You know those beautiful striped squash you see in the produce section every fall? They are called delicata and they are so, so wonderful. It's similar to butternut squash, but dare I say, they are even more delicious. Whomp. I know. I love butternut squash too. Love it. Delicata has a similar flesh inside but has more of a yellowy-orangey hue whereas butternut squash is definitively orange. What I love about the delicata is the slightly lighter, less rich flavor of it. So today I give you my roasted delicata squash with sausage stuffing.
Roasted Delicata Squash is Your New Favorite Dinner... Trust Me
Fall is here and all kinds of awesome squash are here too. Warm and fuzzy are words that come to my mind when I think of fall foods. That is how I want to feel when I eat them. Comfort foods in the fall and winter are an absolute necessity and this recipe is pretty easy to put together. When I was thinking about what to stuff this with, I wanted to create a stuffing that was a little less bready than it was meaty. I wanted the Italian sausage to be the stronger flavor. The other flavors are classic stuffing flavors: bread cubes, chicken broth, dried thyme, onion, celery, apple. I had some pecans on hand too so I toasted them for a topping before serving. That's optional, but I really loved that this added a crunch component to the dish.
Roasted Delicata Squash with Sausage Stuffing is the Dinner that Keeps on Giving
As you can see from the video, I used four squash which I cut in half so this was really enough food for eight servings. And guess what? If you are just one or two or four people you can take them to work for lunches and freeze the rest. When I made this batch, I ate it four days in a row and loved it more each time. Even better is you can wrap them up and stick them in the freezer for later. I really love cooking with leftovers in mind. If I make more than I need, I like to give some to the people I love and the rest I wrap and freeze. Even though I love cooking, there are nights when I need a break too. That's when I look to my freezer and reheat something yummy I already have on hand. If you're making a recipe and going through the motions, why not make a little more than you need? It will make you so happy to have these on hand.
Easy Steps to Making This Incredible Fall Comfort Food
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