Meaty acorn squash

    55 min

    An acorn squash is stuffed with a mixture of beef mince, sausage, onions, garlic and Cheddar. You can serve this as a side dish or enjoy with a light green salad.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 acorn squash, halved lengthways and seeded
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • cooking spray
    • 115g lean minced beef
    • 115g pork sausagemeat
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 60g Cheddar cheese, cubed

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper, and lightly spray with cooking oil. Place in a baking dish flesh side down and cover with cling film.
    3. Microwave on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until flesh is fork-tender.
    4. 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 frying pan, cook the onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Combine beef and pork with cheese and onions and spoon mixture into squash halves.
    5. 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.

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    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!  -  06 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  15 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  09 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)