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Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe? Learn how to make Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by themcmaster

Makes 8 servings



So savory, a little bit sweet, and perfect for the fall season!

Recipe Ingredients for Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

67 grams lite wheat bread (three slices)
2 lbs acorn squash (two large squash)
1 tbsp light brown sugar
2/5 lb chicken sausage
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
10 oz cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried Marjoram
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Cut bread into 3/4" cubes and lay out to dry. This goes faster if you leave it on top of the warming oven.

  3. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise, so they will sit nicely when laid open.

  4. Scoop seeds and membrane from inside squash.

  5. Spray insides of squash with ICBINB spray, and sprinkle with brown sugar and a bit of the nutmeg and cinnamon.

  6. Place squash face down in a 9x13" baking dish with 1/2" of water. Place in center of oven and allow to bake until they are ready to be stuffed.

  7. In a nonstick frying pan, saute sausage, onions, garlic, and mushrooms until onions are clear and sausage is browned. Allow to cool.

  8. In a large mixing bowl, combine soup, egg whites, cranberries, pecans, bread, and seasonings.

  9. Add sausage mixture to soup mixture and stir.

  10. When squash are slightly tender, remove from oven and turn facing up.

  11. Spoon stuffing into cavity of each squash, then sprinkle with cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

  12. Bake squash for 20 minutes with foil on, then remove foil and bake another 10 minutes.

  13. Allow to cool slightly, then serve. Works as a main or a side dish!

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, American, Thanksgiving, Bake, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 243.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
234
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
562mg
23%
Potassium
556mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
27.0g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5.0g
20%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
10.8g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 12% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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