Sausage and Pumpkin Roast
(BBC GoodFood Magazine, October 2005)
1 pound sausages (I like fresh mild Italian sausages)
1 lb 2 oz pumpkin, peeled and cut into thin wedges
2 red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups gravy, or thickened beef stock, or bisto gravy
Heat oven to 425F. Put the first 3 ingredients in a roasting pan and coat with the oil. Roast for 20 minutes (or more) until the sausages are browned and the pumpkin softened and starting to crisp at the edges. Tip the gravy into the roasting pan and gently stir around the pumpkin and sausages with a wooden spoon, scraping up any sticky or crispy bits as you go. Return to the oven for another 2 minutes until the gravy starts to bubble. Season to taste and serve with greens or beans.
Note: Butternut squash is a wonderful substitution. I've also made a version of this which omits the gravy, leaving you with a lovely pile of roasted squash, onions and sausage. If you omit the gravy you could then toss the roasted pumpkin and sausage with pasta.