Here is the down and dirty people! I have been cooking squash every night this summer!! I have begun to know a few things about squash. We are one.
I need to put together a post of, “101 Things to Do With Squash” before summer is out…like for real…it is crazy. I do have other squash recipes. Check here under side dishes.
But, for now I will just tell you about this simple, love-it-like-no-other dish.
This can include just about anything you have in the fridge…or in my case…laying on the counter!!!!! #freshveggies
Potato, Squash, Onion, Mushroom Medley
- 3 peeled potatoes – any kind will do…red are my favorite, and you will need about 5 if you use those
- 2-3 medium squash, cubed thick (They cook faster than the potatoes so they need to be thicker)
- 1 whole onion, sliced long
- 1 package of mushrooms
- 1 link of German sausage
- 1/2 stick of butter (and maybe a little more)
- Optional ingredients – today it was okra!
- Cut up all your ingredients and place them in your pan.
- Chop up the butter and lay it around the top.. tuck it in the sides..more is always better.
- Sprinkle heavily with salt, pepper and garlic. Don’t be shy! You need to be able to see it. For reals….this makes all the difference!!
- Top it with a lid or foil and bake at 350 degrees for a good 45 minutes to an hour. Stir it around after 20 minutes. Then, finish cooking. SIDE NOTE: This can also be cooked on the grill. It takes the right kind of dish or some heavy duty tin foil. The smoke flavor really adds to it. I prefer it that way, but it can be more of a hassle depending on what else I am cooking.
- This will serve 6-8 people. You can easily double everything to serve more. It is one of those dishes that grows as you add all your favorite things. Just remember to add more butter!!!
Now, don’t whine and think, “Oh my gosh that takes to long to cook!!!!!”
Just get it started before you do anything else. By the time you are done cleaning up the kitchen so you can start cooking, they will be half cooked. Go start the grill, clean it off, season your meat, cook it, and by the time the meat is done, the veggies are done! Walah!
A little secret…for the best flavor, do not skip the German sausage. This is cream-of-the-crop good. It caaaaannnn be done without it, but just for the record, you need to understand… this ingredient is KEY! (I didn’t have any tonight so it’s not in my photos. I survived…but wasn’t happy about it.) I added a “meatless” tag to this because you could make it an all veggies dish if you prefer.
This will cook down so feel free to stack it high in your pan.
It is done when the potatoes get soft.