Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet
Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet


8 ounces Chinese sausage, casings removed

2 teaspoons ground sage

1 teaspoon crushed rosemary leaves

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (more or less, to taste)

1 5 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups)

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic

½ cup Swanson chicken stock

Parmesan cheese


In a large skillet (that has a lid), cook sausage and over medium-high until browned, while breaking into large pieces (about 6-7 minutes).

Add all remaining ingredients (except for cheese) and stir gently to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes (while stirring occasionally), or until squash is tender. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.


4 servings, 300 calories per serving


Hack: Freeze leftovers in portion-sized freezer containers for quick “grab and go” meals.

Hack:   Fresh peeled and cubed butternut squash can be purchased in the produce department of the grocery store.  Frozen butternut squash can also be used (one 16 oz bag equals 4 cups).

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10 Replies to “Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet”

    1. You can get it at Hannaford but not all the stores carry it in the winter. I’ve also gotten it at Market Basket all year round! I’ve seen this done with Italian sausage but I like the Chinese. It’s sweeter than Italian and a nice change!

  1. You give us so many different recipes Cynthia. what a nice idea to use Chinese sausages without their skins. I’ve never heard of them before and will really have to shop around to get them but the other ingredients are pretty easy. Very healthy recipe with Rosemary, Sage, and nutmeg.

    I really love meals that I can freeze then eat.

    1. Freezing leftovers for later is really a help for those of us who are single and/or too busy to cook every day!  It cuts down on food waste and makes eating healthy meals a breeze.  I hope you enjoy this recipe. 

  2. Haha thanks for the article my guy! Wow, this looks like a delicious recipe. Ya know, I can’t say that I’ve ever had squash, nonetheless sausage and butternut squash skillet. But, I’m trying every day to learn more and more recipes to broaden my cooking palette, so I will definitely give this a try. 

    1. I love to try new foods as well.  Some I love…some not so much 😉  But it’s good to try.  Please let me know how you like squash!

  3. Hello, this is a great site for foods I haven’t thought of making yet. I am getting tired of cooking the same old boring recipes and this butternut squash and skillet looks amazing. Thanks for the recipe Cynthia. Can’t wait to cook this. Finally something that’s different to cook for supper. 

    1. I’m glad I could help!  Please check back in to let me know which recipes you’ve tried and how you liked them!

  4. This is a nice recipe. And it’s even healthy. The fact that this soup is loaded with vitamins and nutrients is an added bonus (especially during cold and flu season!) Of course, health benefits are important to us. And I always like to point out when something is delicious and also good for us.

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