acorn squash chicken sausage and sage brown butter bowl
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Acorn Squash, Chicken Sausage and Sage Brown-Butter Bowl

A simple recipe that celebrates the flavors of fall. Use your chef’s intuition to select a chicken sausage with a flavor profile that will complement the dish. 
Course: Entree
Keyword: acorn squash, bowls, chicken sausage, fall 2018, sage brown butter
Servings: 4
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Genevieve Doll


  • 2 small acorn squash (about 1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fully cooked chicken sausage, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 5 ounces baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced sage leaves


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice each squash widthwise, and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Using 1 tablespoon olive oil, brush cut side of squash, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Place cut side down on baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add sausage in a single layer, and sauté for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Add spinach, and cook for 2 minutes, until wilted. Stir in lemon juice. 
  • In a small saucepan, heat butter and sage over medium heat. Cook for 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter lightly browns and releases a nutty aroma.
  • Fill each squash with sausage and spinach, and drizzle with brown butter.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Sodium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g