Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Jimmy Dean

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Enjoy the taste of fall all year long with acorn squash stuffed with breadcrumbs, dried cranberries, and spicy sausage. Recipe courtesy of Jimmy Dean.

4
Servings
338
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • medium acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 16-ounce package hot pork sausage, such as Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Roll Sausage
  • ½  Cup  chopped onion
  • 1½  Cup  soft breadcrumbs
  • 1  Cup  packed baby spinach, chopped
  • ½  Cup  dried cranberries
  • ½  Cup  (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar
  • ¼  Cup  slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2  Tablespoons  milk
  • egg, beaten

Directions

Place the squash, cut-side down, in a 13-by-9-inch microwaveable dish; cover. Microwave on High until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly.

Meanwhile, cook the sausage and onions in large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently; drain. Return the sausage and onions to the skillet. Add the breadcrumbs, spinach, cranberries, cheese, almonds, milk, and egg; mix well.

Turn the squash halves over; fill with the sausage mixture. Microwave, covered, until thoroughly heated, 2 to 3 minutes. Cut in half to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
299µg
43%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
186µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
141mg
14%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
89µg
22%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
92mg
29%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
184mg
26%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
278mg
19%
Water
56g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sage Shopping Tip

Keep both fresh herbs and dried herbs on hand. Dry herbs will last a long time, while fresh herbs have a short shelf-life.

Sage Cooking Tip

If you want the flavor of herbs in your food without the actual pieces, wrap them in cheese cloth and cook; discard before eating.