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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Low-carb Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great way to eat healthy and still enjoy the cozy feel of fall. An easy and delicious dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 c Celery
  • 1/2 c Onion
  • 1 c Apple Granny Smith
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 c Sour Cream
  • 1 oz White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage

Instructions

Acorn Squash

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover a baking dish or baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Cut squash in half.
  • Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy bits inside each squash half, until the inside is smooth.
  • Brush olive oil over each half on the orange flesh side.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Put each half onto the prepared baking sheet fresh side down.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and turn so that the flesh side is facing up and ready for sausage filling.

Sausage Filling

  • Cut onion, celery and apple into small pieces.
  • Brown Italian Sausage with onion and celery.
  • Once sausage is cooked through, drain any grease from pan.
  • Add apple and cook 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Beat one egg slightly.
  • Add sour cream and egg to sausage mixture and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Grate cheese.
  • Fill each acorn squash with sausage filling.
  • Sprinkle each with cheese.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

If there is any extra sausage filling, bake in a ramekin alongside the squash.