You may be wondering, what is a hash anyway? A hash is a dish of diced, ground or chopped meat, and often vegetables, sautéed in a frying pan. We think it’s the perfect way to start the day when you’re in search of something savory, warm, satisfying and hearty. Thanks to the well-balanced nature of this dish, it will keep your blood sugars stable all morning long, leaving you satisfied and ready to tackle the day.
Imagine your breakfast plate filled with tender butternut squash cubes, sweet apples and savory homemade sausage. While this Butternut Squash and Apple Hash with Sausage makes for a satisfyingly scrumptious egg-free breakfast, a fried egg or two makes a nice addition for extra protein and staying power. Whatever you choose, we know you’re going to love this recipe!
Butternut Squash and Apple Hash with Sausage
- 1½ tablespoon coconut oil, divided (or cooking fat of choice such as avocado oil or ghee)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 small butternut squash (1½ pounds), peeled and cut into ¼-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
- 1 medium apple, cored and diced
- 12 ounces ground turkey or chicken or pork
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (more to taste)
- Pinch of nutmeg
- red pepper flakes
- 3 cups kale, chard or spinach, washed and torn
Combine ground turkey, sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt and nutmeg or red pepper flakes (if using) in a small bowl. Stir with large spoon or use your hands to combine. Set aside.
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil and heat just until oil starts to shimmer. Add onion and butternut squash. Sauté for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add 3 tablespoons of water and diced apple. Cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Move vegetable mixture to one side of the pan. Add remaining coconut oil and turkey mixture. Allow turkey to cook a few minutes before breaking it up with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Continue to cook 5 to 6 minutes or until turkey is cooked through. Stir to combine vegetables and sausage.
Place kale/chard/spinach on top of hash and cover with a lid. Allow greens to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir, season with additional salt and pepper and serve.