One of my favorite things about food blogging is when I come up with a recipe idea in my head and get to see it come to life in the kitchen. While I don’t always take the time to sit back and think “hey! that’s pretty cool that I made that!” I definitely did with this recipe.
This Butternut Squash, Chicken Sausage, and Kale Quinoa Skillet was one of those recipe ideas that I just wasn’t quite sure it was going to work out. It was either going to be ‘pretty good’ but not blog-worthy, or ‘REALLY FREAKING GOOD.’ Lucky for all of us, it was the latter!
The thing about a dish like this is that the flavors are so simple and uncomplicated, but work together perfectly. From the sweet butternut squash and dried cherries to the smoky chicken sausage and tangy goat cheese – every bite is pure heaven! Of course I couldn’t help myself and added some kale, too. I just love the stuff and my garden is still producing it, so I figured why not. If you prefer spinach, chard, or another type of green, feel free to substitute!
I had this for lunch and was completely satisfied by a big bowl. Quinoa always surprises me because of how filling it is, but I’m sure the sausage and squash didn’t hurt with more protein and fiber, either! I think it would also be really tasty with a handful of toasted pecans sprinkled on top.
If you’re looking for a delicious autumn dinner, folks – this is it! I become completely obsessed with squash this time of year and this dish reminded me of why. It’s just so tasty, good for you, and versatile! I hope you make this and if you do, be sure to tag me on social media!
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