Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
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
745
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
62%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
63%
Cholesterol
134mg
45%
Protein
31g
63%
Carbs
69g
23%
Vitamin A
163µg
18%
Vitamin B12
1µg
24%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
33.1%
Vitamin C
27mg
46%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
40µg
50%
Calcium
301mg
30%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
80µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
136µg
34%
Folic acid
33µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
135mg
34%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
54%
Phosphorus
431mg
62%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
1337mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.7%
Sodium
1259mg
52%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
65.7%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
28%

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