It’s chilly out there (at least it should be), warm your belly with Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash!

If you are looking for a warm seasonal dish that’s easy to prepare – look no further!!  I stumbled across this recipe a few weeks back from Life as a Plate and have been in love with it ever since.  Not only is this a super easy meal to throw together, but it is also a meal that can be served at any time of day.  The sweetness of the onions and orange juice coupled with the breakfast sausage make it a solid breakfast option, and the squash and heartiness of the meal pair nicely as a dinner option as well!

Added bonus – right now Trader Joe’s has acorn squash on sale for $1.49 a piece!

For this you will need:

  • 2 acorn squashes
  • 1 lb organic breakfast sausage, or lean turkey sausage (I recommend going for the good organic pork kind though!)
  • 1 small apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 c. sweet onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or clarified butter
  • splash of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add in onions, apples, splash of OJ, maple syrup and rosemary.
  2. Cook on low until the onions are translucent and slightly brown and the apples soft.
  3. While this is cooking, cut the acorn squash in half, scoop out seeds, and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add the breakfast sausage to the saucepan with the onions and cook thoroughly, breaking up into smaller pieces.
  5. When the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out 2-3 tablespoons of squash from each half, leaving 1/4-1/2 inch around the edge of the squash.
  6. Add the scooped-out squash, and the onion mixture to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  7. Add mixture back into squash and place in an oven-safe dish.
  8. Cook 5 minutes on 375 simply to reheat.

One Response to “It’s chilly out there (at least it should be), warm your belly with Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash!”

  1. carter
    January 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Had this over the Holidays and it was superdupergood.

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