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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal

In December dinners need to be easy, and this Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal uses two time-saving products from Costco! And if you check the net carbs for this dinner you may be pleasantly surprised!

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal finished dish on baking sheet

It’s December, and more than any other time of year people need easy dinner ideas in December, right! This Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal is a new recipe for you that uses two of my favorite Costco convenience products in an easy sheet pan meal! And although Butternut Squash does have some carbs, I am using a lot of sausage in proportion to the squash to make this more carb-friendly. Just add an easy side dish if you’d like (maybe Air Fryer Asian Green Beans) and you have a perfect dinner for this time of year!

Are you a fan of sheet pan meals? I love them for the convenience and easy of making a whole meal or most of a meal all on the same pan. If this version with Butternut Squash is too many carbs for you, there’s a great collection of Low-Carb and Keto Sheet Pan Meals on my blog. Or visit the category for Sheet Pan Meals if you want even more ideas.


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How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. First, the two Costco favorites that inspired this recipe. Although I am a fan of cutting up my own butternut squash when I’m making it for a side dish, these pre-cut squash cubes are great for some dishes.
  2. For the sausage I used grass-fed beef polish sausage, and I used six links of sausage to make six servings. 
  3. Preheat oven to 400F/200C and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  4. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dried Thyme (affiliate link), Dried Sage (affiliate link), and Spike Seasoning (affiliate link).
  5. Toss squash cubes with that mixture; then spread the squash out on the baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, and start to roast.
  6. Barely trim ends of six sausages and then cut on the diagonal into pieces that are one inch wide.
  7. After squash cooks for 2o minutes, turn squash cubes over (or stir and spread out again if you don’t want to bother turning every one.)
  8. Tuck sausage pieces between the pieces of squash, putting a flat side down for each piece of sausage. Roast 20 minutes more.
  9. After 10 minutes remove sheet pan again and turn the sausage over. (This is probably optional but it gives the best browning.) Roast 10 minutes more.
  10. Sprinkle with coarsely grated Parmesan cheese and put back into the oven for just a few minutes to help melt the cheese. (Optional, but the melted cheese is delicious!)
  11. Serve hot. We ate this with spicy mustard to dip the sausage!

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal square image of finished meal on sheet pan

More Tasty Dinners with Sausage:

Instant Pot Sausage and Kale Soup (Delicious low-carb soup with cauliflower rice!)
Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake (An ultra easy dinner!)
Low-Carb Spicy Cauliflower Dirty Rice (Low-carb dirty rice made with cauliflower rice!)

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal finished dish on baking sheet

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

I use two favorite convenience products from Costco to make this Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal extra easy to get on the table!

Ingredients

  • two-pound package butternut squash cubes
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 links pre-cooked sausage (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese (optional but good)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray (or mist with olive oil).
  2. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dried Thyme (affiliate link), Dried Sage (affiliate link), and Spike Seasoning (affiliate link).
  3. Put the squash cubes in a bowl and toss with olive-balsamic mixture
  4. Spread the squash out on the baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, and start to roast.
  5. Barely trim ends of six sausages and then cut on the diagonal into pieces that are about one inch wide.
  6. After squash has cooked for 2o minutes, turn squash cubes over (or stir and spread out again if you don't want to bother turning every one.)
  7. Tuck sausage pieces among the pieces of squash, putting a flat side down for each piece of sausage.
  8. Roast 20 minutes more.
  9. After 10 minutes remove sheet pan again and turn the sausage over. (This is probably optional but it gives the best browning.)
  10. Roast 10 minutes more.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese and put back into the oven for just a few minutes to help melt the cheese.
  12. Serve hot. We ate this with spicy mustard to dip the sausage!

Notes

Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) is optional but highly recommended. Use another all-purpose seasoning blend if you don't have Spike. I used Teton Waters Ranch Grass-Fed Beef Polish Sausage which has one carb per sausage. Use any pre-cooked sausage you like the flavor of for this recipe.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 677mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This easy sheet pan meal with sausage and butternut squash is a great dish for phase two or three of the original South Beach Diet. If you make the recipe into six servings like I did each serving has 13 net carbs, so you decide if that’s low enough in carbs for you.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe
This very, very easy dinner idea was inspired by a long-ago recipe for Roasted Winter Squash and Sausage with Herbs that has been removed from the blog. (You can see the printer-friendly version of that recipe if you’re curious or were a fan of the more labor-intensive and higher carb version.

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