Gwen's Roasted Pork Sausage with Cabbage and Squash

One of our fabulous customers named Gwen was so sweet to share this AMAZING recipe with us!  Thank you so much Gwen for allowing me to share this with everyone! :)
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4
In this easy sheet-pan supper, sweet Italian sausages are teamed with wedges of cabbage and acorn squash, then the whole thing is drizzled with a mustardy apple-cider vinaigrette. Because cabbage releases moisture when cooked, start with a preheated baking sheet for extra browning power.
  • The mustard sauce can easily be doubled and is the real gem of this recipe (along with your fabulous sausages, of course!!)
  • Preheating the sheet pan is key as well
1 small acorn squash or 1/2 kabocha squash (1 pound), seeds removed, cut into
3/4-inch wedges (see VARIATIONS below)
7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 head green cabbage (1 pound), cut lengthwise through core into 4 wedges
4 Circle C pastured pork sausage with fennel sweet Italian sausage style (1 pound total), each pierced with a fork in a few places
1 medium red onion (8 ounces), thinly sliced into rings
Leaves from 2 sage sprigs
1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Step 1
Preheat oven to 475 degrees, with a rimmed baking sheet on center rack.
Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper.
Add 2 tablespoons oil to baking sheet, then cabbage, squash, and sausages in a single layer.
Drizzle cabbage with more oil; season generously with salt and pepper.
Roast 15 minutes.
Step 2
Toss onion and sage with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper.
Flip sausages and vegetables; add onion mixture to sheet.
Continue to roast until vegetables are tender and sausages are cooked, 20 minutes.
Step 3
Stir together vinegar, mustard, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Serve sausages and vegetables with a drizzle of vinaigrette.
We love kabocha squash for its creamy texture and delicious skin when roasted, but it is not always easy to find so you can substitute acorn squash, which is also a favorite, for equally delicious results.

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