Pesto Squash & Sausages

This recipe is an adapted version of a recipe that my mother has been making for years, from the cookbook “Mushrooms” by @alastairhendy .
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cubed
1-2 boxes mushrooms, gills removed and sliced
1-3 oz bag chestnuts (I used @gefen_foods – you can use 2 bags, they’re just so good), sliced
2 @jacksgourmet sausages
1/4 cup basil pesto, homemade or storebought (I used @shneidersusa )
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tsp balsamic vinegar .
Boil squash in water until it’s just tender and pierces with a fork. Don’t let it get too soft.
In the meantime, pan fry the sausages for about 5 minutes in oil, allowing all sides to brown nicely. Remove from pan but leave in any juices.
Add mushrooms and chestnuts to pan with pesto. Once nicely sautéed, add the squash, garlic and sausages. Mix until incorporated well and coated in pesto. Add in balsamic.
Garnish when basil. .
This can be served as a meal or a side dish. Use vegan sausages and top with Parmesan cheese. You can serve on top of quinoa or pasta or rice.

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