Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

Rustic Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner RecipeChicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner – A quick 6-Ingredients One-Pan dinner recipe that is both comforting and healthy!

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Over Christmas break I re-read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book Farmer Boy with the kids.

We love to read the “Little House” books together, particularly around the holidays. And most of all, we love Farmer Boy, because of the rascally antics of young Almanzo, and the way he enjoys his meals.

Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

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Laura Ingalls Wilder goes to great lengths to describe the dishes the Wilder family prepared in the mid-1800s. She does this throughout all the books pertaining to her own life experiences as well.

Yet it’s the book written about her husband’s childhood that truly captures the value of every meal, from the perspective of a little foodie in the making.

Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

Almanzo was an appreciator of fine foods. It’s fun to read his detailed descriptions and reactions to various dishes his family enjoyed throughout the year.

Above all the pies, candies, ice cream, and pork-laden dishes his mother cooked, Almanzo loved sautéed apples and onions best of all.

Making Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

I can totally relate to this.

Pungent onions and crisp sweet apples are the perfect pair with softened together over time. Any other ingredient added to this delectable duo is bound to be enhanced by their mingled flavors.

How To: Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

Today’s Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner is a rustic one-pan dish, combining butternut squash, lean chicken sausage, apples and onions, roasted together in the oven.

Sprinkled with a little allspice, salt and pepper, this simple dinner idea captures the essence of hearty meals from eras past.

Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

Honestly, I could eat this Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner every single week and never tire of it.

It’s such a comforting amalgamation, yet light and healthy with only 236 calories per serving!

Rustic Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

Personally, I think Almanzo Wilder would approve of my Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner, and come back for second helpings. *wink*

Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe
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Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner - A quick 6-Ingredients One-Pan dinner recipe that is both comforting and healthy!
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 884mg 37%
Potassium 807mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 14g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 405.1%
Vitamin C 56.5%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 large crisp apple
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 chicken sausages
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the butternut squash in half, lengthwise. Cut off the circular orb sections (the end with the seedpod) and save for future use.
  2. Peel the long sections of the butternut squash, then slice them into thin wedges. Core the apple and slice into wedges, unpeeled. Then peel and slice the onion into wedges.
  3. Pile the butternut squash, apples, and onions on a large rimmed 18X13 inch “half sheet” baking pan. Drizzle olive oil over the top and toss to coat. Then spread the squash, apples, and onions out into a single layer. Sprinkle with allspice, salt, and pepper.

  4. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the chicken sausages on the bias, into ½ inch slices.
  5. Flip the veggies, and spread them back out. Make room on the baking sheet for the sausages. Place the sheet back in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the sausages are sizzling. Serve warm!

 

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3 comments on “Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

  1. Barbaraposted January 22, 2018 at 9:35 am Reply

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try.

  2. Hilaryposted February 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm Reply

    This recipe was good, but the butternut squash was still hard when finished cooking.  I would cook the vegetables longer before adding the sausage.

    • Sommerposted February 14, 2018 at 11:05 am Reply

      Hi Hilary,

      You can definitely cook them longer, but you shouldn’t need to if you slice them a little thinner.