Heya! Here’s a delicious and easy to prepare supper for the stone fruit lovers out there! I grew up eating peaches and apricots in savory dishes and love the flavor combination with salty meats like sausage or chicken. Peaches that are quite firm work best in this recipe because they hold up better during the roasting process, so save the very ripe peaches to eat instead and try to do the same if you can. Paired with in season cherry tomatoes, red onion, sweet Italian sausage and a few fresh herbs this recipe comes together very quickly in the oven or even on your grill.
I chose to serve it over my parmesan spaghetti squash mash for two reasons: It’s delicious, it’s lower in carbs than polenta but it has great texture and visual appeal. It’s relatively inexpensive and available year-round at most grocery stores. I first shared the simple parmesan spaghetti squash recipe in the caption under this post on Instagram and was so happy to hear how many people loved the idea. It came about randomly one day during my 6 month stint on keto mostly because cauliflower mash was getting boring. Unfortunately that post took off and in turn got reshared by hundreds of accounts looking to make a profit from my image and recipe, selling diet plans to unkowing people without any credit to me. I removed the recipe (It was too late at that point but still) and add it here to live on my blog as my creation.
Prep and cook the spaghetti squash while the sausage is roasting in the oven so that everything is ready at the same time. I find the Instant Pot to be a lifesaver when it comes to making sure the squash is tender. You will either need a food processor or immersion blender to purée the squash, I prefer the latter because washing all the food processor parts feels like a waste of time to me :)
Roasted Sausage, Tomato and Peach Supper with Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Mash
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 4
19 -ounce package sweet basil Italian sausage links (substitue any sausage links of your choice)
1 medium red onion, sliced into wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cups cherry tomatoes
2 large firm peaches, sliced into wedges
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
Parmesan spaghetti squash mash (recipe follows)
Preheat oven or grill to 400F (200 degrees Celsius)
Place sausage and onion on a sheet pan and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook for 10 minutes then add cherry tomatoes and peaches, remaining olive oil and season to taste. Continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes until sausage is golden, tomatoes are bubbling and peaches soft. Remove from oven and sprinkle with herbs. Serve on top of Parmesan spaghetti squash mash or polenta.
Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Mash
1 large whole spaghetti squash
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Optional to serve: butter, fresh chives
Place whole squash in the microwave and cook on high for 5 minutes. This makes them super easy to cut through.
Prepare your Instant Pot (A pot on the stove works as well but takes longer) by adding 2 cups of water to it, along with the steaming rack. Carefully remove from the microwave, use a long serrated knife to cut in half and place on steaming rack with the flesh side up. Do not remove the seeds before cooking, removing it afterwards is best to get the most flesh from the squash. We are steaming it so that we aren’t adding any more moisture to the squash, which will cause a watery mash.
Place the lid on and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Do a quick pressure release, remove lid and carefully remove seeds from squash using a spoon. Scoop the flesh into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve with more butter on top (Who doesn’t love a butter pool?) and freshly chopped chives.