Acorn squash stuffed with ground beef, pork sausage, onions, garlic, and cheddar cheese. Serve with tossed salad and crusty bread for a simple, tasty meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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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 oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper, and lightly spray with cooking oil. Place in a baking dish flesh side down, and cover with plastic wrap.

  • Microwave on high for 10 to 15 minutes, or until flesh is fork-tender.

  • Meanwhile, cook beef and pork in 1 tablespoon of oil on medium high heat until well browned, stirring frequently to crumble. Drain, and set aside. In the same skillet, cook the onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Combine beef and pork with cheese and onions, and spoon mixture into squash halves.

  • Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and squash is lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

588 calories; protein 27.9g 56% DV; carbohydrates 41g 13% DV; fat 36.6g 56% DV; cholesterol 96.6mg 32% DV; sodium 1511.5mg 61% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2008
With my alterations I give this recipe 5 stars for its tasty, earthy, comfort food appeal! I cooked 1 cup of white long grain rice with 2 cups of chicken broth in a separate pan so I could add it to my ground beef mixture. I did not have pork sausage, but I'm sure it would be wonderful in this dish. I also added onions, celery, dried sage, 2 cloves of garlic, and rosemary to the meat for a savory taste. Once the squash was cooked, I spooned the rice and meat mixture into the wells, then topped each with some grated colby jack cheese. It turned out beautifully and was very tasty. My husband, who doesn't even like acorn squash, ate two servings! See my photo of this lovely autumn dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2012
I found the basic recipe on the bland side. I might have used the rong sausage. The there are several seasoning posibilityto try. Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2008
With my alterations I give this recipe 5 stars for its tasty, earthy, comfort food appeal! I cooked 1 cup of white long grain rice with 2 cups of chicken broth in a separate pan so I could add it to my ground beef mixture. I did not have pork sausage, but I'm sure it would be wonderful in this dish. I also added onions, celery, dried sage, 2 cloves of garlic, and rosemary to the meat for a savory taste. Once the squash was cooked, I spooned the rice and meat mixture into the wells, then topped each with some grated colby jack cheese. It turned out beautifully and was very tasty. My husband, who doesn't even like acorn squash, ate two servings! See my photo of this lovely autumn dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
I really liked this. I tweaked it a little to suit my caloric preferences. Ground turkey instead of pork/beef. Eliminated the oil not necessary for the meat or squash. Diced tomato instead of cheese. Also I dont have a microwave so I baked the squash @ 375 for 40 minutes then another 20 with the stuffing. A great healthy delicous meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2007
the squash is bitter but add a teaspoon of brown sugar to the bottom before you add your sausage to it. It will make all the difference in the world. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
This has soooo many possibilities! Very good as is...filling and comforting. I have made a list of other things to add next time...stuffing corn sun-dried tomatoes olives.....somebody stop me! Will make again & again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
I just used sausage no hamburger. I also added mushrooms to the onion mixture. Hubby said he could eat it every night - LOVED it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2012
I found the basic recipe on the bland side. I might have used the rong sausage. The there are several seasoning posibilityto try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
This is my favorite Autumn recipe and I've been making it for years! The flavors are excellent together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2004
Enjoyed the savory take on the acorn squash. Didn't have sausage on hand but spiced up some ground pork with sage a little cayenne and salt and pepper. Imagine the filling would have been even better with pre-made sausage. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/31/2004
I'm surprised so many people liked this recipe. I do a lot of cooking and I've got to say that these tastes just did not go together. Although the filling was good on it's own the sweetness of the squash tasted awful with the spices and cheese. My boyfriend couldn't even finish it and that's saying something. Sorry I've got to give this a thumbs-down! Read More
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