chocolatier
    October 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Ambrosial on a dish! I love the blend!

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