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Crumbled sausage, squash and peppers in a white bowl beside an orange napkin.

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet

  • Total Time: 42 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings


Italian sausage, butternut squash, herbs and cheese come together in this delicious fall-inspired skillet dinner!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (19 ounce) package Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 (2 pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper (about 1 medium-sized red bell pepper)
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet (that has a lid), heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, while breaking into large pieces with a spoon or spatula (about 6-7 minutes).
  2. 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.
  3. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 27 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sausage and butternut squash skillet