Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 apple, any variety
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the squash in half and scoop the seeds out. Lay cut side down in a pan filled with ¼ inch of water. Cook until tender, approximately 45 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  3. While the squash is baking, prepare the stuffing (hint: you can always do this part ahead of time).
  4. Dice the apple and onion into medium-sized pieces. Slice the bacon into pieces.
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the bacon. Add the onion and cook for 5-10 minutes until softened and translucent. Add the apples and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Remove the bacon, onion, and apple mixture to a large bowl.
  7. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage. Add all spices and cook until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add into the same large bowl. Stir to combine.
  8. When the squash is cool to the touch, use a spoon to scoop out some of the flesh and mix into the sausage. Use a spoon to fill the squash boats with sausage mixture.
  9. Return the squash to the oven and bake another 15 minutes until everything is heated through.

 

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