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Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy stuffed acorn squash recipe? Learn how to make stuffed acorn squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bstudley1

Makes 4 servings



from clean eating magazine http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/ce11_acornsquash.html

Recipe Ingredients for stuffed acorn squash

842 g acorn squash
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
112 g extra lean ground turkey
36 g diced yellow onion
1 tbsp garlic, minced
6 oz low-fat sour cream
1 serving parm cheese
107 g celery, diced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Recipe Directions for stuffed acorn squash

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400░F.

  2. 2. Begin by slicing squash lengthwise. With a spoon, remove seeds to create a clean cavity for stuffing.

  3. 3. Season cut side of squash with salt and pepper. Brush with oil and place cavity-side-down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake squash until fork tender, approximately 45 minutes.

  4. 4. Meanwhile, in a large sautÚ pan over medium heat, brown sausage until cooked through. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate, if necessary.

  5. 5. Return sautÚ pan to medium-low heat and add onion and celery. Sweat over low heat, scraping fond (sausage bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan) until onions become translucent.

  6. 6. Add garlic to onion mixture and sautÚ until aromatic, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  7. 7. In a large bowl, combine sausage, onion mixture, spinach and sour cream. Stir well to combine and season, if necessary.

  8. 8. When squash are tender, remove from oven and flip over so cavity is facing upwards. Divide stuffing evenly between the 4 halves. Sprinkle with cheese.

  9. 9. Bake squash for an additional 15 minutes at 350║F until stuffing is heated throughout and top begins to turn golden brown. Garnish with reserved celery leaves and serve.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 328.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
257
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.8g
20%
Saturated Fat
7.0g
35%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
319mg
13%
Potassium
897mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
26.9g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
12.3g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 21% Iron 10%
* 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
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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