Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

2012-01-04
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 2:0 h
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Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 celery rib, 1/2 red onion, 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Method

Step 1

Pre heat oven to 400. Cut squash in half length wise and scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sage to taste.

Step 2

Use 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil. Brush or spoon coconut oil into each half of squash. Roast for 60 minutes.

Step 3

While squash is roasting, melt remaining 2 Tbsp. coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and brown the sausage. Remove sausage from pan and let cool in a mixing bowl. Leave the fat in the pan.

Step 4

Finely dice the onion, celery and garlic and saute over medium heat for a few minutes– until they are softened. Add some salt and pepper. Then add the chopped apples and saute for a couple more minutes.

Step 5

Remove from heat and add to the mixing bowl with the sausage. Allow to cool.

Step 6

When sausage and vegetable mixture are cool enough to handle, add egg and almond or flax meal. Chop rosemary finely and add as well. Mix with your hands (I’m sure I don’t need to tell you to wash them first, right?) until well combined.

Step 7

After an hour, remove squash from the oven. Divide the stuffing among the 4 halves– the stuffing should be mounded– and bake for another 20 minutes.

Step 8

To avoid scorching the roof of your mouth… like I did… you should be patient and let it cool for a bit before you stuff it into your mouth eat it! Enjoy.

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Recipe Comments

Comments (9)

  1. posted by Emmet Buchanan on January 31, 2012

    There’s no apples in the ingredients list!!! Please address that!! I did catch it and had some cameo apples to use and it was delicious!!

  2. posted by Paty on June 28, 2012

    As regards the sausage used- do you buy packaged sausages and then just break it out of the casing?

  3. posted by Pat Conaty on July 29, 2012

    this recipe was totally awesome. was surprised that i liked the apples in it but they added a zest to it that was tasty!

  4. posted by Jenell on October 9, 2012

    This was fantastic! I’ll definitely be making it over and over. Thank you!

  5. posted by Jennifer on January 15, 2013

    This is the best thing I have eaten in awhile! We used hot Italian sausage & it was so good. I could live w/o the apples

  6. posted by Michelle on July 16, 2013

    This was absolutely delicious!!!!! My very picky husband thought it was great and he’d eat it again he said. I didn’t have sage but I do agree it would taste even more stuffing like had I had some. I also added mushrooms and dried cherries. I will make this again!

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