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Autumn Stuffed Acorn Squash

a scrumptious blend of turkey sausage, apple, stuffing, walnuts, and spices stuffed inside seasoned and roasted acorn squash.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

Ingredients

  • 3 acorn squash , halved and deseeded
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb turkey breakfast sausage
  • 2 ribs celery , diced
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 large honey crisp , diced
  • 1 cup stuffing mix , such as stove top
  • 1/4 cup pecans , chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp sage , in addition to the 1/2 tsp for the butter mixture
  • salt & pepper , to taste
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large casserole dish place the six halves of acorn squash. In a small dish melt butter and mix with celery salt, sage, and pepper. Brush evenly onto each half of the squash. Place into oven and cook for one hour.
  • When there is about a half hour left for the squash. Prepare the stuffing mixture. In a large skillet brown ground turkey sausage then add onion and celery cook together for about 5 minutes until onion is tender. Add apple and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. In a large mixing bowl add the turkey sausage mixture, stuffing mix, pecans, and chicken broth. Add another 1/4 tsp sage and salt & pepper to taste.
  • When the acorn squash is finished cooking remove from oven and stuff each squash with stuffing mixture evenly. About 3/4 cup per squash. If any extra left over divide evenly and stuff into the squash.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Serving Size: 1 half squash with stuffing

WW Green Plan: 7 Points | WW Blue Plan: 7 Points | WW Purple Plan: 7 Points |310 calories. 12g fat. 4g saturated fat. carbs 36g. fiber 5g. protein 16g. sugars 5g.