Spicy Sausage Stuffed Squash

    1 hour 20 min

    This delicious recipe combines the sweetness from the acorn squash, with the spiciness from the turkey sausages. It's a wonderful and delectable combination.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 675g spicy turkey sausage, casings removed
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place the squash halves face-down in a baking dish in 2.5cm of water and bake until flesh is tender, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook the sausage in the oil until brown, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks; set aside.
    3. Once the squash halves are tender, discard the water. Generously sprinkle dark brown soft sugar into the cavity of each squash half, reserving about 4 tablespoons for later use. Fill the squash halves with the browned sausage and top with the reserved dark brown soft sugar. Return squash to the baking dish and bake until the sugar begins to melt, about 15 minutes.


    If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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    Made this tonight using 2 large acorn squash, no olive oil (forgot) and 1 pound of mild Italian sausage. I pre-cooked the squash and sausage as per the recipe before picking my husband up from work. I left the squash in the oven (turned off) and the sausage in on the stove (also turned off) and then came home, heated the meat a bit, drained the water off the squash and continued on with the recipe. Delicious!!  -  29 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This dish was amazing! I made sure not to tell my boyfriend what i was making because I knew he wouldnt go for it, a couple bites in and he was ready to know when i would make it again We love garlic and onions, so i cooked up some onion with the turkey then added in minced garlic. I also used someone elses idea to add bread crumbs in with the meat. Will definitely make this dish again!!! The sweet and spicy combination is perfect.  -  25 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Love this! I use hot pork sausage like other reviewers I microwaved the squash for 8-10 min to get them soft then bake for about 15 min, then I throw it under the broiler for a minute or 2 to get the brown sugar caramelized.  -  03 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)