Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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


Submitted by debierpenbeck

Makes 6 servings



Cumin and chili powder season a filling of turkey sausage, tomatoes, black beans and Swiss cheese for creamy acorn squash. Serve this stuffed squash with warmed corn tortillas for wrapping up bites of all the tasty ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients for Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

1 cup, cubes Squash, Winter, Acorn
5 oz Ground Turkey, 93% Lean
1 small Onions
0.5 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Peppers, Sweet, Red
1 clove Garlic
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
2 cup cherry tomatoes Tomatoes, Red, Ripe
15 oz Black Beans
0.5 tsp Salt, Table
0.13 tsp Tabasco Sauce
1 cup, shredded Swiss Cheese

Recipe Directions for Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Cut squash in half horizontally. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place the squash cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, beans, salt and hot sauce, scraping up any browned bits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the tomatoes are broken down, 10 to 12 minutes.

  4. When the squash are tender, reduce oven temperature to 325. Fill the squash halves with the turkey mixture. Top with cheese. Place on the baking sheet and bake until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 220.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
207
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
483mg
20%
Potassium
345mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
14.8g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 21% Iron 15%
* 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
92% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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