Baked Layered Pattypan Squash

4 pattypan squash, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed and crumbled
1 cup parsley, chopped
1 12 cups bread crumbs
12 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350*F. 

2. Heat skillet over medium heat and cook sausage until no longer pink. Remove sausage from pan. Add onion to sausage fat and cook 3-5 minutes, or until soft. 

3. In a bowl mix together sausage, onion, parsley, bread crumbs, pepper, oil, and 2 tablespoons water.  Layer squash slices with sausage mixture in 9 by 12-inch pan.  Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes or until squash is tender. 

pattypan with sausage

This was supposed to be a stuffed pattypan dish but my pattypans were too small and it seemed like the [recipe](http://www.healthy-( wouldn’t work so well.  Everything was tasty, the spice from the sausage added lots of great flavor. 

Shown here with Baked Lemon Pasta.

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