Roasted Acorn Squash with Chicken Sausage, Cranberries, and Maple White Wine Mustard Sauce
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"Buttery roasted acorn squash, served with herby sausage, with sautéed shallots, kale, and cranberries. Drizzled with a maple white wine mustard sauce."
-- @shelbyykhan
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Looking for something to do with acorn squash? Look no further! This recipe has it all; ground sausage, tart cranberries. And to top off with a sweet and savory maple mustard sauce. Add this to your Thanksgiving menu this year!

Details

Prep time 5mins
Cook time 1hr

Recipe

Squash and sausage

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 diced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/ 4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 pound chicken sausage (pork works fine, too!)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 cup chopped baby kale or spinach
  • 1/ 4 cup chopped pecans, for serving.

Squash and sausage

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise (from stem to base) and carefully slice into half moons using the ridges as a guide.

  • Step 2

    Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil- season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 1 hour, flipping at 30 minutes.

  • Step 4

    In a large skillet, heat a little avocado oil. Add shallot, and cook to soften.

  • Step 5

    Add sage, and garlic. Cook until fragrant.

  • Step 6

    Add cranberries.

  • Step 7

    Add chicken sausage, breaking up with wooden spoon. Brown all over.

  • Step 8

    Stir in wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up brown bits from the bottom.

  • Step 9

    Add kale, and stir to reduce.

Maple mustard white wine sauce

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Maple mustard white wine sauce

Method

  • Step 1

    Melt butter in a small sauce pan.

  • Step 2

    Add mustards, and stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    Pour in white wine, bring to a boil.

  • Step 4

    Reduce to simmer, and allow to simmer until wine has reduced by half. About 25 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Turn off the heat once desired consistency is achieved, and season with salt to taste.

  • Step 6

    Stir in maple syrup.

Serving

Method

  • Step 1

    Serve in a shallow bowl, or plate with slices of squash, a few spoonfuls of the sausage mixture laid over, drizzled with sauce, and topped with chopped pecans.