My butternut squash and sage sausage (open) sandwich recipe makes use of a number of my very favourite ingredients. Now the rain has begun to roll in once more it seems appropriate to bring an element of comfort to lunchtime. This certainly is a hug on a slice.
When considering frugality, it is important to treat meat as something special; it should be showcased. Frugal this blog may be, but bad quality meat should be avoided at all costs. Instead, purchase the cheaper cuts of relatively expensive meat and prepare them in an economical way. Indeed, I’m always keen to stress the difference between ‘cheap’ and ‘frugal’; the latter can and does welcome the use of well-sourced ingredients. Remember, one sausage can go an awfully long way.
Sage and butternut squash are one of those perfect food combinations that are best revisited more than a few times each year. A very comforting pairing, sage and squash come into their own as the calendar moves swiftly into autumn and winter. The best way to convey their relationship in this recipe is to use a sage flavoured sausage. However, a little fresh sage incorporated into the smashed squash also works nicely.
Butternut Squash and Sage Sausage Sandwich
• 300g butternut squash, cubed
• 2-3 spring onions
• ½ tsp chilli flakes
• 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 2 good-quality sage pork sausages
• 2 slices of white farmhouse or sourdough bread
• Salt and pepper
1. Rub the cubes of squash with 1 tbsp of the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and roast in the oven at 180C for 30 minutes until brown. Once cooked mash the squash together and mix in the remaining oil, chilli and spring onions – season well.
2. Meanwhile, fry your sausages until cooked through. Spoon the squash mixture onto your bread, sprinkle with pepper. Halve the sausage and place on top, along with a sage garnish.
Cost: Butternut squash is always cheap – you can often find them for as little as £1 each. Good quality sausages are a little dearer, though when used so sparingly they more than make up for their relative expense. Indeed, this lunchtime treat for two should set you back no more than around £2.50.
37 replies on “Butternut Squash and Sage Sausage Sandwich”
That looks delicious, Frugal. Great idea!
It’s definitely still too hot in Rome for this kind of food although I am keeping my fingers crossed it won’t be long now as mornings and evenings have definitely become a bit chilly. Once things are colder overall I would love to tug into this kind of open sandwich – I always think sage is a tricky ingredient but works so well with something sweet, like squash. Brilliant photos too, hugely inviting!
Thanks! IT’s getting very chilly here – a little too soon perhaps. I adore sage, though it is very powerful.
What a fabulous lunch. Yum!
Thanks – it was delicious.
I sure would like this sandwich for my lunch today! 🙂
Me too… 😀
This looks wonderful. And just perfect for this autumnal weather. Off to buy some sausages now…!
Enjoy it, Georgina!
Oooooo that looks good…. So hungry now!
This looks like a delicious fall lunch. I love butternut squash.
IT was exactly that – it’s getting cold in Britain!
A hug on a slice! Sounds perfect for a dreary wintery day…pity we’re coming into spring and summer in this part of the world (not really a pity at all, except for the absence of an excuse to try this!) 🙂
Exactly! You can have this year round 😀
I plan to try this tomorrow, have never had a sandwich like that, many thanks
This looks the business!
It’s a grey old day up our mountain and I haven’t had breakfast yet – this would be perfect right now!
I’m sure it would. There’ll be a paprika post soon 😀
Very nice Nick. Great use of light too. Good to have you back in my feed. You have been missing for a couple of months.
IT’s good to be back, Conor. I wonder where I went…
This looks delicious. Beautiful photography also!
I might want to give this a try with veggie sausage, your photos are so appetizing!
Thanks, Veronica – I hope you enjoy it.
Looks super yum! I love butternut and sage!
One of my favourite combinations.
This combination looks fantastic.. I know my next snack!
Sounds great, and it seems like the squash mash could even stand alone or as a tasty side dish.
Oh it does – I have a similar sweet potato recipe on here actually.
Anything sweet potato is fine with me!
The hole in my heart may never be filled if these sammies don’t make it onto my meal planner for this week. (Now if only I had a meal planner…) So tasty!
One word – yummy! Going to try this for sure x
Please, please do!
Interesting combo – I could imagine it both cold and warm actually, for breakfast or dinner…. lovely!
You’re right – it would be perfect for both!