WOW! Stuffed Acorn Squash: FAST, Festive, Simple, AND Delicious


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WOW! Stuffed Acorn Squash: FAST, Festive, Simple, AND Delicious

If you're looking for something fun, festive, filling, and delicious that the whole family will enjoy, then you've found what you're looking for!

Give it a try and comment with your thoughts when you're done.

 

Stuffed Acorn Squash With Brown Rice And Turkey

Ingredients:

  • 2 Acorn Squash (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage (chicken sausage works as well)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Package precooked whole-grain brown rice (scant 2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

 

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease microwave-safe large plate; place squash halves, cut sides down, on plate
    (It's OK if halves overlap slightly). Cook squash in microwave oven on High 8 to 9
    minutes or until fork-tender; set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan with foil.In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage andcook until browned, breaking up sausage with side of spoon. With slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl.
  3. To same skillet, add onion, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned and tender, stirring occasionally; add to sausage in bowl.
  4. With spoon, scoop out squash, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shell. Add scooped-out squash to bowl with sausage; stir in rice (it is not necessary to heat rice as label directs) and parsley
    until combined.
  5. Spoon sausage mixture into squash shells; place in prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

 

This recipe took us about 30 minutes in total to create from start to finish. It really hit the spot on a cold winter night. Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments!




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