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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Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe

Sweet winter squash stuffed with a savory mixture of meat, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spices.
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 310kcal
Author Katie Wells



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


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!


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17.7g | Saturated Fat: 9.4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 833mg | Fiber: 10.4g | Sugar: 2.5g

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