Turban squash is a winter squash that looks like a pumpkin wearing a striped green turban. The texture is similar to pumpkin and butternut squash. This recipe has been a long time favorite at Thanksgiving with my family.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease foil.

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  • Cut the top off the squash using a serrated knife and scoop out seeds. Lightly salt the inside of squash. Place squash, cut-side down, onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 1 hour.

  • Cook and stir sausage, celery, mushrooms, and onion in a skillet over medium heat until sausage is browned and vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes; drain excess grease.

  • Combine sour cream, Parmesan cheese, egg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir sausage mixture into sour cream mixture.

  • Scoop the meat from the inside of squash, being careful not to tear the skin. Mash squash meat in a bowl.

  • Spoon some of the sausage mixture into the hollowed squash, making a ring. Spoon a ring of mashed squash over sausage mixture. Continue layering until all the sausage mixture and mashed squash are used.

  • Bake in the oven until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 22.4g 35% DV; cholesterol 85.7mg 29% DV; sodium 896.3mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2016
I made this but used butternut squash. It was enough for 4 meals and very delicious. I only used 1/2 lb of Neeses hot sausage and that was plenty. Didn't have any mushrooms but that would have been good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2016
I made this but used butternut squash. It was enough for 4 meals and very delicious. I only used 1/2 lb of Neeses hot sausage and that was plenty. Didn't have any mushrooms but that would have been good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2017
Excellent! I added a little ricotta like 1\4 cup and more cheese precorino Romano. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
I used chorizo and it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2018
I substituted hot sausage...this will deff blow you away! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2020
I made this exactly as written. It was flavorful, but it did not really look like any of the pictures shown. It was quite dry, so we ended up putting some butter on ours while eating it. I’m not sure the ratio of the sour cream, cheese and egg was mixture was right with the amount of sausage. One picture looks very “saucy” and ours was not. Next time I’m going to double the wet ingredients. Read More