Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash

Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe

Sausage-stuffed winter squash is an easy and healthy recipe that can be made and re-heated for lunch the next day. My kids loved the “bowls” made of squash, and I loved that these were a filling and healthy dinner.

You can change up the inside mixture to fit your tastes. I’ve done this with grass-fed beef, spinach, and feta, or with leftover chicken, artichokes, and mushrooms. Similar to my stuffed sweet potatoes, I’ve found that with kids, putting anything in a “boat” or on a skewer makes it more fun (and tasty).

Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe

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Yield 4 servings

Sweet winter squash stuffed with a savory mixture of meat, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spices.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Cut the squash in half from top to bottom.
  3. Scoop the seeds out.
  4. Place the squash face down in a baking dish with ½ cup water for 30-45 minutes until fork tender.
  5. While the squash is cooking, slice the sausage into ½ inch chunks and saute in large skillet until browned and cooked through.
  6. Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside.
  7. Dice the onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms.
  8. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms to the pan and cook until almost soft
  9. Remove from the heat and add the sausage back in as well as the butter and spices and mix well.
  10. When the squash is cooked, remove it from the oven and turn it over so open side is up.
  11. Stuff the squash with the sausage mixture and top with Parmesan if using and put it back into the oven for around 10 minutes to brown.
  12. Remove from oven, cut each squash half in half, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

This is one of those endlessly versatile recipes; choose the type of squash you like, your favorite type of sausage or even leftover chicken, and customize the spices to your tastes!

Courses Main

Cuisine None

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ¼ of one squash

Amount Per Serving

Calories 310

% Daily Value

Total Fat 17.7 g

27%

Saturated Fat 9.4 g

47%

Cholesterol 48 mg

16%

Sodium 833 mg

35%

Total Carbohydrates 35.4 g

12%

Dietary Fiber 10.4 g

42%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 8 g

16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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