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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn-squash-recipes, sausage-stuffed-squash, stuffed-acorn-squash-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 429kcal


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 rib celery with leaves diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ lb mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple cored and diced
  • 1 cup fresh white bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley divided use
  • 4 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut a thin slice from each end of squash to stabilize. Cut into two equal halves through the middle or from top to bottom.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out seeds. Season each half with salt pepper and drizzle with oil. Place seam side down on pan. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile to make the filling: In a large skillet melt butter over medium high heat. Add onion, celery, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. Cool for 3 minutes until beginning to soften.
  • To the skillet, add sausage and garlic. Continue to cook over medium high until no pink remains. Add, apple cooking until softened about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat adding bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon parsley. Mix well.
  • Remove squash from oven and flip over. Divide filling among acorn halves and sprinkle the tops with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • Return to the oven baking for an additional 15-20 minutes or until squash is easily pierced with the tip of a knife. Sprinkle the tops with shredded Parmesan cheese in the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Serve immediately garnished with reserved parsley.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1447mg | Potassium: 1044mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1321IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 4mg