This is our new favourite dinner! It is best enjoyed with steamed asparagus and Hollandaise sauce (which is amazing on the squash, too!)
Serves 2 hungry adults
Prep time: 15 mins + 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
1 butternut squash
6 spicy Italian sausages
1 cup Hollandaise sauce (we use the Joy of Cooking recipe)
1 bunch asparagus
1 tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 450F
Cut squash in half, removing the top half and concerving it to use in another meal
Cut the bottom half of the squash in half, scooping out the seeds and pulp
Remove the sausage meat from the casings and form into 2 balls
Press sausage meat into the cavities of the squash
Place the two squash halves cut ends together in a deep baking dish
Brush the top surface of the squash with melted butter
Bake uncovered for 1 hour
Halfway through the cooking time, remove from oven and turn the sausage balls over; pierce the squash several times with a fork; scoop any sausage liquid that has drained out back into the squash cavity.
Return the squash to the oven for the remaining 30 minutes
While the squash is finishing cooking, prepare the Hollandaise sauce and steam the asparagus.
Serve and enjoy!