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Delicious stuffed butternut squash dish that's full of flavor!


Recipe Summary

1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 25 mins
20 mins


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Cut the butternut squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out and throw away seeds. Brush the cut side of squash with 1 teaspoon oil. Place cut-side down onto a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove and let cool, 5 to 10 minutes. Leave the oven on.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot oil until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Add onion, apple, and garlic. Continue to cook, while stirring around, until vegetables are slightly soft, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  • Turn squash over and place cut-side up onto the baking pan. Fill the centers of the squash with beef mixture. Dot each with 1 tablespoon butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

  • Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until brown sugar is golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle each half with goat cheese. Serve.

Cook's Note:

You can use bulk sausage instead of ground beef and Parmesan cheese instead of goat cheese, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

1040 calories; protein 50.7g; carbohydrates 88.7g; fat 57.2g; cholesterol 194.8mg; sodium 386.6mg. Full Nutrition