This Stuffed Acorn Squash Is The Perfect Winter Dish

When it comes to winter recipes, one of my favorite ingredients to incorporate is squash.
There are so many creative ways to prepare this yummy vegetable  like this spaghetti squash and meatballs dish. But I am confident that I have found a new favorite with this brilliant recipe for acorn squash.
Using Italian sausage, fresh vegetables, and even some Granny Smith apples, this stuffed acorn squash is sure to impress.
And I had no idea just how simple it is to make this dish right at home. The results look so tasty that I can’t wait to give this recipe a try myself.
This one-of-a-kind dinner dish will warm the soul on a cold winter evening. And the whole family may just think you’ve suddenly become a professional chef!
Check out the simple steps below. Then, watch our exclusive video to see this amazing stuffed acorn squash recipe in action.
  • 3 acorn squashes, halved and seeded
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Instructions
    • Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
    • Place squash halves on parchment-paper-lined baking tray.
    • Brush with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
    • Bake 40 to 60 minutes at 400 ºF.
    • Cook Italian sausage in frying pan, and set aside to drain.
    • To frying pan, add onion, celery, apples, sage, and bread crumbs, and stir over medium heat.
    • Add cooked sausage and Parmesan cheese, and stir.
    • Spoon sausage filling into squash halves.
    • Bake for an additional 15 minutes 400 ºF.
    • Top with additional cheese, serve, and enjoy!
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