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
96
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 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
  • 1 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
2g
3%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
306µg
44%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
270µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
119mg
12%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Phosphorus, P
33mg
5%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
350mg
23%
Water
51g
2%

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.