November Harvest Casserole


This casserole is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other fall meal. The sweetness of the squash and the potatoes are a pleasant combination. I make this recipe with apple Gouda chicken sausages from Costco® but any other chicken sausage will do the trick. I originally created this recipe by combining extras in the fridge that needed to be cooked. Now, it is a staple in our home and everyone loves it!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded

  • 2 sweet potatoes, halved lengthwise

  • 2 ¾ cups water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups whole grain couscous

  • 5 links precooked apple chicken sausage, sliced into rounds

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • ½ cup diced green onion

  • 1 (12 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place butternut squash and sweet potatoes cut-side down on the baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until softened, about 30 minutes. Cool until easily handled, 5 to 10 minutes. Scoop flesh out of the skins; place in a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

  3. Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous; simmer over medium-high heat until couscous is soft, about 5 minutes. Drain excess water.

  4. Stir couscous, sausage, green bell pepper, and green onion into the casserole dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Cover casserole dish tightly with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Rice or egg noodles can be substituted for couscous.

Omit the chicken sausage and you have a great vegetarian dish!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 303mg 23%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 568mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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