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The Best Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 stuffed acorn halves 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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!


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place prepared acorn squash on a baking sheet, flesh side down.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until squash is fork tender.
  4. In the meantime, to a large skillet add sausage. Break up with a wooden spoon and cook until sausage is browned.
  5. Add in onion and diced apple. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Next, add in spinach and fresh thyme. Saute until spinach is wilted, approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring throughout.
  7. Finish is parmesan cheese. Toss to mix everything together.
  8. When acorn squash is cooked through. Remove from oven. Change oven to HIGH Broiler.
  9. Flip the squash over and stuff with apple sausage mixture.
  10. Place under broiler for 5 minutes, until sausage is browned.
  11. Garnish with chopped parsley and pomegranate arils.
  12. Serve.


Nutrition

  • 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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