This is absolutely mindless comfort food; the squash and apple almost self-mash as the sausages and onion caramelize, creating a bounty of soft, sweet, sticky flavour. If you use frozen veg, the only prep needed is to chop up the apple, the rest is just bundled into a roasting tin and left to do its thing. For extra veg, add some torn kale, with the hard stalk removed, three minutes before serving. Frozen will work here too, but add it six minutes before the end to give it a chance to defrost. A whole meal by itself, but also delicious cold with pasta or hot on a pile of buttery mash or greens – or both.
Peel your onion and halve it, then cut each half into thirds. Place in a roasting dish and add the sausages.
Core and cut the apple the same way and add to the dish, along with the frozen chunks of squash. Give it all a jiggle to evenly distribute the ingredients.
Drizzle with the oil and vinegar, or vinegar and honey mix, and scatter over the herbs and black pepper.
Will keep, cooled and stored in an airtight bag or container, for up to 3 days in the fridge. Not recommended for freezing.
© Jack Monroe, 2020