Sausage and Butternut Roast

Spicy sausage meets sweet butternut squash and maple syrup in this simple roasted dish.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4
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Ingredients

1 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks

1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Put the squash and sausage in a large baking dish. Add the oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and toss to combine. Spread the mixture into an even layer and drizzle with the maple syrup. Add 1/4 cup water, then sprinkle with the panko. Roast until the squash is tender, about 35 minutes.
  3. Heat the broiler and brown the top, about 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with the thyme leaves.