Friday, March 11, 2011

Sausage, Butternut & Gnocchi

I'm not sure where this idea came from, but it's a keeper. (And easy!)

Peel, cube and steam (until fork-tender) about half a butternut squash.
Meanwhile, crumble and fry about a pound of spicy italian sausage with half an onion, diced.
When the sausage is browned, remove it from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
Peel and thickly-slice 2 cloves garlic.
Boil water and prepare gnocchi according to package directions.
Heat remaining grease from sausage, add garlic and steamed squash cubes. Cook on medium-high until squash is lightly browned and/or begins to get squashy (er, squishy). Add back in the sausage and salt to taste.
Stir together gnocchi with sausage/squash and enjoy!!

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