Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash

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Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe
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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

Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe

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


4 servings



  • 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!


Nutrition Facts
Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.7g27%
Saturated Fat 9.4g59%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 833mg36%
Carbohydrates 35.4g12%
Fiber 10.4g43%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


6 responses to “Sausage Stuffed Winter Squash”

  1. Lindsey Campbell Avatar
    Lindsey Campbell

    How many servings does it make? And what other veggie would be good, do you think? My kids HATE cooked peppers!!

  2. Abbie H Avatar

    I have made something similar with Italian sausage and kale…I make “sails” out of bamboo skewers and construction paper triangles to amp it up for our 2 and 4 yr old kiddos…they’ll try ANYTHING that looks that cute!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      I love that idea… I was going to make these this weekend and my two year old is in a huge plane/boat/car phase so I’ll try it 🙂

  3. Colleen Avatar

    Katie, I made this tonight with homemade ground turkey sausage, and it was incredible! The spicy sausage and sweet squash really went well together. Thanks for another great recipe.

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