Apple + Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ya know how some things just smell and look like fall? These stuffed beauties are 100% those things. Comforting and perfect on that autumn evening. Try em' out and let me know what you think!

Apple + Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Serves 2 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 1 hr 15 mins ish

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Acorn Squash, halved

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt & Pepper

  • 1 lb Ground Sausage (sweet)

  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped

  • 2 Large Celery Stalks, finely chopped

  • 1 Apples, diced

  • ½ tsp sage

  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs

  • 1 cup Parmasean Cheese, for topping

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Using a sharp knife cut off each end of the acorn squash removing as little as possible, then cut in half.

  • Spoon out seeds.

  • Brush olive oil inside of Acorn Squash.

  • Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over Acorn Squash

  • Bake for 40 minutes to an hour depending on size of your squash until tender and you can pierce with a fork.

  • While the squash is baking begin sautéing the sausage for about 5 minutes, drain and pat dry with a paper towel to remove as much grease as possible, but don't discard grease in the pan.

  • Using the grease from the sausage add your onions and celery to the pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown. (add olive oil if necessary)

  • Add apples and sauté for another 2 minutes or until softened.

  • Stir in sage and bread crumbs.

  • Once squash has finished baking and reached desired tenderness spoon in meat mixture until the squash is filled.

  • Return to the oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes depending on size of squash.

  • Remove from oven and top with parmesan cheese.

Happy cooking!!

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