Large chunks of butternut squash are mixed with ground pork or turkey (take your pick!), diced pancetta, grated Parmesan, and fresh sage leaves for a delightful autumnal dinner recipe.

Everyday Food, November 2010


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, butternut squash, and pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and vegetables begin to brown, 5 minutes. Add sage and red-pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  • In a large bowl, combine pork, cheese, bread, and egg. Add vegetable mixture and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until ingredients are combined. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet; form into a 4-by-10-inch loaf. Bake until meatloaf is cooked through, 40 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Notes

For a healthier version, use ground turkey in place of pork.


Reviews (1)

38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
This turned out well had a nice texture and taste wld. make again has a different appearance well in my case as i used sweet potatoe instead of squash. I also added worch. sauce garlic and onion. Parsnips wld. be good in place of squash or a combination of sq. sw. pot and parsnips.