Rating: 3 stars
3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1

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!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

309 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 61.5mg; sodium 396.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2018
I liked the recipe although I felt like it could more creamy. I used this recipe for chicken sausage:: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-sausage-patties. And I only had quinoa. But i still liked it Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2018
Oops. More info here. Other than lack of directions there is also lack of flavor. Pepper sausage couscous onion salt squash all quite bland both alone and in this. So a really good bland mix of a couple things and kind of mealy texture with couscous and squash. That s how it hit my pallet. The sausage was good and would be fine alone but that s just a heat-up item from the store Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2018
I liked the recipe although I felt like it could more creamy. I used this recipe for chicken sausage:: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-sausage-patties. And I only had quinoa. But i still liked it Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2018
Oops. More info here. Other than lack of directions there is also lack of flavor. Pepper sausage couscous onion salt squash all quite bland both alone and in this. So a really good bland mix of a couple things and kind of mealy texture with couscous and squash. That s how it hit my pallet. The sausage was good and would be fine alone but that s just a heat-up item from the store Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2017
Tasty recipe... just need a couple of tweaks for my taste. I would recommend cooking the sausage first on the stovetop along with the green peppers. The green peppers even though a small dice really never got tender and the sausage texture would benefit from some browning I think.. and would add some flavor. Read More
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