I promise this is not one of those ‘pumpkin-spiced everything’ recipes. It is, however, a great use of fall vegetables like pumpkin, yellow squash, and zucchini. And as much as this would be a perfect dish for my veggie friends, the carnivore in me had to add the spicy Italian sausage for no reason other than it ended up tasting so good, I couldn’t have imagined the dish without it!
I chose fontina cheese for this recipe, rather than the traditional mozzarella, because the creamy, earthy, nuttiness of the fontina pairs so well with the flavors of the sage and pumpkin. But if you’re a die-hard mozzarella fan, that will work too!