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Oven Roasted Sausage, Cauliflower and Butternut Squash
with spinach salad

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
Roasting vegetables and sausage together on a sheet pan help the flavors to come together as they caramelize in the oven. Serve them with green salsa which is a good savory / spicy balance to the natural sweet notes of the roasted elements.
Smarts: Any pre-cooked sausage will work here, but we like the way that the sweetness of chicken apple sausage complements the vegetables.


Oven Roasted Sausage, Cauliflower and Butternut Squash:
  • Cauliflower, medium - 1 head , florets
  • Squash, butternut, large - 1 1/2 lbs , peeled and cubed
  • Onions, medium - 1 , diced
  • Sausage, any cooked variety - 16 oz , sliced (try chicken-apple sausage or a mild Italian variety)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Salsa, green - 1/4 cup (mild, medium or hot; depending on your spice preference)
Spinach and Citrus Salad:
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oranges - 2 , segments / supremed
  • Baby spinach - 6 oz


  1. Cauliflower / Butternut squash / Onions / Sausage - Prep as directed. Combine cauliflower, squash and onions. Store sausage in a separate container. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C degrees.
  2. Spread cauliflower, onions and butternut squash out onto a sheet pans (use two sheet pans if it won’t easily fit) and cover tightly with foil. ‘Steam’ for 8 minutes in the oven.
  3. Remove foil and add sausage. Toss with cooking oil. And season with some salt and pepper. Return to oven and continue roasting until vegetables and sausage are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes more.
  4. While vegetables and sausage roast, whisk together vinegar, mustard and maple syrup. Add olive oil while whisking. Slice oranges into segments.
  5. Just before serving, toss oranges and baby spinach with half the vinaigrette. Add additional vinaigrette until salad is dressed to your liking.
  6. Serve roasted sausage and vegetables with green salsa for topping / dipping. Enjoy salad on the side!



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