Sausages with Acorn Squash

The sweetness of the squash and dried cherries is a great counterpoint to savoury sausages.

1 large acorn squash, halved, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 red onion, cut into 1/4-inch wedges (or half fennel and half onion)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 hot or sweet Italian sausages (3/4 pound total)
8 tomato slices
1/2 cup grated aged Asiago or Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
YIELD: 4 servings
CUISINE: American
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
  1. Heat oven to 475 degrees F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the squash and onion with oil and arrange in an even layer; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add sausages to the sheet pan. Roast until vegetables are just tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
  3. Heat broiler. Sprinkle Asiago and sage over vegetables and broil until cheese is browned and bubbling and sausages are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cherries to serve.