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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apple
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This Stuffed Acorn Squash is filled with a delicious sausage and apple mixture. It’s wonderful as a side dish or a complete meal!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted acorn squash, Stuffed Acorn Squash, stuffed acorn squash recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 371 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 small acorn squash (1 1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted softened butter , divided
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage (casings removed if purchasing links)
  • 1 medium apple , diced small (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 small sweet onion , diced small (1/2 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery , diced small (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan , for topping
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Using a heavy, sharp Chefs knife, carefully cut off a small portion from each end of both squash (this will help stabilize them and sit flat on the baking sheet.) Then carefully (but with some muscle!), slice each acorn squash in half horizontally, so you you end up with 4 halves that look like flowers.

  3. Rub the butter inside and on the tops of each squash half. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Transfer the squash to the prepared baking sheet; place in the oven and cook for approximately 50 minutes (depending on the size of your squash.) You want it tender when pierced with a fork, but still holding its shape.

  5. About 10 minutes before the squash is done baking, make your sausage and apple mixture. In a large skillet, warm remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add in the sausage, apple, onion, and celery; saute for about 5 minutes until pork is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain off any fat. Season with the oregano and a touch of salt and pepper, to taste, if necessary.

  6. Fill the baked acorn squash with the sausage and apple mixture; top with some shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 533mg22%
Potassium 1015mg29%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 997IU20%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.