Roasted Sausage with Apples and Butternut Squash

Roasted Sausage with Apples and Butternut Squash

What makes this recipe extra delicious is the caraway seeds. The seeds are aromatic and have a strong flavor that is accompanied by mild earthy and nutty notes.

The seeds are one of the dominant spices featured in several savory dishes of traditional European cuisine.

German cooking employees the caraway seed to flavor everything from German rye bread to stuffed baked pastries either as a dessert or a savory beef and cabbage filling.

Flowers Of The Umbelliferae Family – Seeds Are Harvested & Used For Culinary Purposes

The caraway is a member of the Umbelliferae family, which includes other herbs like parsley, dill, anise, fennel and cumin.

Roasted Sausage with Apples and Butternut Squash

4 large chicken or turkey sausage links, any flavor

2 cups butternut squash, diced

2 green or red apples, sliced (any apple but Delicious)

1cup seedless red grapes

1 small red onion, halved and cut into thick slices

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed

3/4 teaspoon himalayan salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a roasting or baking dish combine squash, apples, red grapes, and onion.

Roasted Sausage with Apples and Butternut Squash

Sprinkle with olive oil, crushed caraway seeds, sea salt, black pepper and toss to coat.

Arrange sausages over the top of vegetable – fruit mixture.

Roasted Sausage with Apples and Butternut Squash

Roast until sausage links are browned and cooked through and squash is tender, about 25 to 35 minutes.

Remove baking dish from and let sit 5 minutes. Plate and serve.


Here’s an Asian inspired dish using caraway seeds.


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