Have I mentioned I love love love Autumn? It's perfect weather. Crisp, cool, with blustery winds blowing colorful leaves whimsically around everywhere. It's truly beautiful.
This past weekend we went to Grave's Mountain to enjoy our tradition of enjoying their Fall festivities like sampling brunswick stew, shopping at various vendors ( I got some REALLY cute gold leave earrings!!!), Jake had his favorite apple donuts, and of course we picked a ½ bushel of apples! We got granny smith, stayman, and fuji! Although my personal favorite is honey crisp.
Needless to say it was a perfect Fall day 🙂
What is also so great about this season is squash. I love squash of all kinds but spaghetti, acorn, and butternut are on the top of my list. And without having realized it I managed to eat all three varieties in one week's worth of dinners! LOL So, expect to see even more squash on my blog here soon!
Acorn squash is perfect for dinner because you just slice it in half and ( if you are only serving for 2 like us) it's a perfect 2 person meal!
This time instead of just roasting the squash with a little butter and cinnamon like i normally do, I decided to go the savory route. I added garlic, a little butter, and turkey breakfast sausage. Yup. It was a genius move. And my squash skeptical husband LOVED it! WIN!
So if you are in need of a healthy, veggie packed, autumn inspired supper look no further than this Stuffed Acorn Squash!
2 acorn squash, halved
1 tbs butter
1 tbs garlic seasoning
2 garlic cloves minced
½ cup turkey breakfast sausage, cooked
½ cup of reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup brown rice, cooked
½ red bell pepper, diced
½ green bell pepper, diced
1 big handful of kale, chopped and rinsed
Preheat oven to 350
Place halved squash on baking sheet and put butter, garlic seasoning, and garlic evenly over all halves
Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until squash has softened a bit
In a big mixing bowl combine: rice, sausage, peppers, kale, and cheese. Mix thoroughly
Scoop out sausage mixture and place in each squash halve.Top with some more cheese if desired
Place back in oven for another 10 minutes and serve!
Mmm.... acorn squash! I like that you used breakfast sausage, I can see how that flavor would lend itself well to the acorn squash.
I'm a big fan of acorn squash. I love that you stuffed it!
I love fall too! Beautiful pics...and the stuffed squash is delectable!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Stuffed squash is my goto meal in the winter. So easy and oh so delicious!
Cravings of a Lunatic says
Great recipe and looks like your trip was a ton of fun. We love going to things like that. Me and my daughter go to the apple festival every year. It's such a riot.
Nancy [email protected] says
Looks like such a fun time too! Fall is one of my favorite seasons!
Fall is my favorite season, it's a little bittersweet knowing that winter is on it's way. I love this savory stuffed squash, I will be trying this soon!
Graves's Mountain sounds wonderful! I love apple season too! You acorn squash is gorgeous and looks like a complete meal!
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Thanks Ginny!!! Grave's actually had the BEST Granny Smiths ive ever had this season!
[email protected] Mom says
I love the fall too and that looked like perfect weather for a great time together!
Gorgeous pics. I love stuffed squash and this looks awesome!
christine (@foodyschmoody) says
Acorn is one that I actually have never cooked with. This sounds like a good recipe to get to using the acorn squash.
Back for Seconds says
This is the perfect food for the season! It's beautiful too!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
I haven't made acron squash yet this fall... I need to rectify that, stat!
That just looks like the perfect day! We went to the mountains yesterday and it was so so peaceful! Loved it! Can't wait to make some Stuffed Acorn Squash!
Lisa @ The Wellness Wife says
Great fall fun pics! Thanks for the acorn squash recipe. I wasn't raised eating squash and I'm pretty uncreative on my own.
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I've never cooked with acorn squash before! I find that sad LOL Need to try!
Cookin Canuck says
Fall is my favorite season, too...cool weather, beautiful leaves... I have never been a big fan of acorn squash, but I have to say that I'm really tempted to try this recipe. The sausage, peppers and kale sound like a great way to dress up the squash.
Heather | girlichef says
I love all things fall, too - and especially the emergence of winter squash everywhere! These stuffed squash sound amazing...I love that there's kale and sausage in there (two of my favorite squash accompaniments).
p.s...you should join in the 12 weeks of winter squash that starts the first week in November! Let me know if you want me to add you to the fb group 🙂
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Yes! I would love to be apart of the 12 weeks of winter squash! Sounds like fun!
Heather | girlichef (@girlichef) says
Sweet! I will leave you a link to the group, and approve your request as soon as I see it. Yay! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/12WeeksOfWinterSquash/
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
Fall is my favorite season too, especially with recipes like this. Love that you added sausage and rice to these.
A Family Feast (@AFamilyFeast) says
We love acorn squash and this recipe looks fantastic! (Perfect for fall!)
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
You certainly know the way to a gal's heart! I ADORE stuffed acorn squash!
Great recipe, a fall twist on one of my favorite dishes!