Sausage and Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash


This acorn squash is stuffed with ground beef, pork sausage, onions, garlic, and Cheddar cheese. Serve with a tossed salad and crusty bread for a simple, tasty meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 stuffed squash halves



  • 1 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • cooking spray


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ pound ground pork sausage

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 ounces Cheddar cheese, cubed


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

  2. Make the squash: Season squash flesh with salt and pepper, then lightly spray with cooking spray. Place squash, cut-sides down, into a microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap.

  3. Microwave on high until flesh is fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, make the filling: Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and pork sausage; cook and stir until well browned and crumbly, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain grease from the skillet and transfer meat to a bowl.

  5. Cook onion and garlic in residual grease in the same skillet until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  6. Add onion mixture to meat mixture; stir in Cheddar cheese.

  7. Place squash halves, cut-sides up, on a baking sheet. Spoon filling into cavities.

  8. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and squash is lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

  9. Remove from the oven and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

588 Calories
37g Fat
41g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 588
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1512mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 31mg 154%
Calcium 342mg 26%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1441mg 31%

* 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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