Recipe: Tasty Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash. Here's what you need: small acorn squashes, onion, celery, olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh rosemary, garlic, sausage, apple, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese. Once Squash has finished roasting (when you can easily poke it with a fork) remove from oven and fill each with prepared stuffing mixture. Easy and healthy Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash packed with an abundance of sweet and savory flavor!

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the preparations are in full swing starting with my Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash! For the last few years we have been away from family during the holidays and decided to spend our holidays together making new traditions and trying new things. Acorn squash gets a sweet and savory treatment when stuffed with sausage, onion, spinach and cranberries to make this pretty autumn entree. You can cook Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash using 23 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. It's of Squash.
  2. You need 2 small of Acorn squash.
  3. You need 1 tbsp of butter melted.
  4. It's 1/4 tsp of ground sage.
  5. You need 1/4 tsp of garlic powder.
  6. Prepare 1 tsp of brown sugar.
  7. You need of Stuffing.
  8. Prepare 1 lb of pork sausage.
  9. You need 1 small of red onion diced.
  10. Prepare 2 of ribs of celery diced.
  11. Prepare 6 of mushrooms chopped.
  12. You need 1 of apple peeled and grated.
  13. You need 1 tsp of garlic.
  14. Prepare 3 tbsp of fresh parsley.
  15. Prepare 1/2 tsp of ground sage.
  16. It's 1 cup of fine breadcrumbs.
  17. You need 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese.
  18. It's 1/2 cup of dried cranberries chopped.
  19. Prepare 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts.
  20. You need 1/2 tsp of garlic.
  21. You need 1 of egg beaten with 1 tsp milk.
  22. Prepare 1/2 tsp of salt.
  23. You need 1/2 tsp of pepper.

Cooking the squash in the microwave makes this quick enough for a busy weeknight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen. I made this recipe up after searching for the perfect stuffed squash recipe-I think this is it! The stuffing would also be delicious in turkey or chicken. The squash can be cooked ahead of time-you may need to bake longer after stuffing.

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash step by step

  1. Cut squash in half and remove the seeds.
  2. Melt 1 tbsp butter and add sage and garlic powder.
  3. Paint the inside of the squash with butter mixture and bake in the oven at 350°F for 40 mins. If squash looks dry cover with tinfoil to help steam it for 15 mins.
  4. Fry off pork sausage, drain fat, reserve 2-3 tbsps of fat for frying vegetables. Put cooked pork in a large bowl, set aside.
  5. In frying pan add onion cook till translucent, add celery cook 2-3 mins, add mushrooms cook 2-3 mins, add apple cook 2-3 mins then add to pork in the bowl.
  6. In the bowl with the pork and veg add salt and pepper to taste, sage, breadcrumbs, cranberries, walnuts, parsley, parmesan, garlic and beaten egg and mix well with your hands.
  7. Divide the sausage mixture into 4 portions and fill the squash return to the oven for another 30 mins.
  8. Serve with steamed veg on the side and chunk of buttery garlic bread.

Learn how to make Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash. Flip squash halves over and fill with sausage mixture. It's loaded with parmesan cheese, butter, and fresh thyme - you'll love the fall flavors! I've been meaning to make a sausage stuffed squash recipe for a while now. It's sat on my to-do list for a couple of months.