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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday Recipe - Squash and Sausage Stir Fry

This is a quick, easy dish, perfect for lunch or dinner on those days when you don't want to bother with much but still need something healthy and delicious. The key is in choosing the right squash.

I used delicata in my recipe. It's a winter squash, so orange insides and stores well, but it has a tender enough rind that you don't have to remove it. Most winter squash, like butternut or
Delicata squash - this site has seeds for sale
acorn, has a very hard rind. If you want to use those varieties in this recipe, you will need to peel them first. Most any of the yellow or orange squashes will work in this recipe. Experiment to find the flavor you like best.

Squash and Sausage Stir Fry

1 T. butter
1 small winter squash, delicata preferred
1 apple
2 pre-cooked sausage patties OR 1/4 lb. cooked sausage, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste

Slice the squash lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Set aside.

Slice the apple into quarters. Remove core. Slice into 1/4 inch slices.

Cut the sausage patties into bite-size pieces.

Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add squash, apple, and sausage slices. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, for about ten minutes, until the squash is tender and everything is hot through.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over brown rice. Makes 2-3 servings.