This Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is an easy & comforting dish that screams Fall. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving side dish! Tender roasted acorn squash filled with a flavorful apple and sausage filling then topped with juicy pomegranate. You can also serve it as vegetarian main dish at Thanksgiving!
- 3 acorn squash, halved and seeded
Apple Sausage Filling:
- 1 lb. all natural sausage
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced
- 2 1/2 cups baby spinach
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- garnish: chopped parsley and pomegranate arils
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place prepared acorn squash on a baking sheet, flesh side down.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until squash is fork tender.
- In the meantime, to a large skillet add sausage. Break up with a wooden spoon and cook until sausage is browned.
- Add in onion and diced apple. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
- Next, add in spinach and fresh thyme. Saute until spinach is wilted, approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring throughout.
- Finish is parmesan cheese. Toss to mix everything together.
- When acorn squash is cooked through. Remove from oven. Change oven to HIGH Broiler.
- Flip the squash over and stuff with apple sausage mixture.
- Place under broiler for 5 minutes, until sausage is browned.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and pomegranate arils.
- Serving Size: 1 stuffed squash halve
- Calories: 428
- Sugar: 6 g
- Sodium: 878 mg
- Fat: 25 g
- Saturated Fat: 10 g
- Carbohydrates: 32 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 21 g
- Cholesterol: 65 mg
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