A favorite fall-flavored recipe in our house is my quick and easy Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash.

green roasting dish with roasted chicken and butternut squash

Photo by Laurie Smith

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash is a satisfying and flavorful dish that’s perfect when squash is in season and I’m trying to use the last of my garden herbs before the first snowfall. You can purchase a two-pound bag of peeled and cubed butternut squash at Costco, which reduces the prep time on this recipe to about five minutes!  

I prepared this recipe on camera with the Good Day LA crew in our airstream trailer!  Watch the clip here for some tips on peeling butternut squash (and a few laughs as the on-air talent didn’t know a thing about cooking!).

Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash

roasted chicken sausage and butternut squash in a green baking dish
  • Author: (From "A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®" by Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Poultry, quick and easy



2 pounds peeled, seeded and cubed (1/2 to 3/4 inch) butternut squash (around 6 cups)

8 cooked chicken sausages (like chicken and apple), cut into 3/4-inch pieces

4 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

3 tablespoons olive oil (can also use flavored olive oil like chipotle or roasted red pepper)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large roasting pan, combine squash, sausage, garlic, rosemary, sage and thyme.
  3. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to mix.
  4. Roast until squash is tender, stirring occasionally, for about 25 to 30 minutes.


Lee Clayton Roper


I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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