Acorn Squash with Sweet Spicy Sausage

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This simple recipe combines the sweetness of winter squash and brown sugar with spicy turkey sausage, all served right in the squash shell. It is an unexpected -- yet delicious and beautiful -- combination!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 squash halves

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ pounds spicy turkey sausage, casings removed

  • 1 cup brown sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place the squash halves face-down in a baking dish in 1 inch of water and bake until flesh is tender, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the sausage in the oil until brown, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks; set aside.

  3. Once the squash halves are tender, discard the water. Generously sprinkle brown sugar into the cavity of each squash half, reserving about 1/4 cup for later use. Fill the squash halves with the browned sausage, and top with the reserved brown sugar. Return squash to the baking dish and bake until the sugar begins to melt, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1013mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 825mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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