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Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash

CUISINE

American

PREP

20 minutes

COOK

40 minutes

SERVINGS

4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Acorn Squashs
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb Lean Sausage (ground meat also works and is lower fat)
  • 1 Medium Diced Onion
  • 4 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Medium Apple, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme
  • 1/3 Cup Cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, lightly brush with olive oil and roast facing down on sheet pan for 20-30 minutes.
  2. While squash is cooking, prepare the stuffing. In a large pan, add sausage or ground meat and cook until brown. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add diced apple and herbs. Cook for another 2-5 minutes. Then add cranberries. Mix together.
  4. Stuff squash with meat filling and broil for 5 minutes.

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Have you tried acorn squash? You need to. This healthy stuffed acorn squash is a fall favorite recipe.

Scoot over spaghetti squash, you’ve got competition. This savory healthy stuffed acorn squash sheet pan recipe is amazing! Not only does it smell like a mix between Christmas and Thanksgiving but it’s a beautiful dish. If you’re have a fall or winter gathering this would be a great meal to serve. Your guests will be impressed without you having to take a whole lot of time preparing.

This was my first time cooking this delightful starchy vegetable and I was very impressed with how easy it was! I liked that I didn’t have to put in all the extra effort like I do with other squashes spending time scraping out the insides. Another plus is that it’s a perfect serving size and can be easily split between two people!

Another bonus is, you will end up with extra stuffing which can be used on a salad, in eggs, or mixed in with a vegetable side. The savory spices and sweetness from the crasins. make it an unforgettable meal.

 

Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash Nutrition Info:

Acorn squash: contains vitamin A, niacin, folate, thiamine and vitamin B-6, but it is an especially good source of vitamin C.

Apple: are high in fiber, vitamin C and various antioxidants! An apple a day keeps the dietitian away.

Celery: dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium and manganese! Just because celery is low in calories doesn’t mean it’s an insignificant nutrient source!

Cranberries: good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese! Adds the perfect amount of sweetness.

Need another stuffed squash recipe to try? My zucchini boats are always a hit!

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