This main course dish is a real beauty! Acorn squash halves are roasted and deliciously filled with a savory sausage and pear saute. The natural sweet flavors from the pear and squash are perfectly coupled with the warm taste of sausage and sage. I've written the recipe for 2 people, but you could easily double or even triple the filling for more squash halves!

Diana71
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with oil.

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  • Rub or brush 1/2 tablespoon oil on the flesh of each acorn squash half. Season with salt and pepper. Place squash halves onto the prepared baking pan, cut-side down.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until softened, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cabbage, and carrots. Saute until onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add diced pear and cook until softened but still crunchy, 2 to 3 minutes longer.

  • Remove acorn squash from oven and turn over using tongs. Stuff with sausage-pear mixture. Return to oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; 31.7 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 1122 mg sodium. 46.6 g carbohydrates; 18.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2020
Will definitely be making this recipe again! Felt like a hearty (but healthy!) fall meal. Used granny smith apples instead of pear but I assume it would taste great either way. I also doubled the recipe for leftovers which kept great in the fridge and reheated in the oven well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2020
Will definitely be making this recipe again! Felt like a hearty (but healthy!) fall meal. Used granny smith apples instead of pear but I assume it would taste great either way. I also doubled the recipe for leftovers which kept great in the fridge and reheated in the oven well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
I made it and it was very nice. Even my hubby loves it. I did some tweaking ingredients replaced sausage with minced lamb spiced it up and it was just very testy. Will make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2020
Will definitely be making this recipe again! Felt like a hearty (but healthy!) fall meal. Used granny smith apples instead of pear but I assume it would taste great either way. I also doubled the recipe for leftovers which kept great in the fridge and reheated in the oven well. Read More
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