Dinner/Mains

November 7, 2021

Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes

Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes is a delicious seasonal, one-pan simple weeknight supper. Fall flavors of squash and grapes pair with hearty sausage and greens, and tangy balsamic and gorgonzola for this filling and easy meal. 

I love using delicata squash for weeknight meals because these tender babies cook quickly and there’s no peeling involved. The skin is perfectly edible! And if you’ve never roasted grapes before, then you definitely have to try this sheet pan meal. Roasting grapes concentrates their flavor, and each bite of roasted grape adds a juicy burst of sweetness to this dish. The olive oil and balsamic vinegar create a dressing for the greens, and the sausage balances out the sweet grapes and squash with a dose of savory notes. I’ve used a plant-based sausage here, but you could also swap in chicken sausage. 

Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes is the perfect meal to carry you through the month of November. It’s simple enough for a weeknight dinner, but elegant enough for entertaining. Head to the end-of-season farmer’s markets to stock up on squash, and add this sheet pan supper to your menu plan this week!

Ingredients assembled for Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes
Assemble your ingredients.

Cutting the delicata squash, tossing the half-moons in oil and spices, then arranging them on a sheet pan
Start by prepping the delicata squash.

Toss the grapes and sausages in oil as well, and add them to the sheet pan for roasting
Toss the grapes and sausages in oil as well, and add them to the sheet pan for roasting.

The sausage, squash and grapes before roasting and after
Roast the sheet pan for 30 minutes, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and roast 5 minutes more.

Serve the sausage, squash, and grapes over baby greens and topped with crumbled gorgonzola.
Serve the sausage, squash, and grapes over baby greens and topped with crumbled gorgonzola.

Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes served over greens and topped with crumbled gorgonzola on a plate with a fork and knife
Enjoy!

Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes

Autumn Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash, and Grapes is a delicious seasonal, one-pan simple weeknight supper. Fall flavors of squash and grapes pair with hearty sausage and greens, and tangy balsamic and gorgonzola for this filling and easy meal.

Author:

Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful

Prep:

10

min

cook:

35

min

total:

45

min

Ingredients

2 small-medium delicata squash 

1 pound red seedless grapes

4 apple-herb sausages (plant-based or chicken)

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 tsp. kosher salt, divided

3/8 tsp. ground black pepper, divided

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. dried marjoram

2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

4 oz. baby arugula

1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper, and set aside. 
  2. Start by preparing the delicata squash. Slice in half lengthwise to make two long halves. Scrape seeds out of each half using a spoon. Slice each half into 1/2-inch half-moons, and place in a large bowl. Toss squash half-moons with 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil, 1/2 tsp. of the kosher salt, 1/4 tsp. of the pepper, and the garlic powder and dried marjoram. Arrange prepared squash on the sheet pan. 
  3. Remove grapes from the stems, and place in the same large bowl you tossed the squash in. Add the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss until coated. Arrange the prepared grapes on the sheet pan with the squash. 
  4. Add the four sausages to the same large bowl, and toss in the residual olive oil and spices until coated. Nestle the sausages among the squash and grapes on the sheet pan. 
  5. Roast the sausages, squash, and grapes at 450 degrees F for 30 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and drizzle with 2 Tbps. balsamic vinegar. Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. 
  6. Serve each sausage with delicata squash half-moons and roasted grapes over a bed of baby greens, and topped with crumbled gorgonzola cheese. 
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May 24, 2022
Elizabeth
I don't normally comment on recipes but this has got to be the best thing I've ever made. It came together pretty easy and made five meals - perfect for meal prep for the week. I already can't wait to make it again.
January 22, 2022
Sherry Ruiter
I love this section!!!!!