Sausage, Sage and Butternut Squash Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, cubed and roasted (or 1 bag frozen cubed squash)
  • 2 Italian sausages (turkey works great), casing removed and meat cooked through
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. 1. In a large sauce pan, combine the quinoa and 2 c. chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. 2. Heat oven to 425⁰ F. Toss peeled, cubed squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt & pepper. Place on roasting pan and roast until tender (about 25 minutes.) If you’re using frozen squash, simply defrost it in the microwave, no need to roast.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, butternut squash, sausage, sage, onion salt, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Serve warm.