Butternut Squash Sausage Stew

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 2-4
  • Category: Soup


  • Fat of Choice {I used Bacon Fat}
  • 1 Medium Onion, medium dice
  • 1/4 Medium Butternut Squash, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 {3oz} Sausages, Casing removed and crumbled
  • 3/4 16oz bag Frozen Spinach {or Kale}
  • Salt + Pepper {to taste}
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried Basil + Rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • Water {I refilled the diced tomato can {14oz} for the water}


  1. In a big soup pot heat up your fat of choice and let it heat up.
  2. Add in your onions and let them start get all pretty. While that’s happening, peel and cut up your Butternut Squash and then add it into the pot. Give it all a big stir and let them become best friends.
  3. Remove the casing from your sausage and crumble it into the pan and let it start to brown a bit.
  4. After a few minutes add in your spinach, spices, salt + pepper and apple cider vinegar and mix it all around.
  5. Add in your canned tomatoes and water and give it yet another mix — feel out how “soupy” / “stewy” it is. If you to make it more of a soup, add in some more water!
  6. Let it simmer on low for an hour or so, it’s done when the butternut squash is cooked through! Taste test {careful it’s hot!} and adjust seasoning if needed!