Midweek meals never tasted so good

This midweek one-pan sausage, roasted squash, and gnocchi is a real family crowd-pleaser.

  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP TIME: 5 mins
  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • IDEAL FOR: midweek meal, crowd-pleaser, Saturday lunch
  • BUDGET: £

I love this dish.

It’s a new one to me and was inspired by the Pipers Farm Cookbook.

The biggest adaptation I made was to not make squash gnocchi.

I didn’t have the time, although it sounds lovely.

So, I went for bought gnocchi (which I often keep in my freezer).

And roasted the squash to add to the dish as its own ingredient – let it sing!

One-pan sausage, roasted squash and gnocchi

Well, it’s almost one pan.

You do have to use a roasting tray for the squash and sausages.

But then you’re done.

And I serve this dish in the middle of the table from the pan I cooked it in.

It looks fab and then people can serve themselves.


  • Olive oil
  • 6 pork sausages
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bunch of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 sprigs of fresh sage, leaves picked
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 200 ml single cream
  • 200 g baby spinach
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Place the butternut squash into a large roasting dish, drizzle with some olive oil, and season.
  3. Add the sausages into the roasting tray as well and cook for 20-25mins or until done. Place to the side.
  4. Once the sausages are cool enough, cut them into 1 – 2 cm pieces.
  5. In a large frying pan, on medium, add the butter, garlic, thyme, and sage and little cook for a couple of minutes then add the sausages. Add the wine and let reduce until almost gone, then the cream and reduce by approx. 1/3.
  6. In a pan of salted boiling water, cook your gnocchi (follow the packet’s instructions).
  7. When done, add the cooked gnocchi to the pan with the spinach and combine everything (add a splash of water if needed to help the spinach wilt)
  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

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One-pan sausage, roasted squash and gnocchi

Recipes inspired by: Pipers Farm Cookbook